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Michael Ferland has filed a $90,000 counterclaim after being found not guilty of assault and aggravated assault for an incident on July 29, 2012.

Ferland has argued that the event started when Jayson Eyma allegedly sucker punched him and he then acted in self-defense. Eyma filed a $250,000 lawsuit on June 9 and claims he suffered a "mild traumatic brain injury" and fractured left orbital bone.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 29 - 9:20 AM

Todd Gill has been hired to serve as the Adirondack Flames' assistant coach.

Adirondack is the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. A former NHL defenseman, Todd Gill had 82 goals and 354 penalty minutes in 1,007 games before hanging up his skates.
Jul 28 - 8:57 PM

Derek Smith has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the ZSC Lions.

The Lions play in Switzerland's top league. Smith had an assist in 14 games with Calgary last season. He also had seven goals and 24 points in 32 AHL contests.
Jul 28 - 11:50 AM

Mark Cundari will enter training camp with a shot of making the Flames' opening game roster.

Cundari had 23 points and 73 penalty minutes in 56 AHL games in 2013-14. The Flames only have six defensemen signed to one-way contracts, so there will be a spot available to compete for and we certainly wouldn't rule Cundari out in that battle.
Jul 28 - 9:33 AM

Defenseman Mark Cundari has signed a one-year (two-way) contract with the Calgary Flames.

Cundari, 24, is the latest of the Flames’ restricted free agents to sign on the dotted line. The burly blue-liner did himself no favours last fall, showing up with an iffy cardio base. Coach Bob Hartley had not been impressed, ensuring Cundari’s early demotion to AHL Abbotsford. That, he promises, is going to change. Cundari has modified his training — "not crazy different," he said. Less weightlifting. More running and cycling, more muscular-endurance work. "High-intensity, high-tempo stuff." Cundari has played eight games in the NHL, all for the Flames.
Jul 27 - 9:43 AM

Sam Bennett has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.

Bennett was taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had 91 points and 118 penalty minutes in 57 OHL contests in 2013-14. Keep an eye on him during training camp because there he has a decent chance of making the Flames' opening game roster.
Jul 25 - 2:57 PM

Jonas Hiller (appendicitis) should be fully recovered well before training camp starts.

"The procedure nowadays . . . they can do it arthroscopically," said Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving. "They're saying within nine to 12 days, you're up and back to normal. (Hiller's agent) felt by next week that he's right back in the swing of things. The hope and the plan and the expectation right now is that there's no long recovery period." Hiller signed a two-year, $9 million contract with Calgary in July. He's projected to start the season as the Flames' number one goaltender.
Jul 25 - 9:26 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed Joni Ortio to a two-year contract.

Ortio had a 2.51 GAA and .891 save percentage in nine games last season. He's expected to start the season in the minors after the Flames inked Jonas Hiller to a two-year deal.
Jul 24 - 4:23 PM

Joe Colborne has inked a two-year, $2.55 million contract extension.

Colborne was a restricted free agent and had an arbitration hearing scheduled for August 1. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 80 games with Calgary in 2013-14.
Jul 22 - 1:04 PM

Discussions for a new Curtis Glencross deal in Calgary will take place in the next few weeks.

"I’ve talked to Brad [Treliving, new Flames GM] a few times now and my agent has also been in touch with him numerous times," Glencross said. "The plan is they want to get the ball rolling after the [Aug 1.] arbitration thing with [Joe] Colborne, and get to talking. Hopefully we can get something done sooner rather than later, and not have to worry about a contract during the season." Glencross, 31, put up good offensive numbers through an injury-plagued 2013-14 season, with 12 goals and 24 points in 38 games. From 2010-12, Glencross averaged 25 goals and 45 points a season. Glencross said he took a hometown discount on his current deal (four years at $10.2 million, which expires next July) and isn’t really interested in doing it again. "It’ll be a little bit different this time around," Glencross said, explaining that the next contract likely will be his final one in the NHL.
Jul 19 - 9:53 AM

Jonas Hiller had a minor procedure as a result of his appendicitis attack.

Hiller is expected to have a quick recovery. Unless we hear anything to the contrary, it seems reasonable to assume that he'll be fine for training camp.
Jul 17 - 6:13 PM

Jonas Hiller has reportedly suffered an appendicitis attack.

It's not yet clear if Hiller will require surgery to remove his appendix. Hiller signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Calgary Flames this season.
Jul 17 - 5:42 PM

Joe Colborne wants to avoid his arbitration hearing on August 1 if possible.

The hearing would be moot if the Flames and Colborne agree to terms before it starts. The arbitration process can be tough on a player as he has to sit there and listen to all the reasons the team feels like he's not worth as much as he claims. "I've seen a few guys go through the whole situation," Colborne said. "I've heard when you go in there and your agents are talking, you feel like the biggest human alive. You feel like you're a superhero. And then the team comes in and you don't feel quite so big after all, and you come out of like you've been through the ringer."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 16 - 10:02 PM

Now that he is relieved that he received a new, one-year contract from the Calgary Flames, big left winger Ben Hanowski will be working on his skating style.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has scheduled training sessions with a group of NHLers in his home state of Minnesota and one-on-one work with a skating instructor. "I think my skating has been an issue, probably since I was in college. I’m just working on the technical side of it — just being a more efficient, fluid skater," Hanowski said. "I think I have a lot of wasted energy in my stride, and it’s just not very efficient, so that’s something I’m try to fix up. Just trying to become faster and, overall, a better skater."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 13 - 10:23 AM

Left winger Ben Hanowski has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Calgary Flames.

Hanowski, 23, was a restricted free agent, one of two prospects acquired by Calgary from the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of the return for longtime face-of-the-franchise Jarome Iginla in March, 2013. He had an up-and-down season last year. He picked up a pair of assists in 11 games with Calgary and produced 13 goals and added 18 assists in 55 regular-season games with the since-relocated Abbotsford Heat of the AHL.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 13 - 10:20 AM


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