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Emile Poirier will report to the AHL | 04/16/2014 1:02 PM
News
Emile Poirier has been sent to AHL Abbotsford.
Flames.nhl.com

Impact
It will be his first pro stint after completing his campaign with the QMJHL Gatineau Olympiques. He had 87 points and 129 penalty minutes in 63 games with Gatineau in 2013-14.
Keegan Kanzig heads to the AHL | 04/16/2014 1:00 PM
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Keegan Kanzig will report to AHL Abbotsford.
Flames.nhl.com

Impact
Kanzig had eight points and 99 penalty minutes in 63 WHL games this season. He was taken in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
AHL Abbotsford Heat will shut down | 04/15/2014 2:52 PM
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The AHL Abbotsford Heat will end its operations this spring.
Metro News

Impact
Abbotsford was the Calgary Flames' AHL affiliate. The team is shutting down due to financial losses. The City of Abbotsford had 10-year agreement that guaranteed the team's local ownership $5.7 million in revenue regardless of whether or not the Heat were profitable. The Heat lost over $7 million over the first five years of the agreement and the city will pay $5.5 million to terminate the rest of the deal.
Mark Giordano played through a hand injury | 04/15/2014 9:59 AM
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Mark Giordano had been playing through a hand injury.
Calgary Herald

Impact
For that reason, Giordano won't aide Canada in the 2014 World Championship. He had 14 goals and 47 points in 64 games with Calgary this season.
Mikael Backlund will represent Sweden | 04/15/2014 9:58 AM
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Mikael Backlund (thumb) will play for Team Sweden in the 2014 World Championship.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Backlund missed the final five games of the season due to his thumb injury. He had 18 goals and 39 points in 76 contests in 2013-14.
Sean Monahan will play for Team Canada | 04/15/2014 9:56 AM
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Sean Monahan will join Team Canada for the 2014 World Championship.
Calgary Herald

Impact
It's an opportunity for Monahan to continue playing after scoring 22 goals and 34 points in 75 games as a rookie with the Calgary Flames. "I'm looking forward to that," said Monahan. "It's an honor, obviously. It's your country. I've played for Canada before and it's always a lot of fun, so it's going to be a pretty awesome experience."
Burke calls season failure, but not waste | 04/15/2014 9:30 AM
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Calgary Flames President Brian Burke was blunt in his assessment of the Calgary Flames' 2013-14 campaign.
Calgary Sun

Impact
"The conclusion of a season that doesn't include playoffs is a failure," Burke said. "But it was not a lost or wasted season, at all. There were a lot of positives. We had a major culture shift." Calgary did far better as the season went on, but by then it was too little, too late. Part of Burke's philosophy is that big, tough teams win, so that should influence the type of guys Calgary pursues over the summer.
Paul Byron gets five and a game for hit | 04/14/2014 6:51 AM
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Paul Byron picked up a five minute major for boarding and a game misconduct for his hit on Daniel Sedin Sunday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Byron could be hearing from the NHL for the hit as this is frowned upon and rightly so. "I didn't think it was a dirty hit. That wasn't my intention at all. I hope he's OK," Byron said. Stay tuned.
G Karri Ramo ends season disappointingly | 04/13/2014 11:58 PM
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Calgary goalie Karri Ramo had a bad night, allowing four goals on 20 shots en route to the Flames' 5-1 loss to the Canucks in Vancouver Sunday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ramo was replaced in the third period by Joey MacDonald, who allowed a goal on three shots. Both the Flames and the Canucks finished out of the playoffs. Ramo finishes the regular season with a record of 17-15-4, a GAA of 2.65 and a save percentage of .211.
John Gaudreau scores first goal with Flames | 04/13/2014 11:39 PM
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John Gaudreau scored the Calgary Flames' only goal in their 5-1, season-ending loss to the Canucks in Vancouver on Sunday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Neither the Flames nor the Canucks qualified for the playoffs in a season to forget for both of these Canadian teams. Gaudreau signed an entry-level contract with the Flames on Friday and made his season debut in Vancouver. Gaudreau was an outstanding college player and could be a wise fantasy choice for next season.
Bill Arnold ready to make NHL debut Sunday | 04/12/2014 10:36 AM
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Bill Arnold inked a two-year, entry-level deal with the Flames on Friday and he'll suit up in Sunday's 2013-14 finale against Vancouver.
Calgary Herald

Impact
His NCAA career came to an end after Thursday's loss to Union College in the Frozen Four tournament. "Things are moving quickly right now," said Arnold on Friday. "I'm sure I'll look back at it and (process) how I feel. I'm just really happy right now and excited to get up there and play." He registered 14 goals and 39 assists in 40 games during his senior season with Boston College in 2013-14. Arnold was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft by Calgary.
John Gaudreau signs, set for NHL debut Sunday | 04/12/2014 10:25 AM
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John Gaudreau signed an entry-level contract with the Flames on Friday and he'll make his NHL debut on Sunday in Calgary's season finale.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Boston College was eliminated from the NCAA's Frozen Four tournament in a 5-4 loss to Union College on Thursday. Gaudreau enjoyed a spectacular season in 2013-14, where he racked up 36 goals and 80 points in 40 games en route to the Hobey Baker Award. He should be on your radar going into next season.
Ramo and Flames lose | 04/12/2014 5:06 AM
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Karri Ramo allowed four goals on 26 shots in Calgary's 5-3 loss to Calgary Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The loss ended Ramo's three-game winning streak and his record now stands in 17-14-4. He also now has a 2.58 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. Ramo started off the season slow, in part because he was coming off of ankle surgery, but he's improved as the season has gone on. It wouldn't be shocking to see him start in around 60 games in 2014-15 if he stays healthy.
Hudler scores in Flames' defeat | 04/12/2014 4:55 AM
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Jiri Hudler scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 5-3 loss to Winnipeg Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Hudler now has five points in his last four games. He has been very impressive this season with the Flames and he now has 17 goals with 37 assists in 74 games. Rookie Sean Monahan and defenseman Kris Russell also scored for the Flames.
| 04/12/2014 1:56 AM
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Paul Byron returned to action on Friday April 11.
Rotoworld.com

Cammalleri is a game-time decision Friday | 04/11/2014 5:15 PM
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Michael Cammalleri has an upper-body injury and is a game-time decision as a result.
Calgary Sun

Impact
Cammalleri was struck by a high stick in the first period of Wednesday's game. He finished that contests, but it looks like it might still cause him to miss some playing time.
Ramo has firmly established himself with CGY | 04/11/2014 6:36 AM
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It looks like Karri Ramo will be the Calgary Flames' starting goaltender for a while.
Calgary Sun

Impact
Ramo has made a great impression this season while posting a 2.54 GAA and .915 save percentage in 38 games. He started off the season slow, in part because he was coming off of ankle surgery, but he's improved as the season has gone on and has a 1.72 GAA and .946 save percentage in four April games. It wouldn't be shocking to see him start in around 60 games in 2014-15 if he stays healthy.
Paul Byron misses Wednesday's contest | 04/10/2014 8:52 AM
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Paul Byron skipped Wednesday's game to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Congratulations to Byron and his growing family. It's not clear yet if Byron will be available for Friday's game, but we think he probably will end up playing.
Sean Monahan ties Iginla in rookie goals | 04/10/2014 8:50 AM
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Sean Monahan scored his 21st goal of his rookie campaign on Wednesday.
Calgary Sun

Impact
With that, Monahan scored the most markers of any Flames' rookie since Jarome Iginla also found the back of the net 21 times in 1996-97. Given what Iginla went on to accomplish in Calgary, reaching that mark means a lot to them. "It's pretty cool. Obviously, (Iginla) was a big part of this team and this franchise," Monahan said. "To be there, it's pretty special. It's an honor." It'd be wrong to compare him to Iginla at this stage of his career, but he does have potential. He's not a bad guy to take a chance on towards the end of fantasy drafts next season.
Ramo impressive in Flames victory | 04/10/2014 3:17 AM
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Karri Ramo stopped 41 of 44 shots in Calgary's 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ramo was again the best player on the ice as he made several huge saves. It was Ramo's third straight win for the Flames and his record now stands in 17-13-4. He also has a 2.54 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. He should be between the pipes again on Friday against Winnipeg.
Galiardi leads Flames past Kings | 04/10/2014 3:12 AM
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T.J. Galiardi scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was Galiardi's best game of the season and he now has four goals with 13 assists in 60 games. Rookie Sean Monahan and Matt Stajan also scored for the Flames.
Karri Ramo gets the nod Wednesday | 04/09/2014 4:57 PM
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Karri Ramo will start for Calgary on Wednesday.
Calgary Sun

Impact
Ramo is coming off of a 31-save shutout. He has a 2.53 GAA and .914 save percentage in 37 games in 2013-14.
David Jones won't rejoin the Flames in 13-14 | 04/09/2014 1:37 PM
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David Jones (shoulder) won't return before the end of the regular season.
Wes Gilbertson on Twitter

Impact
Jones had nine goals and 17 points in 48 games in 2013-14. In addition to his current shoulder problem, he also missed time this season due to eye and upper-body injuries.
Dennis Wideman is done for 2013-14 | 04/09/2014 1:35 PM
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Dennis Wideman (upper body) won't return before the conclusion of the season.
Wes Gilbertson on Twitter

Impact
Wideman will consequently finish the 2013-14 campaign with four goals and 21 points in 46 games. This was the second season of his five-year, $26.25 million contract with Calgary.
Flames have won 18 of last 29 games | 04/09/2014 9:42 AM
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The Calgary Flames have won 18 of their last 29 games.
Calgary Herald

Impact
No one can accuse the Flames of tanking at least. Given that their success came after they had much of a hope of making the playoffs, an argument can be made that it hasn't served them well as it's hurt their draft position. But naturally the players when asked about that suggested otherwise and said that they wouldn't simply try to lose on purpose - and all evidence suggests that they are honestly trying to win as many games as possible.
Flames one short of NHL record | 04/08/2014 7:34 AM
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The Calgary Flames played in their 48th one goal game of the season and are now just one away from the record.
Calgary Sun

Impact
The Pittsburgh Penguins played in 49 one goal games in the 2010-11 season. The Flames are near the bottom of the NHL standings but have won 18 of their last 29 games. THis bodes well for next season.
| 04/08/2014 2:32 AM
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Mark Cundari was called up from the minors on Monday April 7.
Rotoworld.com

Mark Giordano scores lone in win over NJ | 04/07/2014 9:49 PM
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Mark Giordano scored the only goal in Calgary's 1-0 win over the Devils on Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The Flames' rearguard is enjoying his greatest offensive season in the NHL, with a whopping 14 goals to go along with 32 assists who 46 points in just 61 games. Michael Cammalleri and Jiri Hudler drew helpers on the lone goal.
Karri Ramo shuts out Devils Monday | 04/07/2014 9:46 PM
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Karri Ramo was solid as he backstopped Calgary to a 1-0 shutout win over the Devils Monday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The underrated netminder stopped all 31 shots he faced in the win, improving his record to 16-13-4 in the process. The victory is his second straight. His GAA and save percentage now stand at 2.54 and .914, respectively.
Karri Ramo will start for Calgary on Monday | 04/07/2014 9:18 AM
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Karri Ramo will play between the pipes on Monday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Ramo was given the Flames' last game on Friday off. He has a 2.61 GAA and .911 save percentage in 36 games in 2013-14.
Mark Cundari will make season debut Monday | 04/07/2014 9:15 AM
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Mark Cundari is set to make his season debut on Monday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Cundari has five goals and 13 points in 22 AHL games this season. "I'm thrilled to be in the lineup," he said. "I'm just going to make the most of it. It wouldn't have been a big deal if I didn't play - I'm here for the team, I'm here to help them any way I can. Whether that means I play or I just practice hard, so be it." Look for him to serve on the team's third defensive pairing.
Mikael Backlund (hand) is questionable Friday | 04/04/2014 12:35 PM
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Mikael Backlund is dealing with a hand injury.
Roger Millions on Twitter

Impact
Backlund might miss Friday's game as a result. He has 18 goals and 39 points in 76 games this season.
| 04/04/2014 12:08 PM
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Christopher Breen was called up from the minors on Thursday April 3.
Rotoworld.com

Westgarth contributes to Flames' win over TBL | 04/04/2014 9:36 AM
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Kevin Westgarth netted a goal in a 4-1 win against Tampa Bay.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Westgarth has four goals and seven points in 43 games this season. Calgary traded Greg Nemisz to Carolina in December to acquire Westgarth.
Curtis Glencross nets two goals Thursday | 04/04/2014 9:34 AM
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Curtis Glencross scored two goals in Calgary's 4-1 win on Thursday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Glencross missed the better part of the 2013-14 campaign due to an ankle injury, but he might have set some new career-highs had he stayed healthy. He has 12 goals and 23 points in 33 games this season.
Jon Gillies won't start pro career in 2014-15 | 04/04/2014 9:30 AM
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Jon Gillies has decided to stay in Providence College for his junior year.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Gillies had a 2.16 GAA and .931 save percentage in 34 games in 2013-14. He was taken by the Calgary Flames in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Cammalleri's two points help Flames triumph | 04/03/2014 10:17 PM
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Mike Cammalleri scored and assisted for the Flames in their 4-1 win over the Lightning on Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Cammalleri stuck around after the trade deadline despite many believing he'd fetch a solid return as a scorer with playoff experience -- and success - under his belt. On a team devoid of playmakers, Cammalleri has been a solid producer, with 25 goals and 42 points. Curtis Glencross picked up two goals, one via the empty net, while Kevin Westgarth had the other one in the win. Kris Russell and Christopher Breen had the assists.
Karri Ramo makes 31 saves as Flames top Bolts | 04/03/2014 10:15 PM
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Karri Ramo set aside 31 shots in Calgary's 4-1 triumph over the Lightning on Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ramo gave up the lone goal in the second period. He's the de facto number-one netminder for the Flames, but they'll certainly be in the market for an improvement there this offseason. He has a 2.61 goals-against average and .911 save percentage this year.
Mark Giordano is a Masterton nominee | 04/03/2014 9:33 AM
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Mark Giordano is Calgary's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Giordano is one of the league's better defensemen at this point, but he had humble beginnings. He wasn't drafted and the Flames ended up giving him and a handful of other players a chance on bare bones three-way contracts. "You have that nothing-to-lose mentality when stuff like that happens," Giordano said. "I've always tried to have that mentality. And I try to play with that mentality to this day. Signing that contract? Being given an opportunity? It was probably the best way for me, for sure. They did say, 'We're not going to screw you guys. If you play well, we're going to give you a legit chance.' And they did. They really did."
Karri Ramo gets ready to face former team | 04/03/2014 9:28 AM
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The Calgary Flames are in Tampa Bay to play against the Lightning, the team that drafted Karri Ramo in 2004.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Ramo spent parts of three seasons in the NHL with Tampa Bay before leaving in the summer of 2009 for the KHL. He returned to North America this season and has established himself as the Flames' starting goalie. He has found memories of his time in Tampa Bay, but obviously the team is a lot different than the one he played for, so this won't be a particularly emotional game for him.
Mark Giordano reaches the 45-point milestone | 04/02/2014 8:36 AM
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Mark Giordano had an assist in Calgary's 3-2 loss to Toronto on Tuesday.
Calgary Sun

Impact
From an offensive perspective, this has been Giordano's best season with 13 goals and 45 points in just 58 games. He's just four points shy of the lead in Calgary's scoring race, despite the handicap of being a defenseman and having missed a good chunk of the season.
Bryce Van Brabant is 10th Flame to make debut | 04/02/2014 8:32 AM
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Bryce Van Brabant was the 10th player to make his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames in 2013-14.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Van Brabant logged 5:36 minutes in his first NHL game on Tuesday. The Flames tied a franchise record for the most NHL debuts in a single season, which had been established in 1979-80 and previously matched in 1997-98.
Karri Ramo shaky in 3-2 loss to Maple Leafs | 04/01/2014 10:39 PM
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Karri Ramo allowed three pucks past him on just 22 shots during Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the Leafs.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ramo has lost three of his past four starts, though he faced at over 34 shots in the other two losses. Tuesday's 22 shots was the least amount Ramo has faced in 25 full games, a span where he's won 11 of them.
Matt Stajan scores, Flames downed by Leafs | 04/01/2014 10:30 PM
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Matt Stajan increased his point streak to four games with a goal in Calgary's 3-2 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Stajan has two goals and two assists over the four game span. He has 31 points through 60 games this season, needing just one more point to eclipse his best output as a member of the Calgary Flames.
Van Brabant will make NHL debut Tuesday | 04/01/2014 9:29 AM
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Bryce Van Brabant is getting ready to make his NHL debut on Tuesday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Van Brabant agreed to a two-year, two-way deal with Calgary on Monday. "Everything's faster, just a more crisp out there," said Van Brabant. "I'm just going to play hard. A lot of things are masked out there if you're just moving your feet. That's was Coach is preaching." He had 22 points and 113 penalty minutes in 40 NCAA contests in 2013-14. Look for him to play alongside Lance Bouma and Kevin Westgarth.
Morgan Klimchuk will report to Abbotsford | 04/01/2014 9:24 AM
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Morgan Klimchuk season with the WHL Regina Pats is over.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Klimchuk scored 30 goals and 74 points in 57 WHL games this season. He added another three goals and five points in four playoff contests. With Regina eliminated, the Calgary Flames prospect has been sent to AHL Abbotsford.
Joe Colborne preps for game against old team | 04/01/2014 9:22 AM
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Joe Colborne will play against his former Toronto Maple Leafs at a time when the team has hit a low point.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Toronto has lost eight games in a row in regulation time and the Calgary Flames will attempt to make it nine. On Colborne's end, he admitted that Tuesday's contest will be emotional for him. "Obviously, it's where I played my first game, my first playoff game - that was one of the coolest moments of my life," Colborne said. "It's going to be a fun game. We're going to be battling hard. We know how much these two points mean to them." Realistically, Toronto has already been eliminated from the playoffs, but if they win all six of their remaining games, there's at least a chance that they will end up with a Wild Card spot. If Calgary beats Toronto Tuesday night, that faint hope will be gone.
Flames ink Bryce Van Brabant to contract | 03/31/2014 5:15 AM
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The Calgary Flames have signed Bryce Van Brabant to a two-year/two-way contract.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Van Brabant will practice with the Flames on Monday and the big center is expected to play on Tuesday when Calgary travels to Toronto to play the Maple Leafs. Van Brabant played three seasons with Quinnipiac and had 15 goals and 22 points with 113 penalty minutes in 40 games this past season. Do not expect a lot fantasy-wise from Van Brabant, except in the penalty minute category.
Sean Monahan scores 20th of the season | 03/31/2014 5:06 AM
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Sean Monahan potted his 20th goal of the season on Sunday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
It's a good accomplishment for the rookie as the 20 goal mark is something most aspire to. He has 32 points in 68 games as he found the back of the net playing in Ottawa, where he starred in the OHL for the 67s the last couple of years. Monahan is worth grabbing next season as he has a bright future in The Show.
Karri Ramo can't hold off Senators on Sunday | 03/30/2014 8:40 PM
News
Karri Ramo stopped 31 out of 36 shots against the Ottawa Senators, but Ramo and his team ended up losing out by a score of 6-3.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The 27-year-old Finn is now 14-12-4 with a .910 save percentage, 2.65 GAA and one shutout this season.
Jiri Hudler collects two assists in defeat | 03/30/2014 8:35 PM
News
The Calgary Flames didn't win on Sunday (dropping a 6-3 decision to the Ottawa Senators), yet Jiri Hudler had a nice output.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The 30-year-old collected two assists to give him 33 helpers and 49 points in 68 games so far this season.
Sean Monahan returns to Ottawa Sunday | 03/30/2014 3:03 AM
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Sean Monahan will return to Ottawa for the first time since the Flames drafted him from the Ottawa 67s of the OHL in June.
Calgary Sun

Impact
Monahan was a stud for the 67s as the Flames took him with the sixth pick in the draft. The 19-year-old has had a good first season in the NHL with 19 goals and 31 points in 67 games but has not garnered a point in his last five games. "It's gonna be a fun time and something I'm looking forward to," said Monahan. "I played in Ottawa for three years and met a lot of friends there, had billets there, stuff like that. Being able to have them at the game is going to be pretty special." He will face former Ottawa teammate Cecil Ceci for the first time on Sunday.
John Gaudreau's mom wants him to stay at BC | 03/30/2014 2:56 AM
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John Gaudreau's mom wants him to stay at Boston College for his final season.
Calgary Sun

Impact
Gaudreau is the favorite to win the Hobey Baker Award that goes to college hockey's best player. The Flames are expected to offer the diminutive Gaudreau a contract once again but Gaudreau could choose to return to college hockey. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in August 2015 and a lot of teams will be clamoring for his signature on a contract but the Flames have treated Gaudreau very well thus far and it's not expected to get that far. He has 35 goals and 75 points in 38 games this season and is expected to be a top six forward in the NHL when he makes it.
Ladislav Smid suffers UBI Friday night | 03/29/2014 5:06 PM
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Ladislav Smid suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's game versus the New York Rangers.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He exited the contest after playing just 5:36 of ice time. He isn't expected to play when Calgary begins their road trip on Sunday in Ottawa.
Flames bring up blueliner Chad Billins | 03/29/2014 4:59 PM
News
Chad Billins has been summoned from the minors.
Roger Millions on Twitter

Impact
He travel with the Flames on their upcoming five-game road trip. Billins has 40 points in 62 games this season with AHL Abbotsford and two helpers in two matches with Calgary.
Michael Cammalleri enjoys late-season surge | 03/29/2014 2:53 PM
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Michael Cammalleri has been red hot of late.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He has registered 11 goals and added seven assists in his last 14 games. Cammalleri has been racking up points in March and is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season.
Kari Ramo, Flames on fire as season nears end | 03/29/2014 9:15 AM
News
Kari Ramo's 38 saves Friday night was a season high and the Flames goaltender is on a hot streak of sorts.
Calgary Sun

Impact
The goalie has won three of his past four starts and his record with this subpar team this season is 14-11-4. Thanks to his first-star performance in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Rangers in Calgary, the Flames tied a team record with 45 one-goal games this season. They have a 22-16-7 mark in contests decided by a single shot and, with eight games to go, will undoubtedly rewrite the previous franchise-high that was set in 2005-06.
Ramo impressive in Flames victory | 03/29/2014 3:09 AM
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Karri Ramo turned aside 38 of 41 shots in Calgary's 4-3 win over the New York Rangers Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ramo made 11 saves in the third period and led the Flames to a narrow win. He has won three of his last four starts for the Flames and his record now stands in 14-11-4. He also has a 2.57 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
Cammalleri scores in Flames' victory | 03/29/2014 3:02 AM
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Mike Cammalleri scored a goal in Calgary's 4-3 win over the New York Rangers Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Cammalleri's goal came with 7.8 seconds remaining in the second period. After Chris Butler kicked a pass up to Cammalleri in the neutral zone, the Flames' leading scorer fired a shot from the top of the right circle that beat Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for his fifth game-deciding goal since the NHL Trade Deadline. Cammalleri now has 24 goals and 15 assists in 57 games this season. Mark Giordano, Joe Colborne and Kevin Westgarth also scored for the Flames, while TJ Brodie added two helpers in the victory.
Ryan Culkin signs with Calgary | 03/28/2014 9:28 AM
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Ryan Culkin has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Culkin was taken in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by Calgary. He has eight goals and 50 points in 65 QMJHL games this season.
Hartley ends Flames practice in frustration | 03/28/2014 9:24 AM
News
The Calgary Flames practice lasted roughly 20 minutes on Thursday because coach Bob Hartley ended it, frustrated with his team's efforts.
Calgary Herald

Impact
"If you're not ready to work, well, you might as well not work - simple as that," Hartley said. "I always tell them, 'If you don't want to practice, don't get on the ice. If you get on the ice, it's work.' We're very fortunate people. We work about an hour, an hour and a half, a day. You need to be ready. That wasn't the start we were looking for at practice." This is a first for Hartley during his tenure with the Flames. Calgary's season is essentially done as they haven't had any hope of making the playoffs for a while now. That being said, the Flames have been competitive lately and we're sure Hartley would like to finish the season on a high note.
Stajan gets assist in Flames' losing effort | 03/27/2014 8:41 AM
News
Matt Stajan recorded an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Anaheim.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Stajan has 11 goals and 28 points in 57 games this season. He's been averaging 18:23 minutes per contest in 2013-14, which is the most he's logged since 2009-10.
Brian McGrattan nets a goal in 300th game | 03/27/2014 8:39 AM
News
Brian McGrattan scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 defeat on Wednesday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
McGrattan was playing in his 300th NHL game. The goal was special given that it was just the 10th marker and 26th point of his career. From a fantasy perspective, the 32-year-old enforcer is a reliable source of penalty minutes, but he's doesn't get enough to justify the nearly complete lack of offensive production.
Ramo and Flames lose | 03/27/2014 3:24 AM
News
Karri Ramo blocked 31 of 34 shots in Calgary's 3-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ramo continued his solid performances, but Calgary failed to win. He now has a 13-11-4 record with a 2.56 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
Hudler scores in loss | 03/27/2014 3:20 AM
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Jiri Hudler scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 loss to Anaheim Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Hudler's 16th of the season put Calgary up 2-1 after 40 minutes, but it wasn't enough for the Flames. He also has 31 assists in 66 games this season. Brian McGrattan scored the other goal for the Flames.
Calgary will go with Karri Ramo on Wednesday | 03/26/2014 6:15 PM
News
Karri Ramo will start for the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Wes Gilbertson on Twitter

Impact
Ramo has allowed just two goals in two games since returning from a knee injury. He has a 2.54 GAA and .912 save percentage in 31 games this season.
Hartley: Season a failure despite hot finish | 03/26/2014 9:23 AM
News
The Calgary Flames have been hot lately, but Flames coach Bob Hartley understands that it's too little, too late.
Calgary Herald

Impact
"This season, no matter what, this is kind of very positive," said Hartley. "But let's face it - I don't want to sound negative - but it's a failure." The young Flames have won five of their last seven games, including a 7-2 victory over Anaheim and an 8-1 win against Edmonton. Given that this was a rebuilding season for Calgary, this run can at least be taken as an encouraging sign going forward.
Karri Ramo emerging as key Flames player | 03/25/2014 9:24 AM
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Karri Ramo has established himself as one of the Flames' key players this season.
Calgary Sun

Impact
"He was the backbone of our team (Monday)," said teammate Tyler Wotherspoon. "He made some big stops when we needed it and carried it along the way." Ramo has earned the starting job with a 2.54 GAA and .912 save percentage in 31 games. With the Flames likely to take a step forward in 2014-15, Ramo will be a nice goalie to grab in the latter half of standard league drafts.
Mark Giordano might lead team in points | 03/25/2014 9:20 AM
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With 43 points in 54 games, Mark Giordano is just three points shy of the Calgary Flames' scoring lead.
Calgary Herald

Impact
That puts Giordano in the running to become the first defenseman to win the Flames' scoring title in the franchise's history. That says a lot about the kind of season he's had, but it also shines a light on the Flames' lack of offensive star. After all, defenseman Al MacInnis, for example, had some truly remarkable campaigns with the Calgary Flames, but Calgary had better offensive threats surrounding him at the time. So when MacInnis finished the 1990-91 campaign with 103 points, Theoren Fleury still managed to best him with 104.
Ramo impressive in Flames victory | 03/25/2014 3:34 AM
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Karri Ramo stopped 33 of 34 shots in Calgary's 2-1 shootout win over San Jose Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ramo made 17 saves in the first period and stopped all three Sharks' shootout attempts. He has allowed only three goals in his last three starts for the Flames and he now has a 13-10-4 record with a 2.54 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.
Colborne scores in win | 03/25/2014 3:29 AM
News
Joe Colborne scored a goal in Calgary's 2-1 shootout win over San Jose Monday evening.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Colborne now has nine goals and 15 assists in 70 games this season. Defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon and Curtis Glencross assisted the lone goal.
Brodie and Giordano studs on Saturday | 03/24/2014 5:11 AM
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T.J. Brodie and Mark Giordano were both plus-five on Saturday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Well, that has to help your fantasy team with a big night like that. Brodie also chipped in with a couple of assists, giving him 23 assists and 27 points in 71 games while jumping to plus-two on the 26th place Flames. Keep an eye on him for next season.
Michael Cammalleri extends hot streak | 03/24/2014 5:00 AM
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Michael Cammalleri has 11 points in his last five games.
Calgary Herald

Impact
The streaking forward has 37 points including 23 goals this season in 54 games after a three point outburst on Saturday. He is definitely a must-start at this time.
Westgarth and Gazdic dance again | 03/23/2014 8:55 AM
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Kevin Westgarth wasted little time Saturday night seeking out Luke Gazdic for a return bout.
Calgary Sun

Impact
In their March 1st fight, Gazdic concussed Westgarth with a hook that sidelined him for 10 days. After Saturday's fisticuffs the two tough guys acknowledged each other with respect and were seen chatting in the penalty box. We hope you anticipated this tussle if you needed to boost your penalty minute totals.
Stajan has productive and emotional night | 03/23/2014 8:42 AM
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Matt Stajan dedicated his tremendous performance Saturday night to his newborn son, who had passed away just a few weeks ago.
Calgary Sun

Impact
It was a touching moment for the Stajan family who had gone through such a tragedy. Stajan pointed to the heavens as he scored his goal in the Flames' 8-1 rout of the Oilers. Stajan also registered three assists to give him a four-point night. Stajan's teammates certainly acknowledged the special moment he enjoyed after scoring his goal. "It's been a tough go for him, but they're a strong family," Curtis Glencross said. "Him and Katie have done a lot of praying and gone through a lot. I got a little choked up after his goal when he pointed up. You could see exactly what he was doing. He's not only a good player but an unbelievable person." We along with all hockey fans wish the Stajan family peace of mind.
Ramo returns a winner | 03/23/2014 8:17 AM
News
Kari Ramo picked the right night to return to action from a knee injury.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He had not started a game since February 1st due to a knee injury but got plenty of support Saturday night as the Flames routed the Oilers 8-1. Ramo allowed a first period power-play goal to Jeff Petry at 4:34 and then shut out the Oilers while watching his teammates pump in eight consecutive goals. For the night, Ramo kicked out 24 of 25 shots. On the season, Ramo now has a 12-10-4 record with a 2.60 GAA and a .909 save percentage.
Glencross registers HT in 8-1 win v Oilers | 03/23/2014 8:12 AM
News
Curtis Glencross registered a hat trick in the Flames' 8-1 annihilation of the Oilers Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
It was quite the rout as the Oilers scored the game's first goal and Flames then scored eight consecutive times. For Glencross it was his 8th, 9th and 10th goals. For the season the veteran winger now has 18 points in 27 games. Matt Stajan also had a tremedous night scoring a goal and registering three assists, while Mike Cammalleri, who has been in on six of Calgary's last 13 goals, recorded three helpers.
Jiri Hudler scores in his return from LBI | 03/22/2014 9:31 AM
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Jiri Hudler scored a goal in his return from a lower-body injury on Friday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Hudler has 15 goals and 45 points in 63 games this season. He was out for seven consecutive games with a lower-body injury.
Kris Russell has a three-point night | 03/22/2014 9:29 AM
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Kris Russell had a goal and two assists in Calgary's 6-5 win over Nashville.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Russell has five goals and a career-high 26 points in 56 games this season. He inked a two-year, $5.2 million extension with Calgary back in February.
Joni Ortio heads back to the AHL | 03/22/2014 9:26 AM
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Joni Ortio has been sent down to the minors.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Ortio was called up on an emergency basis, so now that Karri Ramo is ready to return from his injury, they needed to demote him. Ortio kicked out just nine of 13 shots against Nashville on Friday before being sent down.
Flames will start Karri Ramo (knee) Saturday | 03/22/2014 9:24 AM
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Karri Ramo (knee) is expected to start on Saturday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
It will be Ramo's first start since Feb. 1. He has a 2.66 GAA and .908 save percentage in 29 games in 2013-14.
MacDonald and the Flames lose | 03/22/2014 3:34 AM
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Joey MacDonald let in two goals on nine shots in Calgary's 6-5 loss to Nashville Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Joni Ortio started the game, but he was pulled off in the second period after he had allowed four goals on 13 shots. Neither of the goalies played well and Calgary's five goals wasn't enough to get points. MacDonald now has a 4-4-1 record with a 3.16 GAA and .881 save percentage. Those are pretty awful numbers so Ortio will continue to start until Karri Ramo is healthy again.
Cammalleri has three points in loss | 03/22/2014 3:28 AM
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Mike Cammalleri scored two goals and registered an assist in Calgary's 6-5 loss to Nashville Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Cammalleri extended his point streak to six games now and he has scored 10 points in those games. Cammalleri is red-hot now and he has 22 goals with 12 assists in 53 games this season. Defenseman Kris Russell also had a strong game with a goal and two assists, while Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames. Mikael Backlund had a goal and an assist in the loss.
| 03/22/2014 2:22 AM
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Kenneth Agostino was called up from the minors on Friday March 21.
Rotoworld.com

Mark Giordano contributing for fantasy owners | 03/21/2014 7:34 PM
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Mark Giordano has been a fantasy stud as of late, with two goals and 11 points in as many games since the Olympic break.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The veteran blueliner has been solid for the majority of the season, but has been limited by a major injury and the Flames' inability to create a lot of offense. The Toronto native has 39 points through 51 games for Calgary this season. He is owned in just 66% of Yahoo fantasy leagues.
Hudler should play with Stajan, Glencross | 03/21/2014 9:20 AM
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Jiri Hudler is projected to play alongside Matt Stajan and Curtis Glencross on Friday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Hudler is returning from a lower-body injury after being sidelined for seven games. He has 14 goals and 44 points in 62 contests in 2013-14.
Karri Ramo resumes practices, won't play Fri. | 03/20/2014 4:41 PM
News
Karri Ramo (knee) fully took part in Thursday's practice.
Randy Sportak on Twitter

Impact
However, he won't return Friday and Joni Ortio will get the nod instead. Ramo hasn't played since Feb. 1 because of an MCL injury.
Jiri Hudler to return from LBI Friday night | 03/20/2014 4:37 PM
News
Jiri Hudler (lower body) will return to the fold on Friday.
Randy Sportak on Twitter

Impact
He has missed the past seven games with a lower-body ailment, but he's ready to return. Hudler leads the Flames in scoring with 44 points in 62 games this season, but he produced just two assists in eight matches before getting hurt.
Paul Byron has established himself in NHL | 03/20/2014 8:41 AM
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Paul Byron is finding he has more drive as he gets older.
Calgary Herald

Impact
"I think it's just come with maturity," Byron, 24, said. "Every day in practice, I try to be the best player on the ice. Maybe in the past with some of the guys like (Jarome) Iginla and those older guys, I was just trying to get by in practice. Maybe kind of hide. Now, I want to be first in every drill. I want to improve. I want to get better. I want to show I belong in this league." It's helped because Byron has finally established himself as a regular in the league, to the point where the Flames advised him just before the Olympic break to get a place in Calgary. He has five goals and 17 points in 38 games with the Flames this season.
Sean Monahan has 31 points in 62 games | 03/19/2014 9:10 AM
News
Sean Monahan had an assist in Calgary's 3-1 win over Buffalo.
Calgary Herald

Impact
That gives Monahan 19 goals and 31 points in 62 games this season. Those aren't bad numbers for the 19-year-old making the jump from the WHL straight to the NHL after being taken with the sixth overall pick in 2013. He's worth holding onto in keeper leagues and taking a chance on late in standard league drafts for the 2014-15 campaign.
Chris Butler has a two-point night | 03/19/2014 9:07 AM
News
Chris Butler recorded two assists on Tuesday.
Calgary Herald

Impact
It was a rare multi-point night for Butler, who now has two goals and 13 points in 69 games this season. The defensive defenseman has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Ortio and the Flames win | 03/19/2014 4:44 AM
News
Joni Ortio turned aside 13 of 14 shots in Calgary's 3-1 win over Buffalo Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Ortio had an easy game and he improved his record to 4-4-0. He now has a 2.16 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
Cammalleri scores in Flames' victory | 03/19/2014 4:40 AM
News
Mike Cammalleri scored the game-winner midway through the third period in a 3-1 victory against the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Cammalleri broke a 1-1 tie at 9:16 of the third by redirecting Chris Butler's point shot behind Sabres goalie Nathan Lieuwen for his 20th of the season, the sixth time he's hit that plateau. It extended Cammalleri's point streak to five games, with five goals and seven points. Paul Byron and Joe Colborne also scored for the Flames, while Chris Butler added two helpers in the win.
Brett Kulak signs an entry-level contract | 03/18/2014 3:04 PM
News
Brett Kulak has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.
Flames.nhl.com

Impact
Kulak was taken in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He has been playing for the WHL Vancouver Giants this season, where he has 60 points and 51 penalty minutes in 69 contests in 2013-14.
Flames offer Kulak an entry-level contract | 03/18/2014 9:59 AM
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The Calgary Flames have offered Brett Kulak an entry-level contract.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Kulak's NHL rights were claimed by the Calgary Flames with his selection in the fourth round of the 2012 Entry Draft. He has 14 goals and 60 points in 69 games this season.
Stajan was told he could take more time off | 03/18/2014 9:52 AM
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Matt Stajan (personal) was told by the Calgary Flames that he should take as much time off as he needed, but he wanted to return.
Calgary Herald

Impact
Stajan is mourning the death of his newborn son, but after talking with his wife and taking a couple weeks off, they decided it was best for him to start moving forward. "Obviously, we're always going to remember and it never gets easy," Stajan said. "But you've got to move on and . . . this is another step forward." Stajan will play on Tuesday.
Calgary sends Corban Knight back to minors | 03/17/2014 5:38 PM
News
Corban Knight has been reassigned to the AHL.
Randy Sportak on Twitter

Impact
He appeared in seven games with Calgary during his recent recall and he recorded one goal.
Joni Ortio will start Tuesday vs. Sabres | 03/17/2014 3:18 PM
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Joni Ortio will be between the pipes for Calgary Tuesday.
Pat Steinberg on Twitter

Impact
Not surprising. He has seen the vast majority of the Flames' matches with Karri Ramo hurt and Reto Berra now playing in Colorado.
Matt Stajan will be back in Tuesday night | 03/17/2014 3:15 PM
News
To update an earlier item, Matt Stajan will be back in the lineup in Tuesday's game against Buffalo.
Pat Steinberg on Twitter

Impact
He has been out of action since Mar. 3 because of the death of his newborn son.
Flames sign NCAA prospect Kenneth Agostino | 03/17/2014 1:25 PM
News
Kenneth Agostino has inked a two-year, entry-level contract with Calgary.
Flames.nhl.com

Impact
The deal will carry an average annual value of $900,000. He just wrapped up his senior season with Yale, where he notched 14 goals and 32 points in 33 games. Agostino was acquired by the Flames from Pittsburgh in the Jarome Iginla trade.
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