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Flames recall Andrew Mangiapane and Tanner Glass from Stockton

In anticipation of Saturday afternoon’s affair with the Colorado Avalanche – and possibly some further moves prior to the National Hockey League’s trade deadline – the Calgary Flames have recalled wingers Andrew Mangiapane and Tanner Glass from the Stockton Heat.

In corresponding moves, the club has returned winger Ryan Lomberg to Stockton and placed goaltender Mike Smith on the injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 11.

The moves are basically two sets of moves: Mangiapane up to take Smith’s roster spot, potentially in relation to Micheal Ferland’s departure from the game in Arizona, and Glass swapping with Lomberg as the extra forward.

Mangiapane has been called up three times by the Flames this season: Dec. 31-Jan. 14, Jan. 19-26 and Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Now in his second pro season, he’s put up 42 points in 36 AHL games with Stockton and zero points in nine NHL games with the Flames. He hasn’t set the world on fire with the Flames as of yet, but he’s been one of Stockton’s major offensive threats since he’s joined the Heat and (much like teammate Rasmus Andersson) has definitely earned a long look at the NHL level.

Ferland left Calgary’s 5-2 win over Arizona following the second period, dealing with what was characterized as an unspecified nagging injury by Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan. Bringing Mangiapane up gives the Flames a body that can play in the top nine, and placing Smith on the IR doesn’t really impact their roster flexibility because he’s already missed the minimum of one week that players have to stay on the IR. It’s not necessarily an indicator of anything regarding his injury status.

Glass is back for the first time since the opening of the season. He’s amassed five points (and 45 penalty minutes) in 21 games with Stockton and went pointless in seven games earlier this season with the Flames. Lomberg has been fine in a depth role, but given the numbers game on the forward side of the roster he’s been pushed to the press box for the last few games. He has one assist in seven NHL games this season. He’s waiver exempt and still fairly young in his pro career so he should be playing. (Also, as noted on CalgaryPuck: Glass makes $60,000 less at the NHL level than Lomberg, so this move produces some short-term cap saves for the Flames.)

For those curious, these moves give the Flames six players on their roster with remaining waiver exemption time: Jon Gillies, David Rittich, Matthew Tkachuk (20 more games), Mark Jankowski (16 more games), Andrew Mangiapane and Tanner Glass (30 days, as he cleared before he was demoted in Oct.). While Tkachuk will definitely not be moved around, the others may factor in as waiver status can help facilitate other pre-trade deadline moves.

  • Stockton's Finest

    I could see 4 or 5 of the 6 listed (Chucky, and maybe Jankowski, excluded) that could be sent down to help the Heat in the Calder Cup playoffs if the Flames are out of the race. Keeps them playing and building confidence while trying to hoist the Cup (Calder that is). What a way to head into next year’s camp then with a championship under their belt.

  • Bob Hartley

    Mike Smith on the IR. Great. I knew they were trying to play it off like it wasn’t serious. Flames deserve to miss the playoffs….it’s karma…bubble teams shouldn’t throw around 1st & 2nd round picks like Pez. A 1st & 2 2nds for Hamonic? Still can’t believe that happened and more is not made of this. We already had a great D core and way overpaid for another D man. We could have used a scoring winger instead. We don’t even have the assets to trade for a goalie now that smith is out long term.

      • Bob Hartley

        Blaming hamonics play on Brodie or any other flame for that matter is just wrong. This isn’t bantam hockey. This is the best league in the world. Every player is responsible for there own play.

    • cberg

      20:20 hindsight is always a fool’s game. Before Calgary traded for Hamonic, and after they lost Engelland to Vegas, they had exactly 3 veteran D signed, not including Bartkowski there as it seemed he was just signed for the expansion draft. They would have been fools themselves to proceed with 3 rookies in those available spots. Although Hamonic was pricey, he was playing first-pairing minutes with NYI and coming off a tough injury and family-issue season. I agree with the thinking, the only thing I would have done different is lottery-proof the 1st in case things didn’t go as planned.

      • McRib

        “They would have been fools themselves to proceed with 3 rookies in those available spots.”

        I comepltly disagree the league is all about youth now. It hasn’t hurt Boston in the slight in fact they’re flourishing with Charlie McAvoy, Matt Grzelcyk and Brandon Carlo. Rasmus Andersson was a year older than McAvoy. Wotherspoon is years older than those other two.

        Giving away three prime picks for Hamonic a 4-5 stay-at-home defender coming off a brutal year was insanity.

    • Kone

      Ir is for 7 days we should not give any assets for a short term goalie. The trade for hamonic cost allot but I liked it at the time and still do like it. It isn’t his fault Brody has struggled. Hamonic is 27 and is a top 4 d man and had 3 years left on his contract when they traded for him. Bubble teams make these trades trying to not be bubble teams. This year’s first and second round picks would most likely not make this team in the next 2 years if at all.

      • McRib

        Travis Hamonic has ONE FREAKING GOAL!?!?! In today’s game where all the best teams have offensive depth on every line, it is very debatable that he is even a Top. 4 defender. Plus by most analytic metrics he is a bottom five defender in the league the last couple of years.

        • MontanaMan

          I don’t think Hamonic was brought in to score goals, albeit more offence was likely expected. His play solidifying the top 4, toughness on the back end and his PK work are what made him attractive.

  • Chucky

    It is easy to see how Mangiapane gets the call because they need to replace Ferland’s scoring but did anyone tell them that they can’t play Glass to replace Ferland’s toughness in the same game?

    • Rocket66

      Let’s put mag in the fourth line and give him 5 minutes to show what he has. then send him down for his lack of production. At least give the guy an honest chance

      • MontanaMan

        Mangiapane has shown nothing, 4th line or not. He is weak on the puck, hasn’t used his speed or finesse and needs to add some muscle to be effective. I actually don’t understand what warrants him being called up given his performances in previous call ups.

        • AngryMontanaman

          Mangiapane has shown nothing, 4th line or not. He is weak on the puck, hasn’t used his speed or finesse and needs to add some muscle to be effective. I actually don’t understand what warrants him being called up given his performances in previous call ups.????????

  • BAN36FROMPP

    Nice work bringing up glass. I hope he sits or replaces Stajan or brouwer but we know that will not happen. What part of speed wins in today’s nhl do the flames not get? Oh yeah all of it.

  • Roger the Shrubber

    Tanner Glass is exactly what this team needs to win. Speed, skill, and the ability to put the puck in the net consistently.

    Another nonsensical call-up.

  • Bob Hartley

    How Stockton’s finest, how is Spencer foo doing? I remember hearing when we got him that he was nhl ready and was gonna be a key piece for us this year.

    • Stockton's Finest

      Not ready. He needs to gain some weight and more experience. I can see him in a similar role as Mangiapane: go to camp next year, get sent down to “sharpen his game”, and be the first call up when a right wing goes down.

  • ThisBigMouthIsRight

    I’m just going to throw this out here on this thread, of all the player playing for team Canada this Olympics… two that really stood out to me as good team players with some speed & skill were Brandon Kozun(RW/27 – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL) & Mat Robinson(RD?/31- CSKA Moscow KHL)…
    Both are Calgary boys, would it hurt to look into signing them to AHL Level contracts next year? I have No Idea what there current contract situation is so I’m just Speculating. But both these guys could be missed opportunities or lost in the shuffle players. Anyways I hope the Flames Brass were watching the Olympics and saw a little something there that I did…