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  • Flames’ James Neal to miss game vs. Stars with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames forward James Neal will miss Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Stars with an upper-body injury. He will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Calgary. It’s unclear when Neal suffered the injury. He only took three shifts in the third period..." December 18

  • Flames recall F Rychel; Backlund off IR

    TSN "The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Kerby Ruchel and removed Mikael Backlund from the injured reserve. Rychel has 21 points (13 goals, eight assists) in 25 games with the AHL's Stockton Heat. " December 16

  • Flames list Mike Smith as day-to-day, goalie Jon Gillies recalled from AHL

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames may need to look for some goaltending help. The Flames have announced that the goaltender Mike Smith is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, and as a result, the team has recalled goaltender Jon Gillies from their AHL affiliate the Stockton Heat. " December 14

  • How farm life, catching chickens built T.J. Brodie’s finesse game

    Sportsnet "It may go a long way towards explaining his ability to turn on a dime, deftly sneak into the play and catch unsuspecting opponents off guard. Growing up on a farm in southwest Ontario’s Chatham-Kent municipality, T.J. Brodie found himself tasked with catching the..." December 14

  • Giordano production, consistency keys for surging Flames

    NHL.com "It may seem as if Mark Giordano never gets tired, but the 35-year-old Calgary Flames defenseman has a different take. "If you came and sat on the bench beside me after a shift, you'd see me breathing pretty heavy after most shifts," he said. Perhaps, then,..." December 14

  • Flames await news on Smith without comfortable backup options

    Sportsnet "The last time Mike Smith got injured, it led to the ultimate undoing of the Calgary Flames. Surely the team’s playoff fate doesn’t hang on his health status like it did last year. We may be about to find out. Smith was evaluated by doctors Thursday..." December 13

  • Surging Calgary Flames in unfamiliar territory atop the Western Conference

    Sportsnet "The last time the Calgary Flames were deemed worthy of Jungle airtime with Jim Rome their coach had to hurl his stick 18 rows into the stands. This time they did it the old fashioned way. The Calgary Flames currently lead the Western Conference. Such words..." December 11

  • Flames recall Peluso, assign Lomberg to AHL

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have recalled winger Anthony Peluso from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. In a corresponding move, forward Ryan Lomberg has been assigned to Stockton. Peluso, a native of North York, Ont., signed a one-year deal with the Flames in August, and has..." December 09

  • Flames recall Alan Quine from AHL Stockton

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Alan Quine from the AHL’s Stockton Heat. Quine is leading the Heat in scoring with six goals and 13 assists in 15 games. He has appeared in 84 career NHL games with the Islanders, picking up six goals and 16 assists. " December 08

  • Giordano suspended 2 games for kneeing Koivu

    The Score "Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano has been suspended two games for kneeing Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu during Thursday's game, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced. The Wild ruled out Koivu for Friday's game in Edmonton, and he flew home to..." December 08

  • Giordano to have hearing; Lomberg suspended, Peters fined

    TSN "The Calgary Flames are in hot water with the NHL department of player safety following Thursday's 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild. Flames captain Mark Giordano will have a hearing Friday for kneeing Wild forward Mikko Koivu, while teammate Ryan..." December 07

  • How Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk will be affected by William Nylander’s deal

    Sportsnet "Matthew Tkachuk is on the verge of becoming the highest-paid Calgary Flame of all time. That much we know. But there are very few other certainties we can draw from the William Nylander saga in terms of how it will affect Tkachuk’s next deal. Nylander’s annual..." December 05

  • Flames’ Mark Giordano putting together strong Norris Trophy bid once again

    Sportsnet "A couple weeks ago his coach hid his skates in a desperate attempt to keep him from practicing. What also appears to be hidden from the rest of the league is the fact Mark Giordano may just be the NHL’s best blue liner this season. Yes, it’s early to be talking..." December 05

  • How Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk will be affected by William Nylander’s deal

    Sportsnet "Matthew Tkachuk is on the verge of becoming the highest-paid Calgary Flame of all time. That much we know. But there are very few other certainties we can draw from the William Nylander saga in terms of how it will affect Tkachuk’s next deal...." December 04

  • Tkachuk brothers keep proving they’re not just trolls

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s just something annoying, maybe enraging, about Brady Tkachuk and Matthew Tkachuk. Keith’s progeny bring a lot to the table of obnoxiousness. Some of their facial expressions practically demand a mitt in the mush. That only intensifies when they stick their..." November 28

  • Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames Swap Prospects

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs have announced a late-night trade, exchanging long-time prospects. Leaving Calgary is native son and former first-round pick Morgan Klimchuk, while productive defenseman Andrew Nielsen departs Toronto. Klimchuk,..." November 28

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Flames' Peters leaves game after being hit by puck

    The Score "Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters was helped to the team's dressing room after taking a puck to the side of the face early into the second period of Sunday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. The incident occurred when the Coyotes attempted to clear the puck from their own..." November 25

  • Flames Place Michael Frolik and Michael Stone on IR

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Calgary Flames made a pair of announcements this morning prior to getting ready for their swing to Vegas and Arizona. Michael Frolik was placed on IR with a lower-body injury and will not be travelling with the team on the trip. Frolik had been off to a..." November 23

  • Oliver Kylington and Ryan Lomberg recalled from the Stockton Heat

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled defenseman Oliver Kylington and forward Ryan Lomberg from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. Forward Michael Frolik (lower body) and defenseman Michael Stone (blood clot) have been placed on Injured..." November 23

  • Flames’ Dalton Prout Reassigned To AHL For Conditioning Stint

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames are flying high right now, sporting the best record in the Pacific Division and winners of seven of their last ten. The Flames owe their success to a number of players, but veteran defenseman Dalton Prout has not been one of them. Prout has been a healthy scratch..." November 21

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Is Flames’ Giordano the NHL’s most underrated elite defenceman?

    Sportsnet "Remember back in 2013-14 when Mark Giordano was the frontrunner for the Norris Trophy essentially all year long, then he missed a few too many games with injury and people seemingly forgot about him? He ended up finishing 10th in votes. Then, in 2014-15, Giordano was once again seen..." November 17

  • Veteran Smith’s career success should hold weight in Flames’ net debate

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has been quoted as saying, at times the sport shouldn’t be called hockey, it should be called goaltending. There is really no debating that, at any level in hockey, the gentlemen or ladies playing between the four-by-six are vitally important to..." November 17

  • If the Flames want to trade for a goalie, who would they target?

    Sportsnet "Closing in on the quarter mark of the 2018-19 NHL season, you might not think of the Calgary Flames as Western Conference or even Stanley Cup contenders just by glancing at their 10-8-1 mark. Truth be told, they should be sitting rather comfortably atop a Pacific Division no team has taken a..." November 17

  • Flames assign Anthony Pelusi to AHL

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned forward Anthony Peluso to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. Peluso, a 29-year-old right winger, has suited up in three games for the Flames this season. " November 12

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Blackhawks' Keith ejected after slamming Flames' Dube into boards

    Chicago Tribune "The Flames scored twice in 66 seconds late in the third period — the latter coming on an own goal by Artem Anisimov — to complete a comeback and send the Blackhawks to a 5-3 loss at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hawks are 0-4-1 in their last five games and lost all three..." November 04

  • Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith Unlikely To Face Supplemental Discipline

    Yardbarker "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith had a short night against the Calgary Flames last night. The veteran logged just 37 second of ice time, as he was ejected from the game on just his second shift, less than three minutes into the first period of the game. Keith was guilty of a..." November 04

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Flames refuse to use ‘weird schedule’ as excuse

    Sportsnet "Over his 13 years as a Calgary Flame, Mark Giordano cannot recall a road schedule quite like the continental crisscrossing the club is in the middle of now. Once they wrap their back-to-back roadie versus the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday and Buffalo Sabres Tuesday, the not-so-favourable..." October 29

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership

    NHL.com "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Flames’ T.J. Brodie remains valuable asset despite limited offence

    Sportsnet "When the Calgary Flames dealt Dougie Hamilton over the offseason, they were breaking up one of the best defence pairings in the NHL between him and Mark Giordano. But there wasn’t much to fear on that front since Giordano had formed a similarly dominant pair with T.J. Brodie just a couple..." October 27

  • Flames activate Hamonic off IR

    The Score "Travis Hamonic is on the verge of returning to the Calgary Flames' ?lineup. The Flames activated the defenseman off injured reserve, the club announced Thursday. He suffered a facial fracture as a result of his opening-night fight with Vancouver Canucks blue-liner Erik..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Flames’ Gaudreau on McAvoy hit: ‘I kind of brought it upon myself’

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau is taking some responsibility for the controversial hit he received from Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy on Wednesday. “I was on a breakaway trying to get the rebound there and had my head down. I always tell myself never to have my head down, especially..." October 19

  • Flames’ Gaudreau ‘feeling no significant effects’ from McAvoy hit

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau is “feeling no significant effects” of Wednesday night’s hit from Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Francis. In addition, McAvoy will not face any discipline..." October 19

  • Johnny Gaudreau removed by concussion spotters late after hit from McAvoy

    The Score "Johnny Gaudreau was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Boston Bruins by the NHL's concussion spotters, Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters told reporters postgame, according to The Athletic's Scott Cruickshank. Gaudreau took a big hit..." October 18

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Michael Frolik takes healthy scratch in stride

    Calgary Sun "When Michael Frolik was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2010-11 season, he had been struggling to score goals as a member of the Florida Panthers. He’d been demoted to the fourth line before the trade and, upon the deal to the Windy City, the Kladno, Czech., native..." October 17

  • Flames’ Monahan-Gaudreau combination ranks among NHL’s elite

    Sportsnet "Turns out Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau aren’t aware of one another’s positioning all the time. When told they ranked amongst the very best in the NHL for most goals combined on since 2016-17, Monahan broke into a big grin. “It’s cool – I..." October 16

  • Juuso Valimaki has proven he belongs on Flames’ blue line

    Sportsnet "Juuso Valimaki will never forget the plate of ribs that welcomed him to the NHL, or the day he decided he was never going to play hockey again. Both came to mind on the Calgary Flames‘ current road trip where the first round pick is demonstrating poise rarely seen in a..." October 13

  • Calgary Flames Hesitant To Move Sam Bennett Despite Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Through four games this season, young Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett has just one point. He has yet to score a goal and has taken just six shots. He is seeing just over ten minutes of ice time per game, down more than four minutes from his career average. Bennett is currently on..." October 13

  • Flames would likely have high asking price if they trade Sam Bennett

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Flames forward Sam Bennett was on the fourth line to start the season which has already fueled some speculation that he could become a trade candidate fairly quickly.  However, despite his struggles the last couple of years and limited role to start the season, Sportsnet’s..." October 07

  • Prout draws into Flames lineup with potential retribution looming

    Sportsnet "Bill Peters insists Dalton Prout will be in the Calgary Flames‘ lineup Saturday because he’s the next man up on the depth chart. Not many are buying it. Not many have a problem with it either, as the veteran defenceman will now become one of the unlikely focal..." October 06

  • Flames recall Anthony Peluso from AHL Stockton

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Anthony Peluso from AHL Stockton. Peluso had seven goals and 11 points in 38 games with the Hershey Bears last season. " October 06

  • Flames send former first-round pick Curtis Lazar to minors

    CBS Sports "Lazar was assigned to AHL Stockton on Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Lazar didn't have a chance to suit up for a game before facing this assignment. " October 06

  • Fight proves costly for Flames’ Travis Hamonic

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dillon Dube didn’t see Erik Gudbranson coming, which resulted in the Calgary Flames rookie getting drilled by the Vancouver Canucks defenseman during Wednesday night’s opener. That led to a scrum, which later led to Travis Hamonic sticking up for his..." October 05