Calgary Flames Matt Stajan loses his newborn son, on leave until further notice

Matt Stajan out indefinitely, grieves for son

3/9/14 in NHL   |   Debi_L   |   11774 respect

Blog Photo - Calgary Flames Matt Stajan loses his newborn son, on leave until further noticeAs a Flames' fan, I pay atttention to the lineup, who's in and who's out.  Matt Stajan has been out for four games, but no reason has been given, and as a fan, I thought it was for personal reasons, but I never imagined it was because of the death of his newborn son.

Matt's wife, Katie, gave birth to their son last Monday, and he passed soon afterwards.  Matt has been with his wife quietly grieving the loss of their child.  A private service is to be arranged, and the Stajans ask that fans and media respect their privacy as they endure this unimaginable loss.

 He will be out of the Flames' lineup indefinitely.

I wish he and his wife peace as they deal with their loss.
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