Calgary Flames recall Walker Duehr and Jakob Pelletier from Calgary Wranglers
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By Ryan Pike6 months ago
Remember how on Friday, prior to the trade deadline, the Calgary Flames assigned Walker Duehr and Jakob Pelletier to the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers to ensure their playoff eligibility? Well, on Saturday, the Flames recalled the duo back to the NHL roster.
Bringing Duehr and Pelletier up from the AHL used up two of the Flames’ four remaining post-deadline recalls. Both players are expected to dress for the Flames on Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild.
Duehr has played in the past five Flames outings, registering a goal and an assist and carving out a strong role for himself on the right side of the fourth line. Flames general manager Brad Treliving cited Duehr’s emergence over the last little bit as one of the reasons behind moving Brett Ritchie prior to Friday’s trade deadline.
Pelletier has played in each of the past 16 Flames games, scoring three goals and adding four assists. He’s spent the majority of his NHL time on the second line alongside Nazem Kadri and Jonathan Huberdeau, and he’s become a fixture on the second power play unit (primarily alongside Noah Hanifin, Mikael Backlund, Andrew Mangiapane and Dillon Dube). He was among the NHL’s leading rookie scorers in February.
Considering that the Flames have a recall limit, and that Duehr and Pelletier have been fixtures in the lineup since their earlier call-ups, it seems safe to assume that the plan is for them to remain with the big club for the rest of the season.
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