December 17 2016 11:34AM
Per the team, the Flames have reassigned defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon to the Stockton Heat. He was recalled last week to replace Brett Kulak, but after being unable to crack the roster, the team returned him to the AHL affiliate this morning.
Wotherspoon didn't play in any of the four games he was eligible to play in. With no immediate need for him, and considering his waiver exempt status (he would require waivers if he spent 30 calendar days or 10 NHL games on the roster), it's easy to understand why the team made this move. He will rejoin the Heat, where he plays top minutes and has six points in 19 games. Stockton plays tonight in San Diego, but I doubt he'll be able to make it.
This transaction leaves the Flames with only six defenders on their roster and 22 players on the active roster. No other moves have been made yet, but we'll keep you updated when something does happen.