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Calgary Flames assign Byron Froese to the Stockton Heat

Minor roster news on an off-day for the Calgary Flames: the club has re-assigned forward Byron Froese to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

Froese was originally summoned from the Heat back on Dec. 9. He was assigned to the taxi squad on Dec. 28, two days after the NHL re-instituted taxi squads. All-told, he spent 19 days on the active roster and 11 days on the taxi squad (and since the taxi squad counts as the AHL for cap purposes, he’s got another 11 days of waiver exemption left). He didn’t dress for a single game.

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The 30-year-old is the captain of the Stockton Heat. He’s amassed 14 points in 16 AHL games with Stockton this season. In three seasons with the Flames organization, he has 61 points in 77 AHL games with Stockton and 1 point in 6 NHL games with Calgary. He was arguably the perfect type of player – a 30-year-old pro veteran – to park on the taxi squad as NHL insurance.

The Flames are scheduled to be back in action on Thursday against Ottawa. The Heat are scheduled to be back in action on Sunday against Ontario.