Tanguay Close to Return

Standard Spin: Flames' forward Alex Tanguay is a game-time decision for Tuesday's tilt against the Sharks, but it sounds like he's going to play.  Head coach Brent Sutter said, "it's the right thing to play him if he's ready.  He'll be a game-time decision, but it's certainly one I'm leaning in favour of.  He's very close... the way he's looked the last three days on the ice.  He needed a couple of practices with us to get back into the game-like mindset."

Tanguay has missed 15 starts with a neck injury, so it will likely be a few games before he gets comfortable.  He's a worthy fantasy starter at times, but this season he's been a little slow, and it might be smart to watch him coming off the All-star break and guage his play level before throwing him back into the line of fire.  (Jan.24)