Matt Stajan received good news at Thursday's practice.

When the Calgary Flames hit the ice, Stajan was skating on a line.

Stajan, a day after being a healthy scratch in his team's 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, was in the middle of a trio which also included Tim Jackman and Tom Kostopoulos.

Whether that translates to Stajan being back in action Friday night when the Flames play host to the St. Louis Blues remains to be seen, but the much maligned centre is trying to withstand this latest disappointment and not fall down in the dumps.