Flames add Wideman, Monahan to injury list

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The Calgary Flames' depleted roster lost two more players on Thursday when veteran defenseman Dennis Wideman and rookie forward Sean Monahan were placed on injured reserve.
Wideman will miss six to eight weeks with a fractured hand. Rookie forward Sean Monahan has a hairline fracture in a foot and is listed as week to week.
Wideman, who will have surgery to insert a pin to aid the healing process, leads the Flames in minutes per game (26:15) and has 12 points in 24 games.
Already on injured reserve for the Flames are defenseman Mark Giordano (broken ankle), forward Curtis Glencross (knee) and forward TJ Galiardi (back spasms).
To fill a roster spot, the Flames called up center Paul Byron from Abbotsford of the American Hockey League.
The Flames (8-12-4, 20 points) are struggling with two wins in their last 10 games heading into matchups on Friday night against the Anaheim Ducks and on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

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