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Flames recall newest tough guy, McGrattan

Mar 1, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

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The Calgary Flames have recalled newly acquired forward Brian McGrattan from AHL Abbotsford and reassigned forward Akim Aliu back to the farm.

The Flames got McGrattan in a trade with the Predators yesterday for minor-league defenseman Joe Piskula.

The move to acquire a player of McGrattan’s ilk didn’t come as a surprise after Calgary goalie Joey MacDonald was run over last week by the King’s Trevor Lewis, drawing little response from the Flames.

“They ran our goalie,” said head coach Bob Hartley. “There was no consequences to this, and that’s just not acceptable.”

Calgary — coming off a disastrous 5-4 loss last night in Colorado, a game the Flames led 3-0 after one period — hosts Vancouver Sunday.

  1. davebabychreturns - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    I’m going to guess there will be a McGrattan-Sestito tilt.

    I’m also going to guess Sestito hangs on or loses.

    • Eberwizzle - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Sestito is a complete joke as a tough guy

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM

        How many times have you entered the field of honor tuff guy ?

      • Eberwizzle - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        19-2 kickboxing…care to discuss it in person in Egg Harbor Township New Jersey?

  2. tuberippin - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    That picture screams “I’m here to kick some ass and showcase my hockey skills.

    And I’m all out of hockey skills.”

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Thats some good movie quotes use new words on your part,,,,,,,,,,,,,nice !

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