Because there are still a few players the team hasn’t seen up on the big club this year, the Flames have reportedly recalled forward Max Reinhart from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League.
The AHL’s transactions website had the big scoop earlier today.
As you can see, the site is rarely wrong.
Reinhart, 22, was Calgary’d third round pick in the 2010 Draft. Now in the third year of his entry-level deal, he’s played 19 games over two seasons with the Flames (amassing 5 points), but he has yet to have a break-through performance in the manner of a Josh Jooris or Markus Granlund.
The Flames site currently lists Michael Ferland as on the injured reserve. There’s been no official announcement as of yet, but presumably it’s retroactive to his injury on October 31 in his NHL debut.
Here’s a revised Flames injury list:
- Joe Colborne [wrist] injured versus Montreal on October 28, on injured reserve; last official estimate was day-to-day, but he’s traveling with the team
- Michael Ferland [head] injured versus Nashville on October 31, on injured reserve; last word was day-to-day
- Matt Stajan [knee] injured versus Montreal on October 28, on injured reserve; last official estimate was 6 weeks
- Mikael Backlund [abdominal] presumably stemming from his reported off-season issue, on injured reserve; last official estimate was week-to-week
- Mason Raymond [shoulder] injured versus Washington on October 25, on injured reserve; last official estimate was week-to-week
- Sam Bennett [shoulder] had shoulder surgery last month, recovering, on non-roster list (it’s for injured players that weren’t injured in-season)
Upside: presumably some players are getting healthy soon…and most of the players who have been recalled so far (Jooris, Granlund, Ferland) have been quite good. Except for Sven Baertschi, who has been adequate.