The 35-year-old forward had 525 goals and 570 assists in 1,219 regular-season games during 16 seasons with Calgary. He had nine goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season.
The 35-year-old Iginla is in the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. He was scratched from Calgary's lineup against Colorado, ending his consecutive games streak at 441. Iginla has nine goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season. In 1,219 career regular-season games in 16 seasons, all with Calgary, he has 525 goals and 570 assists. He has 28 goals and 21 assists in 54 career playoff games.
Iginla missed a game for the first time since April 7, 2007, ending his consecutive games streak at 441. He has nine goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season. In 1,219 career regular-season games, he has 525 goals and 570 assists.
Iginla had a sluggish start to the season with one goal in his first 16 contests but now has six goals in five games.
Iginla, who also scored twice in Sunday's 5-4 win over Phoenix, now has four goals in his last three games. He tallied just one over his first 16.
Iginla had scored just one goal over the first 16 games. Hopefully Sunday's effort is a sign of things to come.
Iginla has been criticized by the Calgary media, but this was a solid performance for the veteran.
Iginla has just two goals (and eight assists) in his last 18 games dating to the end of last season.
"Thankfully I felt really good out there today," Iginla said following practice. "I didn't feel it and it felt way better than last week. Last week, it didn't feel very good at all." Iginla is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this lockout-shortened season. He's entering the final year of a five-year deal paying him $7 million per season.
The Flames captain watched from the owners' box at the Scotiabank Saddledome while the rest of his teammates had their long-awaited first skate. With Calgary set to open the season with back-to-back home games against the San Jose Sharks next Sunday and the Anaheim Ducks the following day, coach Bob Hartley said he didn't want to take any chances with Iginla. But he expects Iginla to be cleared to get back on the ice with his teammates shortly.
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