Flames Place Jones On IR, Recall Jones

Ryan Pike
October 10 2013 11:44AM

 

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The Flames did some roster shuffling this morning, and a lot of it was about keeping up with their Joneses.

First off, winger David Jones was placed on the injured reserve (retroactive to yesterday) with an upper body injury. The Flames are saying he's week-to-week after taking a tumble in the corner while tangling with Habs defender Francis Bouillon in the third period of last night's 3-2 win. Jones had two goals and two assists in the first four games.

The Flames filled Jones' spot on the roster with another Jones. Forward Blair Jones was recalled from the AHLs Abbotsford Heat. In two games with the Heat so far this year, Jones has two assists. Blair cleared waivers on October 1 and was re-assigned to the Heat, meaning if he's sent back to the Heat by (or before) November 1, he won't require waivers again. That and his familiarity with the Flames systems as a late cut probably explains the recall. Plus, the Flames replace a point-per-game player with a point-per-game player and a Jones with a Jones (sort of, but not really).

The Flames also announced that Chris Breen, recuperating from shoulder surgery he had last spring, has been activated from the non-roster IR and assigned to the Abbotsford Heat for conditioning. His stint will be 14 days long and he'll need to clear waivers to be assigned to the AHL on a regular basis, but for now he still counts as part of the 23-man NHL roster.

Breen took big strides last year after being a marginal guy for the Heat in years past. Had he stayed healthy, he probably would've gotten a look in Calgary late in the year after all the trades. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the OHL, Breen has 26 points in 204 AHL games, all with the Heat. Derek Smith is in his way on the current roster for the 7th defender spot, although Smith cleared waivers at the start of the season so could probably be sent down without issue if the team decides that want to keep Breen with the parent club.

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Ryan Pike is a Calgary native and FlamesNation's managing editor. He's covered the Flames and the NHL since 2010. His work can also be found at The Hockey Writers and The Wrestling Observer.
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#1 MichaelD
October 10 2013, 11:54AM
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Too bad it's not Horak

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#2 SmellOfVictory
October 10 2013, 12:00PM
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I love everything about this update.

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#3 mattyc
October 10 2013, 12:22PM
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gotta keep up with the Jones'

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#4 T&A4Flames
October 10 2013, 12:27PM
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SmellOfVictory wrote:

I love everything about this update.

....except that D Jones is out for a bit?

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#5 Kent Wilson
October 10 2013, 12:34PM
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Flames have a Jones for Jones as Jones goes down to injury?

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#6 SmellOfVictory
October 10 2013, 12:48PM
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T&A4Flames wrote:

....except that D Jones is out for a bit?

I'm indifferent about that from a fan perspective.

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#7 TRAV
October 10 2013, 12:50PM
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Concussion? Or what do we suspect the injury is. Upper body is so vague...

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#8 Parallex
October 10 2013, 12:55PM
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TRAV wrote:

Concussion? Or what do we suspect the injury is. Upper body is so vague...

Trainers were working on his back on bench.

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#9 SeanCharles
October 10 2013, 01:13PM
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Cammy please come back soon...

Your in my hockey pool and the teams a bit bunged up

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#10 Avalain
October 10 2013, 01:48PM
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SmellOfVictory wrote:

I'm indifferent about that from a fan perspective.

How about from a human perspective?

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#11 icedawg_42
October 10 2013, 01:49PM
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I bet Blair Jones CAN'T WAIT to get up here and sit in Hartley's doghouse!

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#12 SmellOfVictory
October 10 2013, 02:12PM
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Avalain wrote:

How about from a human perspective?

From a human perspective, it's unfortunate. However I'm not going to cry over a 4 million dollar/year hockey player obtaining a minor back injury from playing his favourite sport.

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#13 Kent Wilson
October 10 2013, 02:22PM
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@SmellOfVictory

I doubt that's true. In fact, I bet you're at home in your big mansion right now. Laughing. Laughing and waxing your curly mustache and kicking puppies. You hate everything that is good and decent in this world don't you?

YOU SICKEN ME.

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#14 SmellOfVictory
October 10 2013, 02:36PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

I doubt that's true. In fact, I bet you're at home in your big mansion right now. Laughing. Laughing and waxing your curly mustache and kicking puppies. You hate everything that is good and decent in this world don't you?

YOU SICKEN ME.

I only kick the puppies that look like David Jones. *moustache twirl*

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#15 Danger
October 10 2013, 02:41PM
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Well that escalated quickly. Seems to be going around today!

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#16 Graham
October 10 2013, 03:46PM
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On a positive note, at least Blair Jones is getting another shot at the big club. I kind of like him as a bottom six / fourth line forward.

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#17 Nick24
October 10 2013, 04:43PM
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Blair Jones isn't even playing tomorrow, Hartley said Jackman is going to play. and Joey Mac is getting the start.

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#18 coachedpotatoe
October 10 2013, 04:54PM
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The big question here is how will the lines be juggled or will jackman/Jones just fill the DJ's spot. I am concerned that we might never see Ramo. Just kidding as i get the rewards Mcbackup has played well, but we really need to see Ramo. As far bringing BJ up I'm okay with vets coming up for vets but at some point we need to see the prospects.

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#19 MichaelD
October 10 2013, 04:58PM
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@coachedpotatoe

At some point? it's the first recall, and Blair Jones isn't really a veteran. He also deserves a recall from his preseason. Although I would have liked to see Horak get called up

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#20 FireOnIce
October 10 2013, 05:15PM
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D Jones is just trolling Flames fans at this point. He's had a couple season-ending injuries that have derailed him previously, so another one is not a good sign. This is the real David Jones.

Also, LOL at Hartley playing Jackman despite B Jones being called up. He really does hate B Jones, doesn't he?

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#21 coachedpotatoe
October 10 2013, 05:16PM
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MichaelD wrote:

At some point? it's the first recall, and Blair Jones isn't really a veteran. He also deserves a recall from his preseason. Although I would have liked to see Horak get called up

I know it's first recall and I liked how Jones played in the preseason and I would likely have brought him up today as well. my point is he has been a pro for a number of years and has been in the show a few times and yes he deserves this shot but I don't want to see the Byrons, Begins etc called up ahead of the prospects when there are injuries; instead I hope that if a vet gets hurt they might not become focused on winning but on development.

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#22 Jeff In Lethbridge
October 10 2013, 05:43PM
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coach needs to get over whatever the hail he has againt b.jones

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#23 Burnward
October 10 2013, 05:56PM
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Where's Loob? Heavy Petting himself furiously?

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#24 Veggie Dog
October 10 2013, 06:25PM
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SmellOfVictory wrote:

I'm indifferent about that from a fan perspective.

You shouldn't be. D Jones has been pretty good for so far.

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#25 MC Hockey
October 10 2013, 07:52PM
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SmellOfVictory wrote:

From a human perspective, it's unfortunate. However I'm not going to cry over a 4 million dollar/year hockey player obtaining a minor back injury from playing his favourite sport.

How do you know hockey is his fave sport? Maybe it's badminton or even cricket...

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#26 Walter white
October 10 2013, 07:53PM
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We are seeing a lot of McDonald...what gives? Is Ramo hurt? Is Burke shopping McDonald around? Or just a reward for playing well....most of the time? WW

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#27 Baalzamon
October 10 2013, 08:51PM
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@coachedpotatoe

Well, Begin doesn't have a contract, so I don't think you'll have to worry about that too much.

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#28 T&A4Flames
October 10 2013, 09:15PM
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Does anyone know what teams any of the 17 scouts that were at the game last night were from? Any teams with multiple scouts?

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#29 T&A4Flames
October 10 2013, 09:15PM
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Does anyone know what teams any of the 17 scouts that were at the game last night were from? Any teams with multiple scouts?

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#30 loudogYYC
October 10 2013, 10:54PM
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@FireOnIce

I think calling up Jones and playing him instead of Jackman would be a huge FU to Jackman so it's probably got little to do with who Hartley hates. I'd say it has more to do with having some size and weight on each line. Horak is more versatile and a better player, but he's also under 180 lbs.

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#31 Relax
October 11 2013, 01:08AM
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Last time I remember jones in a flames sweater was seeing him injured while blocking a shot on the pk (after constantly giving up the body and doing the dirty work nobody wants to do). Giving him another shot in the bottom six brings nothing but heart and desire.

Something that has served us well to this point in time.

Congrats Blair

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#32 jeremywilhelm
October 11 2013, 01:19AM
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Joey MAcdonald is a giant turd. I hate you Hartley.

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#33 HongKongHockeyFan
October 11 2013, 08:05AM
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Matt Pelech! He's alive and thriving with the Sharks. He scored his first goal of career against the Canucks yesterday.

Was the Flames former first round pick that bad?

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#34 Baalzamon
October 11 2013, 08:10AM
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HongKongHockeyFan wrote:

Matt Pelech! He's alive and thriving with the Sharks. He scored his first goal of career against the Canucks yesterday.

Was the Flames former first round pick that bad?

Yes. The Sharks converted him to forward, and he just scored his first NHL goal at age 26. That's about as bad as first round picks get.

I'd hardly call being converted to a thug and being a well-below replacement-level player at 26 years old "thriving"

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#35 McRib
October 11 2013, 08:35AM
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@HongKongHockeyFan

Not sure where NHL CSS had him during his draft, but Red Line Report didn't even have Matt Pelech ranked in the Top. 250.

The year before they had Kris Chucko 186, apparently you could hear the laughter in the building when they took Matt Pelech. Only half the NHL teams even had him on their draft rankings all together. It would be like us taking Keegan Kanzig in the first, but at least he is a monster. The only reason Matt Pelech is in the NHL is because he had 238 PIMs in the AHL last year.

For a first rounder to only be able to make it as a fighter it's saying something. The interesting thing is Todd Button is still our director of scouting and the last three years we have been A LOT better at the draft table so clearly the blame should only be pointed directly at Darryl Sutter, although I know Weisbrod has taken over some/most of the responsibilities there as well.

Speaking of Flames Prospects Emile Poirier is having a very solid +1 season so far in the QMJHL with 13 Pts in 8 Games (Including 7 Goals) for Gatineau.

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#36 Jeff In Lethbridge
October 11 2013, 09:53AM
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what if the Flames actually win tonight? I gotta say this is becoming wierd... if we are above .500 at the trade deadline are we BUYERS???

I'm all settled in for a rebuild, and assume the winning will slow down as teams prepare for us. I hope so!

on a more positive note I am just loving the comments at Oiler nation. this is becoming priceless!

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