Flames' Iginla out indefinitely with sprained knee

Updated: January 7, 2007, 1:46 AM ET
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CALGARY, Alberta -- Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla will be sidelined for at least a week after spraining a ligament in his left knee.

"It's always tough getting injured, but it's part of hockey and a lot of guys go through it," Iginla said Friday. "Thankfully over my career, I haven't had that many. I'll deal with this one and try to get back as soon as I can."

Iginla was injured Thursday night when his leg was pinned up against the boards on a hit by Florida defenseman Bryan Allen in the second period of the Flames' 5-4 overtime victory. The Flames' captain then got into a spirited fight with Allen.

"You try to stay positive, take care of yourself, and do what they [doctors and trainers] tell us," said Iginla, who has 23 goals and 30 assists in 39 games. "There's no surgery or anything like that and that's a good thing. It's sore today but we'll see what they say in a week."


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