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Flames Newsy Stuff 2/21 - Montador Honored, Bennett Sent Down, Ortio Injured, Kane Excited for Buffalo

The Flames don't play today, but that doesn't mean that there aren't any ongoing things in the wide world of Flames hockey.  Here are some news points from Calgary and around the league.

Flames Pieces

  • A disappointed (see video above) Sam Bennett is being sent back to juniors before even playing in a game. (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
  • Brad Treveling talked about how the decision to send Bennett down made sense and the injury to Joni Ortio (Flames)
  • Flames Nation breaks down the decision to send Bennett down.
  • Lance Bouma talks about how Tim Turk helped to turn him into a goal scorer (Calgary Sun)
  • How will the injury to Ortio affect the willingness to trade Karri Ramo? (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
  • On a much sadder note, former Flame Steve Montador was honored at his funeral. (Yahoo!)
  • Curtis Glencross has expanded his list of trade destinations to five teams. (Flames Nation)
  • Speaking of Glencross, the Rangers want him.  Can they convince him to come though? (SNY)

In the System

  • For those unaware, Ortio will be out for six to eight weeks putting a damper on Adirondack's Calder Cup hopes. (Post-Star)
  • Douglas Carr was called up to Adirondack from the Flames current E.C.H.L. affiliate the Colorado Eagles to replace the injured netminder. (Reporter Herald)
  • The Flames downed the Barons 3-1 behind Brad Thiessen. (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
  • Devin Setoguchi and Bill Arnold are trying to come back from injuries. (Post-Star)
  • The Eagles are on a two game losing streak as they lost to Bakersfield (Reporter Herald)

Around the League

  • Evander Kane is looking forward to a fresh start in Buffalo. (CBC)
  • Undisclosed Injury takes a look at the injuries of the week.
  • Speaking of injuries, Henrik Zetterberg is out with an "upper body injury" after being punched in the head.  (Kukla's Corner)
  • The Maple Leaf's Morgan Rielly made a dumb misogynistic comment. (CBC)
  • GOALIE FIGHT! Except not really... (Lighthouse Hockey)
  • The Miracle on Ice team returned to Lake Placid. (ESPN)
  • The Senators Andrew Hammond has a cool or not cool mask depending on your level of disdain for fast food. (Ottawa Sun)

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