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Flames’ Deryk Engelland has instigator penalty rescinded; Hartley fined $50,000 for inciting late line brawl

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports The NHL got this one right. On Saturday the league announced that the instigator penalty assessed to Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland during a late line brawl in Game 2 of Calgary’s opening round series against the Vancouver Canucks has been rescinded. As a result Engelland will avoid an automatic suspension and be…

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Flames’ Bennett leaves game briefly with undisclosed injury

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett has been arguably the Flames’ best forward early on in their first-round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks. In the second period of Friday night’s Game 2, Bennett left the contest mid-way through the second period. He took two more shifts after sustaining an…

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Oddsmakers: Johnny Gaudreau now favoured to win Calder Trophy

Photo Credit: Candice Ward/USA TODAY Sports On the heels of being named the NHL’s rookie of the year for March, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, 21, is now the odds on favorite to take home the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s rookie of the year, according to on-line sports book bodog.ca. Read on past the…

Flames sign NCAA free agent Kenney Morrison to 2-year, entry-level contract

The Calgary Flames have signed Western Michigan defenseman Kenney Morrison, 23 to a two-year, entry-level contract, the club announced on Thursday. Morrison’s contract won’t kick in until the 2015-16 league year (which begins on July 1), according to TSN’s Bob Mckenzie. So in contrast with how the Flames offered to burn a year of Johnny Gaudreau’s…

Flames’ Giordano sent home; more detailed update coming Monday

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames have sent injured defenseman Mark Giordano back to Alberta, and he will not be in the lineup on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Giordano sustained an upper-body injury when he fell awkwardly in a game last week against the New Jersey Devils. Though Giordano took the ice…