• Week-to-week with thumb injury

    News: Joe Colborne is week-to-week with a thumb injury.
    Analysis: Joe Colborne was forced from Thursday's exhibition against the Jets after suffering the injury, which is believed to be a broken thumb. Colborne and the Flames are hoping to avoid surgery, but the 25-year-old forward will be sidelined for a number of weeks at the very least. Given his current recovery timetable, Colborne will hope to return to action around the Flames' Oct. 17 matchup with the Oilers.
  • Leaves with upper-body injury

    News: Joe Colborne left Thursday's preseason game against the Jets with an upper-body injury and will not return.
    Analysis: It's unclear exactly what caused the injury to Joe Colborne, but it's less than ideal for the Flames to lose a top six forward less than a week before the regular season begins. The nature of the injury remains unclear at this point, but the team should provide an update on his status in the near future.
  • Flames' Colborne Will Wear Wrist Brace

    News: Joe Colborne will start the season wearing a brace on his surgically repaired wrist, Wes Gilberton of the Calgary Sun reports.
    Analysis: The report also noted that Joe Colborne is ready to participate in Friday's first on-ice session with the team, which is certainly encouraging. It won't be clear what affect, if any, playing with a wrist brace will have on Colborne's early season production until the 2015-16 campaign gets underway. The 25-year-old center registered 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 64 games with the Flames last season.
  • Flames' Colborne Had Wrist Surgery After Season

    News: Joe Colborne underwent surgery on his wrist after the Flames' season ended, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
    Analysis: Joe Colborne had already previously admitted that he played through a wrist injury during the playoffs, but it wasn't clear whether or not the injury would require surgery until Colborne visited a specialist in Vancouver in May. It would likely take some sort of setback for Colborne not to be ready for the start of Calgary's training camp in September.
  • Flames' Colborne Nursing Wrist Injury

    News: Joe Colborne said Tuesday that he played through a wrist injury during the playoffs, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
    Analysis: Joe Colborne will visit a specialist in Vancouver next week to determine whether or not surgery is deemed necessary. The 25-year-old didn't miss any postseason action because of the injury, finishing with a goal, two assists, and 20 PIM in the Flames' 11 playoff contests.
  • Calgary's Colborne Tallies Goal In Win

    News: Joe Colborne scored in Game 3 on Tuesday, picking up a goal in a 4-3 victory against Anaheim.
    Analysis: Joe Colborne is known more for his tenacity than scoring ability, but he will chip in once in a while, as he did while deftly converting a short-handed breakaway Tuesday. He now has two assists and a goal in nine playoff contests for the Flames.
  • Calgary's Colborne Set To Play Saturday

    News: Despite missing Saturday morning's skate for maintenance reasons, Joe Colborne will be in the lineup in the evening for Game 6 vs. Vancouver, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
    Analysis: Joe Colborne has been a physical force in the series, helping push back against a tough Canucks team. He has also chipped in a pair of points and will be called upon heavily in a pivotal Game 6 Saturday.
  • Calgary's Colborne Not Skating Saturday Morning

    News: Joe Colborne was missing in action at Saturday morning's skate, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.
    Analysis: There hasn't been any injury information disclosed about Joe Colborne, but a couple players from Calgary were missing from Saturday morning's skate. It remains to be seen whether this affects Colborne's status for Saturday night's Game 6.
  • Flames' Colborne Gets Assist, 10 PIM In Win

    News: Joe Colborne handed out an assist and earned a 10-minute game misconduct penalty in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Canucks.
    Analysis: With the outcome decided late in the third period, the two teams again mixed things up, with both Joe Colborne and the Canucks' Alex Burrows taking misconduct penalties in the game's final two minutes. Colborne had already made his impact felt earlier in the contest, setting up Sam Bennett's first career goal at the 17:46 mark of the third period.
  • Flames' Colborne Adds PP Assist

    News: Joe Colborne notched a power-play assist in Monday's win over the Stars.
    Analysis: Since an eight-assist October, Joe Colborne's offensive numbers have been steadily on the decline. Even with the helper in Monday's game, Colborne finishes March with just three points, his lowest output for any month this season. He's functional enough as a depth forward in real-life terms for the Flames, but fantasy owners shouldn't look to him for much assistance.