After a heartbreaking loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, there have been some minor moves in the Flames organization.
Dennis Wideman is expected back tomorrow night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has missed 16 games with a broken hand after blocking a shot against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 27th.
Because of Wideman being back, Chris Breen, who was placed on waivers yesterday, has cleared waivers and was sent back down to the Abbotsford Heat.
As well, Markus Granlund has been sent back down to Abbotsford without playing one game for Calgary.
Lee Stempniak is going through a bit of a drought. He has no points in eleven games even though he’s taken shots on net, some of which have even hit the post. His last goal was recorded on December 7th against the Edmonton Oilers and his last assist was on November 30th against the L.A. Kings.
Brian McGrattan had some help in the form of Kevin Westgarth on the same line during the last game against Philadelphia. McGrattan, Westgarth, and Colborne made up the Flames tough line on Tuesday night and bodies were flying at the beginning of the first period. McGrattan looked feisty, Westgarth looked ready to play, and Colborne did his best to get the puck on the Flyers net.
For as much as some people have been complaining about this line, I have to admit that I was impressed with them because they had chances in the Flyers end that were a sweet surprise to me. Burke said he wanted grit, and I believe he’s found it.
The next Calgary Flames game is on Friday, January 3 and puck drop is at 7pm MT.
Go Flames Go!