The #Flames have assigned Derek Grant to the @AHLHeat ~ https://t.co/kOXEtxswq5 pic.twitter.com/E0D0cxJMUO— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 16, 2015
Derek Grant has been sent back down to the AHL, the Calgary Flames announced today.
Derek Grant seemed to have impressed during the preseason as he was listed in the Flames starting roster at the beginning of the season.
Grant, the 202 lbs, 6'3" forward from Abbotsford, B.C. has had an impressive run so far this season with the Flames. Not so much in goals and assists, but his face off percentages are pretty good for a guy who was signed as a free agent. In his last five games with the Calgary Flames, Grant has averaged a 51.48 face off percentage. He's a strategic player who has helped the team set up plays.
Understandably, someone had to be sent down considering that the Flames had one too many forwards even with Lance Bouma on the injured list.
With Grant down in Stockton, I really don't think this will be the last we see of this talented forward, especially if the Flames are riddled with injuries as they sometimes can be.