Flames recall Linden Vey from the Stockton Heat

Earlier today, the Calgary Flames sent Nicklas Grossmann to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. With two open roster spots, some cap space, and just 12 healthy forwards, it seemed likely that another move was going to happen.

Well, at least one move has seemingly happened. According to the AHL’s transactions page – usually a reliable source of information – the Flames have recalled Linden Vey from Stockton.

Vey, 25, joined the Flames as a free agent this summer with the goal of giving the team more versatility in their bottom six group. A right-handed shot that can play both center and the wing, he was one of the final cuts of this fall’s training camp, getting assigned to Stockton on Oct. 11 (the day before the regular season began). 

He’s put up nine points in eight games with the Heat thus far and projects to be a decent option to fill a bottom six utility spot with Lance Bouma and Kris Versteeg injured. In the event that he doesn’t play, he’s of the age where he’s probably not going to progress a heck of a lot further. In other words, he’s almost an ideal 13th forward for the time being.

The AHL site also lists a couple transactions involving Tyler Wotherspoon, but we’re inclined to believe that recall isn’t happening primarily because (a) the transactions look glitchy and (b) recalling Wotherspoon as an eighth defender the same day they demoted Grossmann wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense.

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  • everton fc

    Here’s his chance. I think he’ll do well, if given the minutes.

    Note, he’s a RW. So Stajan would have to move to the LW, and Freddie or Vey at centre.

    Unless I’m missing something?

    • freethe flames

      My guess is if Vey plays he takes Hamilton spot. I could see lines like this as the game plays out; Johnny/Monny/Chaisson, Shinkaruk/Bennett/Brouwer, Tkachuk/Backs/Frolik, and Ferland/Stajan/Vey.

      My preference might be more like this: Johnny/Bennett/Brouwer, Shinkaruk/Monny/Ferland(he played much of the preseason on the RW), Tkachuk/Backs/Folik and Stajan/Vey/Chiasson.

  • jakethesnail

    The way I see it:

    Johnny/Monny/Ferly

    Matty/Backs/Frolik

    Shink/Benny/brouwer

    Chiasson/Stajan/Vey

    It will more likely be JH/M/Chia for first (no longer first line until they earn it) and Ferley.Stjan/Vey.

    • Albertabeef

      Why on earth would you put Ferly with Johnny and Mony? It didn’t work last season. Ferly played about 50 games on that line and somehow only collected about 8 points in all those games. Not good at all. Please stop being like Crazy Uncle Bob from last season. Shit Shinkaruk had way better chemistry with those two so why not try again? Let’s use our brains here.