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Flames recall Mangiapane and Lomberg; Jagr clears waivers, assigned to Kladno

With the completion of the All-Star Break, the Calgary Flames have some roster news.

The club has recalled forwards Andrew Mangiapane and Ryan Lomberg from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. In addition, Jaromir Jagr has cleared the waiver wire, with the expectation that he will be re-assigned to Rytiri Kladno of the Czech 1. Liga (the secondary Czech league).

Mangiapane, 21, and Lomberg, 23, return to Calgary after being sent down to keep them active during the NHL’s All-Star Break (and to save some cap space).

Despite missing five games due to his multiple recalls to the Flames, Mangiapane remains the leading scorer for Stockton (with 35 points in 31 games) but also one of the top offensive players in the entire AHL. He was named to the AHL’s All-Star Game for his efforts, but his repeated NHL recalls meant that he was replaced in the game (which goes tonight). He has zero points in eight NHL games, playing almost exclusively on the fourth line.

Lomberg has 14 points in 37 AHL games and made his NHL debut prior to the All-Star Break playing on the fourth line.

Because Jagr, 45, is still under contract with the Flames he’s eligible to return for the playoffs. It’s extremely rare that a player farmed out to Europe ever returns to the NHL in the same season, but you never know. While it’s not immediately clear that it’s the case, it seems likely that the Flames will be paying the remainder of Jagr’s guaranteed NHL salary while he’s playing in the Czech Republic.

Once the Jagr move becomes official, the Flames have 22 players on their active roster (two goalies, seven defensemen and 13 forwards), two players on the injured reserve (Kris Versteeg and Michael Frolik) and one player on the season-opening injured reserve (Daniel Pribyl). The Flames wouldn’t need to make a roster move to activate Frolik from the IR.

UPDATE: The Flames have officially assigned Jagr to Kladno.

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  • McRib

    You know what our PP could use? Someone with a 101 mph shot!!

    Travis Hamonic NHLe 10.93, Michael Stone NHLe 5.02, Rasmus Andersson NHLe 26.06.

    I know who I would choose. Trade Stone for forward depth and Andersson is already an improvement over Stone, plus it send the proper message to Adam Fox that we give young players a chance.

    #freeandersson

    • FlamesFanOtherCity

      I think it would make sense to call him up for a few games and sit Kulak. You know Gully wouldn’t do that, but at least you might see some better offense from the 3rd pairing. First thing first; waive Bart-man.

    • Off the wall

      Not so sure McRib. NHLe for a defence man playing in the AHL, doesn’t always translate into the show. Don’t get me wrong, I like Andersson as much as you do, and I believe he will be on our team soon, however I’d wait until we’re closer to the trade deadline to make those decisions.

      Right now, we’re barely over 50%.in making postseason. Not good enough. We don’t really need to put another rookie in an uncomfortable spot.

      4 have already graduated to the NHL from our affiliate team. That’s pretty outstanding in itself.

      No need to rush Andersson if things go as planned. Treliving has created a model for this team. I’m sure he’s considering options, but he also needs to help this franchise long term.

      I expect to see Andersson make a push for the team next season. His playing time in Stockton is far superior to playing considerably less minutes for the Flames at this point. Patience friend.

      • Anonymoustrollpolice

        Watch the fight again LOL Kassian slipped and fell and Lomberg suckered him when the linesman got into separate them, linesman came in cause kassian fell, hence why Kassian lost his sh!t. LOL keep on dreamin.
        Lomberg has zero skill so please do keep him on the current roster

        • The Sultan

          Please use proper grammar. Reading your useless drivel is a headache in and of itself without having to decipher your grade school sentence structure and vocabulary.

        • Flames fan since 83

          Stance and Balance is part of fighting. Kassian lost his balance, lost the fight, then lost his composure.
          You watch it again Anonymous, cause Kassisan losing really happened. It wasn’t a dream at all!

      • BendingCorners

        True, but all that does is push Brouwer down to the 4th line. We still have another 4th liner in Hathaway that is playing in the top nine; it would be nice to add a top-six winger and push Brouwer out of the lineup completely. Dreams never die I guess.

        • Off the wall

          Hopefully next season we can put all the Brouwer bashing comments to rest. Myself included.

          Right now, it’s best to accept that he’s on the team until the end of our season (big sigh)

          I’d be shocked if he’s not bought out, or Treliving finds a way to trade him.. ok that last statement was farcical, but I wanted to dream as well.

          • FlamesFanOtherCity

            At today’s practice, Brouwer was being used on a line with Bennett and Janko, while Hathaway was relegated to the 4th line with Lazar and Stajan. I know Hathaway hasn’t really added much offense to Janko’s line recently, does it make any sense to play Brouwer there?

            If you are already sheltering the 3rd line, at least put a player that has shown chemistry with someone on that line.

          • Off the wall

            I wouldn’t read too much into this yet. With Smith and Gaudreau just coming back from the ASG, I’m guessing the lines were shuffled a bit.
            At least I hope so..

          • rusty_shakleforde

            I think it would be a shame if Brower sunk the 3rd line now. I think its probably okay to move Hath to the 4th, but yeah, maybe we shouldn’t read too much into it, especially with Lombo recalled. I just really hope Mange gets to play in the top six. Like the article said, hes the top scorer in the AHL. I get starting rookies lower in the roster, but that doesn’t work too well when the forth line literally never produces

          • rusty_shakleforde

            According to Wes Gilbertson on Twitter Frolik will be in the lineup tuesday, and will return to the 3M line (yay), and Brower will go down to the third line, replacing Hath who will be bumped down to the forth line (not so yay re brower on the third)

          • Jumping Jack Flash

            Say what you want about Brouwer but he has helped Tkachuk’s offense more than Frolic had this year. I like Frolic but he is not a top 6 player at this stage in his career.

            Brouwer and Lazar have probably missed the most tap ins than anyone on the team but at least Brouwer can cycle and create space down low.

        • rusty_shakleforde

          According to Wes Gilbertson on Twitter Frolik will be in the lineup tuesday, and will return to the 3M line (yay), and Brower will go down to the third line, replacing Hath who will be bumped down to the forth line (not so yay re brower on the third)

          • MontanaMan

            Hathaway has played himself onto the fourth line and if he doesn’t start playing better, he will play himself off the roster and into the press box. His play was okay in his early games but has deteriorated rapidly making him ineffective his last few games.

  • Stockton's Finest

    With Nowick and McMurtry being assigned to Kansas City, I knew Hrivik would be staying in Stockton. With Pollock’s 4 point weekend (hattie on Friday and a goal on Saturday), he has earned 3rd line center duties. Findlay in between Poirier and Shinkaruk, Hrivik centering Foo and Klimchuk, Pollock with Cramarossa and Glass (?), and Pelley between Gazic and Carroll?

    So surprised the Heat sent those 2 back down. Interesting weekend coming up against SJ. Mrs. Finest and I will be attending both of the home-and-home series.