• Stajan's Game-Winner Sends Flames On To Round 2

    News: Matt Stajan scored the game-winning goal and registered two assists in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 victory over Vancouver.
    Analysis: What a way to get your first NHL playoff goal, as Matt Stajan finished the first round with four points in six games. Skating on the third line with Michael Ferland, Stajan played a key role in the team's first-round series win, recording a plus-5 rating and posting a 50.3 faceoff percentage. If the Flames can continue to get contributions from their bottom-six, they could potentially get past Anaheim in Round 2.
  • Flames' Stajan Captures Assist In Game 5 Defeat

    News: Matt Stajan registered an assist on the Flames' lone goal in Thursday's Game 5 loss to the Canucks.
    Analysis: Matt Stajan has supplied a useful 17 PIM in the rough-and-tumble series with the Flames' Canadian rivals, but aside from Thursday's assist, he's been a non-entity at offense. That shouldn't surprise anyone after Stajan mustered only 17 points over 59 regular-season contests.
  • Two Goals For Flames' Stajan

    News: Matt Stajan scored twice Wednesday in a 6-3 win over the Ducks.
    Analysis: Matt Stajan has strung together three nice games since missing five contests for the birth of his child, scoring three goals and four points. Still, he's got just seven goals and seven assists in 44 games on the season, so it's tough to assess his little three-game point streak as anything other than an anomaly at this point. Go ahead and keep an eye on him, though, and don't be afraid to pull the trigger if he continues his strong play.
  • Flames' Stajan Nets Goal In Return

    News: After missing five games for the birth of his child, Matt Stajan ripped a shot past Jimmy Howard in a 5-2 win over Detroit.
    Analysis: Matt Stajan only has five goals and 11 points this season, but he returned with a vengeance Friday. While he isn't the scorer the Flames thought he might be when they acquired him, he's turned into a nice grind-line center.
  • Flames' Stajan To Return Friday

    News: Matt Stajan is expected to return to the lineup Friday night against the Red Wings.
    Analysis: Matt Stajan is in line to suit up Friday night for the first time since Feb. 20. He will likely skate as the Flames' fourth-line center.
  • Flames' Stajan Expected To Return

    News: Matt Stajan is expected to re-join the team Wednesday after the birth of his child.
    Analysis: Matt Stajan left the team last week for the expected birth of his child, and it appears that he'll be back in time for Thursday's contest against the Bruins. Michael Ferland and Emile Poirier were both recalled from AHL Adirondack last week, so it's likely one of the two forwards will be sent back down when Stajan is activated.
  • Flames' Stajan On Leave

    News: Matt Stajan is on leave from the Flames for the expectant birth of his child, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: With Matt Stajan on leave and Paul Byron having been placed on IR, the Flames have recalled fellow forwards Michael Ferland and Emile Poirier from AHL Adirondack.
  • Flames' Stajan Adds Assist Thursday

    News: Matt Stajan notched an assist in Thursday's loss to the Kings.
    Analysis: With nine points over 37 games, Matt Stajan is on track to submit his lowest scoring output of his career this season. He doesn't offer much impact in the hit or PIM categories either, further deflating his fantasy value.
  • Calgary's Stajan Dishes Assist In Victory

    News: Matt Stajan registered an assist Saturday in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Sharks.
    Analysis: With the emergence of Sean Monahan, Matt Stajan has been pushed out of the top-six center spot. However, a checking-line role may suit Stajan better, as he only has eight points in 27 games and isn't under as much pressure to score.
  • Flames' Stajan Pots Two In Defeat

    News: Matt Stajan potted two goals and won 10 of 18 faceoffs in Friday's loss to the Panthers.
    Analysis: Injuries have limited Matt Stajan to just 24 games this season, but he's otherwise given the Flames some steady play as their checking-line center. Still, it represents a far lesser role than he enjoyed last season with the Flames as a second- or third-line player, which has been reflected in a drop in ice time of nearly seven minutes. The two-goal night amounts to little more than a nice showing for Stajan, who should remain far off the fantasy radar in most formats.