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Derek Smith | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 197
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The Calgary Flames have sent Derek Smith to the minors.
Smith has an assist in 14 games with Calgary this season. The 29-year-old should be regarded as an organization depth defenseman. Mar 5 - 12:37 PM

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Defenseman Derek Smith, who hasn't suited up for the Calgary Flames since Jan. 7, will return to the lineup tonight against Edmonton.

Smith will take the place of Chris Butler, who will be out with a lower-body injury.
Mar 1 - 9:04 AM

Derek Smith has been called up by the Calgary Flames.

The Flames are about to kickoff a mini-camp for the remainder of the Olympic break and it looks like Smith will be a part of that. He has an assist in 14 games with the Flames this season.
Feb 19 - 7:56 AM

The Calgary Flames demoted Derek Smith to the AHL's Abbotsford Heat on Sunday.

Smith, 29, generated a single assist and -10 rating in 14 games played for Calgary, so you can see that this won't have fantasy influence.
Jan 19 - 6:05 PM

Derek Smith has successfully cleared waivers.

Smith was sent to the minors as a result. He has an assist in 11 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:11:00 AM

The Calgary Flames placed defenseman Derek Smith on waivers Sunday.

Smith, 29, has one assist, a -5 rating, two PIM and nine SOG in 11 games played this season. Just an FYI as he doesn't bring fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Derek Smith has been called up by Calgary.

He's slated to make his season debut Saturday night. Smith skated in 22 games with the Flames last season, where he had one assist, 24 blocks and a minus-5 rating.
Source: TSN.ca
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Derek Smith has been sent to Abbotsford of the AHL by the Calgary Flames.

Smith did not play in a game this season as coach Bob Hartley made him a healthy scratch. He will get in some playing time with Abbotsford and he will likely flip flop between the two cities all season.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 06:43:00 AM

Finally, the Calgary Flames also waived defenseman Derek Smith.

He joins Blair Jones and Ben Street on the team's waived list Sunday. He didn't do much in 22 games last season and struggled with some upper-body injury issues.
Source: TSN
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Derek Smith (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Smith suffered the injury on March 23, and then played on April 1 but has yet to play since. He has no fantasy value with only one assist in 22 games.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Derek Smith suffered an upper body injury in the second period and did not return.

Just an FYI as the defenseman has only two goals and nine points this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 07:04:00 AM

Derek Smith (ankle) returned to action on Thursday February 23.

Smith has been out since December 29 with the ankle injury. He played 19:22 minutes on Thursday including four seconds shorthanded and seven seconds on the power play. Looks like they want to bring him back slowly only on specialty teams. If you are in desperate need of a blueliner, Smith is worth a shot in very deep leagues with two goals and 10 points in 33 games.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 01:51:00 AM

Derek Smith is likely to return from his ankle injury on Thursday night.

Coach Brent Sutter is calling the defenseman a game-time decision, but he'll probably be back in the lineup considering the match's importance in the club's playoff push. Smith has been sidelined since Dec. 29. "I've just got to do my job till I get my feet wet and get comfortable," said Smith. "It's been while, but the game hasn't changed. I just have to keep it simple. I'm excited to get back."
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 03:09:00 PM

Derek Smith participated in Calgary's optional practice on Tuesday.

"It’s been a while. A little flustered right now," said Smith. "It’s tough. Those guys skate you hard out there. It’s not easy, but it’s got to be done. It’s just about getting back in game shape and getting my timing back." Smith hasn't played since Dec. 29, so he might report to the AHL on a conditioning stint before rejoining the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 10:16:00 AM

Flames' rookie defenseman Derek Smith may be able to return to action within in the next week.

He is recovering from a high ankle sprain that has kept him out of the lineup since the first of the month. Smith may need a little conditioning stint in the minors before he is ready to play in an NHL game.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 10:07:00 AM

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