Calgary Flames recall Jakob Pelletier and Dennis Gilbert from AHL
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By Mike Gould1 month ago
With the NHL All-Star break now over, the Calgary Flames have made a couple moves to restock their roster ahead of Monday’s game at Madison Square Garden.
The Flames announced Sunday they have recalled forward Jakob Pelletier and defenceman Dennis Gilbert from the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers.
Walker Duehr, who also played with the Flames before the break, remains in the AHL for the time being. The Wranglers are now on their own All-Star break, with Matthew Phillips, Dustin Wolf, and Mitch Love slated to participate on Sunday and Monday.
Pelletier, 21, has yet to record a point through four games with the Flames to begin his NHL career. The 2019 first-round draft pick has enjoyed two terrific AHL seasons with the Flames’ affiliate, racking up 16 goals and 36 points in 33 games this year.
Gilbert, 26, has picked up an assist and logged an average of 10:35 in nine appearances with the Flames this season. The 6’2″ left-handed defenceman will serve as much-needed injury insurance while the Flames continue to deal with the absence of Chris Tanev.
The Flames will return to action on Monday when they visit the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m. MT. From there, they’ll take on the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, and Ottawa Senators on the road before finally returning home for a rematch with the Red Wings on Feb. 16.
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