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Sunday, 23.02.2014 / 3:11 PM
By Aaron Vickers - CalgaryFlames.com (@aavickers) / calgaryflames.com Blog

McGrattan and Glencross skated this morning. Things are looking up. We’re getting healthy but at the same time, you know how this business operates.Bob Hartley

CALGARY, AB -- Though both Ladislav Smid and Reto Berra have returned to the club, the Calgary Flames were still two short at practice on Sunday.

Both Curtis Glencross and Brian McGrattan remain on the sidelines due to injury but did skate on their own prior to practice.

“McGrattan and Glencross skated this morning,” coach Bob Hartley said. “Things are looking up. We’re getting healthy but at the same time, you know how this business operates.”

Glencross has missed 22 games after sustaining a high ankle sprain just 37 seconds into Calgary’s 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 21. The 31-year-old has had a trying season on the injury front. He also missed 15 games earlier in the year with a second degree MCL sprain.

McGrattan, meanwhile, was injured in practice on Thursday after catching a rut on the ice, sending him crashing hard into the end boards.

Hartley wasn’t sure if either would be an option when the Flames resume their schedule against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

“I don’t know,” he said. “It’s too early to say.”