03/09/2014 17:24 EDT | Updated 05/09/2014 05:59 EDT

Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan takes leave after child's death

Calgary Flames' centre Matt Stajan is taking a leave of absence following the death of his son.

The team posted a notice on its website Sunday afternoon about the loss. It says Emerson Stajan died March 3 following his birth.

It's not clear how long Stajan's leave will last.

The team says a private memorial service will be held in the coming days.