Flames Rumors & News

  • Mikael Backlund undergoes successful abdominal surgery

    Calgary Sun "Mikael Backlund went under the knife. The problem, he hopes, has been fixed. The slick Swede still has no idea when he might be back in the Calgary Flames lineup, but at least, he’s back on the blades. “It’s hard to say right now,” Backlund said of the recovery time needed for..." December 20

  • Dallas Stars Squeeze Past Calgary Flames 2-1

    Defending Big D "That's what you call "four-point game." After pushing the Vancouver Canucks to a third straight loss the Dallas Stars pushed the Calgary Flames to a seventh, starting their Western-Canadian road swing off with a pair of wins now, three in-a-row overall when paired with their victory over the..." December 20

  • Offense has disappeared for the Flames

    Covers.com "The Calgary Flames rank in the top 10 in offense in the NHL, but over the past six games the team has only netted 10 goals. It's not a surprise then, that Calgary has lost their past six contests. " December 19

  • Rick Nash out of his mind as Rangers finish road trip sweep

    New York Post "History was made. Never before had the Rangers beaten the Canucks, Oilers and Flames on the same road trip. Until now, that is. Because on their 20th try at the trifecta, the Blueshirts completed their sweep through Western Canada with a sweep, defeating the Flames 5-2 on Wednesday after..." December 17

  • Flames extend head coach Hartley

    Sportsnet.ca "The Calgary Flames have signed head coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year extension, the hockey club announced on Wednesday. Hartley has served as Flames head coach since the beginning of the lockout shortened 2012-13 season. He holds a 71-79-13 record in two plus seasons behind the bench in..." December 17

  • Flames’ Smid suffers reported upper-body injury after high hit from Despres

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid left Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with what the Calgary Herald reported as an upper-body injury. Smid took a high and devastating hit from Penguins defenseman Simon Despres in the second period and did not return. Below is a GIF of the..." December 13

  • Calgary Flames edged by Buffalo Sabres

    Calgary Sun "It was a night that Calgary Flames defenceman TJ Brodie would sooner forget. Buffalo Sabres speedster Tyler Ennis collected a hat-trick of assists in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Flames at First Niagara Center, and Brodie was victimized on every one of 'em. The 24-year-old rearguard has..." December 12

  • Bernier, Maple Leafs down Burkie's Flames

    Toronto Sun "Jonathan Bernier can feel it and his teammates can see it. The Maple Leafs goaltender is in a groove. Good thing, too, because the Leafs continue to be a defensively inconsistent bunch. In his National Hockey League career-high ninth consecutive start, Bernier stopped all but one of the..." December 10

  • Flames pull off late game magic again, shocking Avs 4-3 in OT

    Calgary Herald "These Calgary Flames are making a name for themselves — kings of the third period. No one’s final-frame goal differential is better. And, Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche, they needed to improve it. And, by gum, they did — to 39 goals for and only 15 against (although Alex Tanguay’s..." December 05

  • Former Flames GM Jay Feaster is having fun with Oilers' losing streak

    CBSSports.com "Jay Feaster is no longer the general manager of the Calgary Flames, but when he was he heard an awful lot about how far behind they were their provincial rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, in their rebuild. Now that the Flames are off to a surprisingly strong start and competing for a playoff spot in..." December 04

  • Josh Jooris, Calgary Flames jolt Arizona Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "So much for playing it cool. Sizing up an empty net and with every would-be defender in his rear-view mirror, Calgary Flames rookie Josh Jooris wasn’t going to jeopardize his first NHL hat-trick with a delicate shot or fancy finish. Instead, he tried to rifle a wrister through the twine,..." December 03

  • Calgary Flames shut out host Arizona Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "Jiri Hudler, the silent killer. The Calgary Flames rode a second consecutive perfect performance from goalie Karri Ramo between the pipes but Hudler’s offensive wizardry ensured it wasn’t wasted. Hudler, who’s notorious for avoiding media attention, was more than visible enough in..." November 30

  • Ramo stones Sharks with 32-save shutout in 2-0 Flames win

    Calgary Herald "Holding court in a Calgary Stampeders ball cap following a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks, Dennis Wideman was talking about the best save of the game. His own. With Brent Burns coming in hot late in the third period and Patrick Marleau on the back door waiting for a rebound, Wideman..." November 27

  • Flames' Setoguchi clears waivers, re-assigned to Adirondack

    The Score "Calgary Adirondack Flames forward Devin Setoguchi has cleared waivers and the Flames have re-assigned him to their AHL affiliate, the club announced Thursday. Setoguchi, who scored 31 goals and managed 65 points as a 22-year-old just five years, has fallen pretty far in record time. His..." November 27

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Head coach Bob Hartley has confirmed @djones5454 will return to the lineup tonight. #CGYvsSJS

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY puts Devin Setoguchi on waivers. WPG's T.J. Galiardi clears waivers.

  • Anaheim Ducks spoil Jonas Hiller’s homecoming with the Calgary Flames

    L.A. Daily News "Jonas Hiller returned under the cover of darkness Monday evening, making his return to Orange County with the Calgary Flames. He admitted it was “definitely awkward” entering the Honda Center with a visiting team for the first time Tuesday for his new team’s morning skate. Hiller played for..." November 26

  • Flames forward Michael Ferland considered calling it quits before maturing into NHLer

    Calgary Sun "It was more of a fleeting thought than a serious consideration. Still, what now seems like crazy-talk did, at one point, cross his mind. After a miserable start to his professional puck career, broad-shouldered left-winger Michael Ferland admittedly had thoughts of “calling it quits,” of..." November 23

  • Calgary Flames get thrilling comeback shootout win against Devils

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames have to be a wee bit worried about the sluggish starts. But, hey, it’s hard to complain about their habit of fantastic finishes. The comeback kids provided more third-period fireworks in Saturday’s 5-4 NHL shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Saddledome, with..." November 23

  • Adam Clendening scores in debut as Blackhawks beat Flames

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks got their first goal from a player who’s new to this whole NHL goal-scoring thing. They got their game-winner from someone who’s been here, done this plenty of times. Adam Clendening scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot of his first NHL game, and Patrick Kane collected..." November 21

  • Flames and Oilers heading in opposite directions

    Sportsnet.ca "The dichotomy is stark. Like the two towns, white collar Calgary and blue collar Edmonton. Except in hockey it is backwards. The Calgary Flames lineup, on paper, looks like a quick and easy two points. Filled with a bunch of who’s-its and what’s-his-names drafted in later rounds — or in the..." November 20

  • Calgary Flames beat Anaheim Ducks in shootout

    Calgary Sun "You can put it in the win column! The evening started with a special tribute to legendary play-by-play man Peter Maher, including a trademark 'Yeah, baby!' from the longtime voice of the Calgary Flames. You couldn't have scripted a better ending, either, with the Flames scratching back with..." November 19

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Hartley confirms Jones (upper body) will not play tonight. Setoguchi will play vs. the #NHLDucks. #ANAvsCGY

  • Study: Oilers, Flames players have lowest taxes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The two NHL teams in Alberta might not be able to woo free agents with promises of a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. But promises of saving money on taxes? Yep, they can at least do that. According to a new study (PDF) by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and Americans for Tax..." November 17

  • Flames shake off early scare in win over Sens

    Calgary Sun "The first period wasn't even halfway in the books and the fear factor was on high. The Calgary Flames found themselves without their heart-and-soul captain and leading point-producer when Mark Giordano was clipped in the face by Chris Neil's stick after the Senators winger shot the puck..." November 16

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    As expected, no supplementary discipline for Clarke MacArthur after his head shot on Lance Bouma last night versus Flames.

  • Sven Baertschi & Paul Byron lead Flames to victory over Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "Thanks to a nasty virus, Sven Baertschi — temporarily — shed four pounds earlier this week. Thanks to a couple of assists in Thursday’s 5-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at the Saddledome, the Calgary Flames callup probably feels like he’s dropped 50. Flames sparkplug Paul Byron potted a..." November 14

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    Eric Francis @EricFrancis

    Gaudreau being told he's here for good is great news as five games in mgmnt debated sending him down. Obviously he belongs here.

  • Skinner notches 100th goal, Canes douse Flames 4-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Monday his team still was searching for an identity. The Canes may be close to forging one. In beating the Calgary Flames 4-1 Monday night at PNC Arena, the Hurricanes again came from behind, displaying resiliency. They used their speed. They again..." November 11

  • Flames grinder scores winner in wild one over Panthers

    Calgary Sun "There was a method to the madness. With the score tied late in Saturday’s bizarre matinee and the Calgary Flames anxious to end it before overtime, fourth-line grinder Lance Bouma was tapped on the shoulder. “He’s a guy that goes to the net,” reasoned Flames head coach Bob Hartley. “Look at..." November 09

  • Lightning top Flames 5-2 to cap perfect homestand

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning send a plethora of young forwards at the opposition on any given night. They can come in waves. Cedric Paquette was the latest to crash his way into that conversation, scoring his first two career goals in helping Tampa Bay finish off a sweep of a four-game home..." November 07

  • Hiller’s highway robbery leads Flames to overtime victory over Capitals

    Calgary Herald "On his post-game soapbox, Bob Hartley was going to rave. And everyone knew who was going to get lots of love — Jonas Hiller. As fate would have it, the Calgary Flames goalie, perched atop a stationary bike, was pedalling only five feet away when his coach began to heap praise. At first..." November 05

  • Ferland suffers another setback in bid to become full-time NHL player

    Calgary Herald "After a series of career reboots, the long-awaited (and much-sweated for) debut ended up lasting less than 10 minutes. Michael Ferland skated only 15 shifts Friday before a forearm to the head — courtesy of Nashville defender Anton Volchenkov (who, Sunday, was suspended for four games by the..." November 03

  • Upstart, short-handed Flames shock Canadiens 6-2 to kick off five-game road trip

    Calgary Herald "After rebounding smartly from Friday’s healthy scratch, after softhandedly converting two scoring chances, after taking his first-star twirl at the Bell Centre, after receiving the fireman’s helmet as the team’s in-house man of the match, after leading the Calgary Flames to a one-sided triumph..." November 03

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    Per #Flames GM Brad Treliving, LW Michael Ferland did suffer a concussion against Predators. He is not travelling with team.

  • Flames’ run of injuries opens up chance for Baertschi

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames have been hit hard enough by injuries that it looks like fading prospect Sven Baertschi will get a chance to make an impact. The Calgary Sun’s Wes Gilbertson notes that Joe Colborne was added to IR, and while Michael Ferland’s status isn’t technically the same, both are added..." November 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Nashville defenseman Anton Volchenkov has been suspended 4 games for an illegal check to the head on Calgary forward Michael Ferland.

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    Kristen Odland @KristenOdlandCH

    #Flames official word that Ferland will not return, out with an upper body injury.

  • Rookie Gaudreau leads Flames past Predators

    Calgary Herald "There were plenty of reasons along the way that should have deterred Johnny Gaudreau’s journey to the National Hockey League. And the start of the 2014-15 season was no different. Struggling with the pace adjustment, finding his signature groove around the net and his strength on the puck..." November 01

  • Flames place Backlund on IR, recall Ferland

    Pro Hockey Talk "You can add the Calgary Flames to the growing list of teams battling the injury bug. Center Mikael Backlund was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an abdominal injury. Its’ the same injury he returned to Calgary, from his native Sweden, with this summer. Backlund joins Mason Raymond..." October 30

  • Flames suddenly thin up the middle after devastating night of injuries

    Calgary Herald "Being a good sort, always at the ready to chip in for the cause, Craig Conroy seemed willing to duck into the nearest phone booth — or at least the inner labyrinths of the dressing room — ditch his assistant general manager custom-cut suit and slip back into his super-hero-centreman duds. “I’m..." October 30

  • Parenteau, Price give Habs shootout win over Flames

    Montreal Gazette "P.A. Parenteau scored on the Canadiens’ third shootout try, giving the Habs a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames Monday night in a thoroughly wild game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Chalk this one up to goaltender Carey Price, who stopped 36 shots in regulation time, one more in overtime and all..." October 29

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    Randy Sportak @SUNRandySportak

    #Flames have put Stajan on IR (knee) and saying approximately 6 weeks. Colborne is day-to-day (upper body).

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    David Jones has been taken off the IR and Mason Raymond has been placed on IR (shoulder, week-to-week).

  • Capitals 3, Flames 1: Joel Ward scores a pair of goals to lead Washington

    Washington Post "Joel Ward had taken his demotion in stride and gulped down the change, but as the forward later tried to sneak undetected from the Washington Capitals locker room, seeking an early exit after starring Saturday night, his teammates oohed and hollered for him to return. So Ward stood before the..." October 26

  • Monahan breaks scoring drought as Flames hammer winless Hurricanes

    Calgary Herald "It appears Joe Colborne may be a man worth listening to. After Thursday morning’s skate, he said: “Trust me — he’s going to pot one here. Then the floodgates will open. When he gets going, when he gets feeling it, he doesn’t miss too many.” And? Sean Monahan scores twice — his first two..." October 24

  • Bolts steal victory over Calgary in OT

    Tampa Tribune "The two-step across Alberta will likely be a successful dance through Western Canada for many a team this season. But for the Tampa Bay Lightning, facing two of the perceived lesser teams in the Western Conference, it was like doing the cha-cha with two left feet. Tampa Bay stumbled in the..." October 22

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    #Flames D Deryk Engelland is back tonight after missing three games with lower-body injury. RW Josh Jooris (lower-body) also back in.

  • Flames sign Brodie to five-year contract extension

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames on Monday signed defenseman TJ Brodie to a five-year contract extension. Brodie, 24, scored his third goal in seven games in a 4-1 win at the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. He had four goals and 27 assists in 81 games last season." October 21

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    2) CAL talking with D TJ Brodie about a contract extension. He is rapidly becoming one of NHL's top defenders.