Flames Summon Markus Granlund from Stockton

Ryan Pike
October 14 2015 05:13PM

Fresh off a three-point night in the first game ever for the Stockton Heat, Markus Granlund is headed back to the National Hockey League. The Finnish-born center was recalled today by the Calgary Flames, taking the roster spot of the injured Lance Bouma.

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Checking In With The Top 20 Prospects

Ryan Pike
October 14 2015 03:00PM

With a couple days between games and finally some Stockton Heat action to talk about, now seems like a pretty smart time to revisit our summer Top 20 Prospects rankings. We'll do this periodically throughout the season, but hopefully this shows which players are performing better-than-expected, which players are disappointing, and which cases that our rankings are just completely out to lunch.

Case in point: there are six defensemen ranked ahead of Brett Kulak, who is currently in the NHL. Granted, one of them is hurt (Ryan Culkin) and two of them aren't pros yet (Brandon Hickey and Rasmus Andersson), but it doesn't look too good for our rankings sometimes.

Full update after the jump!

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Lance Bouma Breaks Fibula, Out Three Months

Ryan Pike
October 14 2015 10:33AM

Bad news, everyone!

Calgary Flames forward Lance Bouma is out three months with a broken fibula. The fibula is the smaller of the two major bones in the lower leg, but breaking it is a major injury. The earliest we'll see him on the ice is likely mid-January.

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Post-Game: Feeling The Blues

Ryan Pike
October 13 2015 10:17PM

The Calgary Flames played two good periods of hockey tonight.

Unfortunately, those two good periods sandwiched a pretty ugly second period, where they gave up three goals to the St. Louis Blues and responded with three shots of their own. That was the difference in a 4-3 home loss by the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome this evening.

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Lance Bouma Leaves Game With Lower-Body Injury

Ryan Pike
October 13 2015 09:09PM

As of this writing, the Calgary Flames are in tough against the St. Louis Blues at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

But things may get worse for the local ice hockey club, as winger Lance Bouma left the game late in the second period with a lower-body injury and will not return tonight (per the team).

Media accounts of the injury vary a bit, but they all share the same basic theme: uh-oh.

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