With one more night before the Calgary Flames kick off a gruelling stretch of ten games in 19 days, lets take a look at a few Flames notes and happenings.
UPDATE: Jordan Oesterle was recalled earlier today from the Calgary Wranglers.
Chris Tanev received 12 stitches in his chin after blocking a shot with his face during the third period of Monday’s 2-1 OT win over Las Vegas.
Market precedent further solidified its self with the trading of Anthony Beauvillier to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional 2024 fifth round pick. The 26-year-old has a cap hit of $4,150,000 and we be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if not re-signed before then. Earlier in the season, versatile forward Sam Lafferty and his $1,150,000 cap hit were dealt for, again, a fifth round pick in 2024.
During the summer, Ilya Lyubushkin was traded to the Ducks in exchange for a 2025 fourth round pick.
The Anaheim defenseman has a cap number of $2,750,000 this season and, like the other players mentioned, will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. The cost to dump a short-term cap hit should be relatively low by the March 8 NHL Trade Deadline.
Uncorked for ALS
The Backlund family hosted their Uncorked for ALS event last night. Items were auctioned off with the proceeds going to the ALS Society of Alberta as well as the Flames EvenStrength Program. $33,760 was raised with the initial goal targetting $25,000.
It’s been a quiet month for Flames winger Walker Duehr. Dressing for only five of 13 games and averaging a mere 6:16 of ice time per game – something isn’t right with the South Dakotan.
The emergence of newcomer Yegor Sharangovich as a power play trigger man has been a pleasant surprise. The coaching staff is really starting to lean on the 6’2” Belarussian. Against Vegas Yegor logged a total of 21:56 of ice time. The 25-year-old has played an average of 15:40 in 22 games.
Sharangovich hasn’t found success on the power play yet. Zero points over a total of 8:03 of time with the man advantage. On the bright side, Yegor has become a valuable tool on the first penalty kill unit. He has the second lowest power play goals against per 60 minutes among forward PK regulars at 7.38. Texas-born Blake Coleman edges him with a stingy 6.84.