Ferland has healed from his upper body injury and is ready to return to the lineup, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports. Ferland provides an edge and toughness to the Flames' lineup, so the All-Star Break came at a good time for Ferland. He also has tallied eight points in 37 contests but is not necessarily in the lineup for his scoring.
Ferland (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Darren Haynes of The Canadian Press reports. Ferland had already been ruled out for Sunday's contest in Carolina, but his move to IR comes in order to make a roster spot for the returning Lance Bouma (leg). His placement on injured reserve is likely retroactive to Jan. 22, meaning he won't be eligible to return until Feb. 3, when the Flames host the Hurricanes.
Ferland (upper body) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Hurricanes, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Ferland is known as a pesky winger and his offensive upside is severely limited. The 23-year-old has just eight points in 37 games and his average ice time (12:12) this campaign doesn't afford him the opportunity to do much with the puck.
Ferland won't return to Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets due to an upper-body injury. Ferland reportedly collided with somebody and was seen skating off slowly before going to the locker room. While it was initially believed to be an ankle injury, the news that he's dealing with an upper-body issue certainly rules that out. The Flames will be down one forward for the remainder of Thursday's game, but Ferland's status should be updated at some point before the team's next game Sunday against the Hurricanes.
Ferland scored on the power play and added an assist in Monday's loss to the Sharks. The tally was Ferland's first point of the year on the power play, so he could continue seeing time on the man advantage if he keeps producing. Despite that, the 23-year-old has just eight points on the season, so there's not much here from a fantasy perspective.
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