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Calgary Flames activate Martin Pospisil from injury reserve, send trio down to AHL’s Wranglers

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Photo credit:Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Pike
4 months ago
The Calgary Flames won a game on Saturday night. Immediately following the game, they made a quartet of roster moves to prepare for the All-Star break.
The Flames announced that they’ve activated forward Martin Pospisil from the injury reserve list. They’ve also reduced their roster by three by sending Matt Coronato, Adam Klapka and Cole Schwindt to the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers.
 
Klapka was called up on Jan. 18. He had zero points in four games playing exclusively on the fourth line.
Coronato was called up on Jan. 20. He had one assist in four games playing on the first and second line (and getting second unit power play time).
Schwindt was called up on Jan. 23. He had zero points in three games playing exclusively on the fourth line.
All three players are waiver exempt this season and can be freely sent between the NHL and AHL without any hassles.
The moves sent the Flames into the All-Star break with the bare minimum in terms of roster size: 20 players – two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 11 forwards. The Flames are now $3.686 million below the cap ceiling, and so they’ll be banking some nice cap savings during the break and giving three young players that need some developmental reps some additional game time.
The Wranglers play on Wednesday and Thursday in Coachella Valley and next Saturday in Ontario before they hit the AHL’s All-Star Break. The Flames are back in action the following Tuesday in Boston. We’ll see which players remain with the Wranglers and which join the Flames before their meeting with the Bruins.

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