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
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
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
#Flames have put Stajan on IR (knee) and saying approximately 6 weeks. Colborne is day-to-day (upper body).
David Jones has been taken off the IR and Mason Raymond has been placed on IR (shoulder, week-to-week).
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
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
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
#Flames D Deryk Engelland is back tonight after missing three games with lower-body injury. RW Josh Jooris (lower-body) also back in.
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
2) CAL talking with D TJ Brodie about a contract extension. He is rapidly becoming one of NHL's top defenders.
Columbus Dispatch "The scene in the final two minutes last night at Nationwide Arena resembled an elementary playground with no teacher on duty. But amid the mayhem of six Calgary Flames players trying to score the tying goal was just enough desperation by the Blue Jackets — and maybe a touch of luck — to..." October 18
Calgary Sun "Sam Bennett’s surgery, in the immediate aftermath, is a success. The NHL club’s 2014 first-round draft choice is home with his family resting from the operation on his shoulder performed Tuesday in Cleveland. “It went well,” Flames GM Brad Treliving said Wednesday when the Flames faced..." October 16
Calgary Herald "The plan was set before the puck-drop. Karri Ramo on Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. Jonas Hiller vs. the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. Which, in retrospect, worked out well for the Calgary Flames. Producing a few highlight-reel saves, Ramo backstopped a 3-2 shootout victory..." October 16
Calgary Herald "Joe Colborne made it clear who deserved the credit in a 3-2 shootout win over the Nashville Predators. Yes, the lanky Calgarian had netted the lone goal on Pekka Rinne — a carry-over level of success in from the 2013-14 season which saw Colborne net four of nine shootout attempts. And prior..." October 15
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Still sour after their season-opening loss and starring ahead at a long layoff, the Blues were in no mood to fool around with Calgary Saturday night. Far from pleased with its start in Thursday’s defeat to the New York Rangers, the club scored 48 seconds into its matchup with the Flames and..." October 12
Calgary Herald "Hockey fans around here are getting an eyeful of their heroes — two batches of them, actually. The 1984 Stanley Cup championship team, full of Hall of Famers. The 2014-15 bunch, packed with young talent. The Calgary Flames, it appears, are also bent on offering a couple of looks. Not..." October 10
Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks opened a new era and new season Wednesday, getting goals from three different lines and beating the Calgary Flames 4-2 in Willie Desjardins’ first game as a National Hockey League head coach. Vancouver briefly led by two and at one point was outshooting Calgary 30-17, but..." October 09
#Flames Injury Update: Sam Bennett will undergo surgery on his shoulder next week. A full recovery & return to play expected in 4-6 months.
USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09
#Flames D Dennis Wideman, the highest-paid guy on the roster, will be a healthy scratch tonight in Edmonton.
NHL.com "Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving on Tuesday said negotiations have not started toward a new contract for coach Bob Hartley. Hartley is entering the third and final season of his contract. In his first two seasons with the Flames he has a record of 54-65-11 and Calgary has finished..." October 08
Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08
CGY expected to clarify today but sounds as tho shoulder surgery is more likely than not for Sam Bennett. If so, he'll be out months.
Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary forward Mikael Backlund doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled after hitting Winnipeg’s Tobias Enstrom from behind Saturday night, an NHL spokesman has confirmed. Backlund was only assessed at minor penalty for boarding at 14:51 of the third period. Enstrom left the game..." October 05
Calgary Sun "Patience isn’t easy for any 21-year-old. It’s even worse to maintain when it’s a young man whose dream is nearly within his grasp. Well, within grasp if his left shoulder was in tip-top shape for him to grab hold. Somehow, though, Tyler Wotherspoon is managing to cool his jets while..." September 25
Calgary Herald "This wasn’t how Mikael Backlund planned on starting his 2014-15 National Hockey League training camp with the Calgary Flames. The 25-year-old pivot, who made incredible strides last year with the rebuilding group, is dealing with an abdominal strain which has him on the list of the team’s..." September 20
Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames first round pick Sam Bennett has played just two prospect tournament games with Johnny Gaudreau, but has been quite impressed by the 2014 Hobey Baker winner. Bennett and Gaudreau played on a line together combining for two goals and two assists in Calgary’s 4-3 loss to the..." September 14
Calgary Herald "The advice, in one form or another, never really changes. A nervous nellie trying to make an impression? Trying to make a hockey team? Trying to survive the cut? Do what you do best. Simple enough. And paying heed Friday had been a pair of Calgary Flames prospects — highly regarded for..." September 13
Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames prospect Sam Bennett isn’t letting his general manager’s words slow him down. The first-round pick (fourth overall) from June’s draft has been in Colorado all week working out with NHL veterans such as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Bennett posted a picture on his..." September 06
CBSSports.com "The Calgary Flames don't have much by way of optimism heading into the 2014-15 season. The one thing fans might be able to get excited about is to see which of the team's young players can make the NHL roster, giving a glimpse of a hopefully brighter future. After Sean Monahan performed well as..." September 02
Denver Post "Hockey-tough Cory Sarich is living proof that you can get run over by the wheel of a three-quarter ton truck and walk away. But the former Avalanche defenseman, will never bike again. He has kept his splintered cycling helmet for teaching purposes, but ordered officials to get rid of the the rest..." August 30
Pro Hockey Talk "Sheldon Brookbank expressed some hope in returning to the Chicago Blackhawks next season, but it appears he’ll settle for a training camp tryout with the Calgary Flames, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc. “The Hawks said that they liked me and they’d like to have me back if it worked..." August 29
NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Lance Bouma to a one-year contract. Bouma, a native of Provost, Alberta, played 78 games with the Flames last season netting five goals and 10 assists for 15 points and 41 penalty minutes and finished second in the NHL amongst..." August 27
Alberta native Devin Setoguchi gets a $750,000, one-year deal from the #NHLFlames.
Calgary Herald "The thought is tantalizing, the idea makes sense and, boy, what a storyline. Think about it, Boston College’s first line — Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, the trio that dominated this year’s NCAA playoffs — together with the Calgary Flames. Has a nice ring to it, no? “I’ve..." August 16
TSN.ca "According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday. The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL. Giguere spent his last three seasons with..." August 16
Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames have a new ECHL affiliate. The National Hockey League team announced Tuesday that the Colorado Eagles will be the team’s new ‘AA’ minor league squad and will provide players to the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Flames, Calgary’s primary development team." August 06
NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska who was named to that position this past June. Gill, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, will be primarily..." July 28
Pro Hockey Talk "After five NHL seasons and nearly 100 games played, Derek Smith is on his way to Europe. The former Ottawa and Calgary defenseman has signed with ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Monday. Smith, 29, split last season between the Flames and their AHL affiliate..." July 28
Calgary Herald "It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the..." July 28
Pro Hockey Talk "Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July that resulted in him having a minor procedure. Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving recently confirmed that this incident shouldn’t be a factor by the time training camp starts. “The procedure nowadays … they can do it arthroscopically,”..." July 27
Calgary Herald "It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the..." July 27
NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Joni Ortio to a two-year contract. Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, played 10 games with the Flames during the 2013-14 season. He played in his first NHL game on February 27th stopping 20 of 22 shots and earned his first NHL..." July 24
Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Flames had just one restricted free agent opt for arbitration, and now that isn't an issue at all as the Flames and Joe Colborne have reached a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1.275 million. His previous contract was a one-year, $600k deal. Colborne's contract makes him the..." July 22
#Flames G Jonas Hiller needed only minor procedure after appendictis attack. Expected to make a speedy recovery.
Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames re-signed forward Ben Hanowski to a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday. The financial details aren’t clear at this time. The 23-year-old scored two assists in 11 games with Calgary last season, also collecting 31 points in 55 contests with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. He..." July 13
Calgary Herald "The name has been talked about around the city since 2011. But finally, after four years of summer development camps, John Gaudreau’s next trip will be for this fall’s Calgary Flames training camp. “It’s a little different,” said skilled winger following Wednesday’s final scrimmage at..." July 10
Pro Hockey Talk "Last year, the Flames signed Sean Monahan 22 days after taking him sixth overall at the draft. Three years ago, they inked Sven Baertschi 10 days after taking him 13th overall. But despite that history, Calgary GM Brad Treliving says there’s no reason to rush the process with his latest..." July 10