The Calgary Flames have announced on their website that Markus Granlund has been called up a day after sending Ben Hanowski back to the Abbotsford Heat.
After being called up on Feb 20th, Hanowski was sent back down three days later. He had 26 points in 48 games with the Heat so far this season and he will get the chance to extend his points in Abbotsford. Hanowski was part of the trade that sent Jarome Iginla to Pittsburgh.
Granlund, a Finnish forward, is skilled with the puck and has shown a lot of confidence even while playing against larger opponents. Granlund is a smaller player but he is able to create plays and pass effectively. Even though his defensive play may need work, I’m guessing that he will be used on the powerplay while he’s developing defensive skills. Granlund, with 44 points in 50 games in Abbotsford, will add some depth to the offensive lines in Calgary.
The Flames take the ice again on Thursday for the first time since before the Olympic break.