Calgary Flames captain and defenseman Mark Giordano will be miss 6-8 weeks with a broken ankle, the team announced Tuesday.
Giordano, who had already missed three games, suffered the injury while blocking a shot in Calgary's 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 21.
"It's brutal. You don't want to miss any time but if you have to, you're hoping it's something not as significant as that time frame," Giordano said. "But there's nothing I can do. Now I just have to take care of it properly and get back.
"It's tough. I was pretty disappointed when I heard the news. You almost feel it's a letdown for the team."
Giordano had two goals and nine points in eight games while averaging over 25 minutes of ice time prior to his injury.