5Tobias Rieder
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Flames place Tobias Rieder on waivers

The Calgary Flames placed Tobias Rieder on waivers today, presumably with the intent of sending him down to the Stockton Heat.

Rieder is currently on a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames which he signed at the end of his PTO during preseason. Should he go unclaimed and wind up in California, his $700,000 cap hit would be buried, giving the Flames the slightest bit more breathing room in their cap crunch.

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He has played nine games this season, scoring one goal.