‘Blown out of proportion’: Flames’ Stecher on facing Ducks’ Zegras

When the Calgary Flames and the Anaheim Ducks meet Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome, it will be the first time that newly-acquired Flames defenceman Troy Stecher and Ducks forward Trevor Zegras meet since their much-publicized spat in late January. Stecher, however, insists he’s not worried about it.

“In my opinion, it got blown out of proportion through the media,” Stecher told reporters on Friday. “I’ve moved on and I’m sure he has too. I’m here to help the Flames win and find a playoff spot, so I’ve got to put my individual beliefs to the side and try to help this team.”

Stecher and Zegras made headlines across the hockey world as their on-ice spat in a Jan. 28th game between the Ducks and Arizona Coyotes went viral. Zegras received a 10-minute misconduct for crosschecking Coyotes’ Barrett Hayton, but said something to Stecher in the ensuing scrum that infuriated the former Coyotes defenceman.

Speculation ensued about if Zegras had made a comment about Stecher’s late father, but reporter Craig Morgan quickly dispelled that rumour. Until this point, Stecher has not given comment on the incident.

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