When the Calgary Flames finally had their first practice of the season at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Jarome Iginla watched from the owners' box.
Iginla rested Sunday with a groin injury, but the Flames said the move is precautionary.
''We told Jarome that we didn't want him to skate today,'' general manager Jay Feaster said. ''We said that we won't get any points this week, but next Sunday we'd like to pick up two.
''It's nothing that we're concerned about. It's just that we don't want to push right now when we don't think there's a reason to do that.''
With the Flames set to open the season with back-to-back home games against San Jose next Sunday and Anaheim 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.