Brendan Morrison had just signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames just days before he injured his knee in a game agaisnt the Chicago Blackhawks, and according to a report, was taunted coming off the ice.
“It wasn’t easy getting off,” Morrison told the Calgary Herald. “I couldn’t put much weight on that leg. To be honest, what I’ve tried to do is not stay down every time I’ve gotten hurt. It’s not trying to be manly or prove that I’m tough. The play is going on and you’ve got to get off the ice.”
Morrison suffered a knee injury after being hit by Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. His status for the remainder of the season in uncertain.
“What was a little disappointing was coming off and guys from the Chicago bench being a little disrespectful,” Morrison said. “That was uncalled for. But you do what you do and try and get off the ice. I don’t know if they understood what was going on but some young guys on their team were standing up and yelling. I don’t think it’s very professional. But they’ll learn.’’
The Blackhawks went on to win the game 6-4, it was the two teams’ last scheduled meeting this season. However, they could potentially meet up in the playoffs, as both teams are currently among the top eight in the Western Conference (Blackhawks No. 4 and Flames No. 6).