Skip to content

Flames send prospect Baertschi to AHL as Backlund returns

Mar 9, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

Comments Off
Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks Getty Images

It hasn’t been a banner season for Flames prospect Sven Baertschi. He came into this season with a lot of hype and a lot of hope he could emerge as the next big thing in Calgary.

Instead, he’s dealt with injury and poor play resulting in him having just one assist in ten games this season and now he’s headed back to the AHL. Baertschi was a healthy scratch for the team’s 4-0 loss against Anaheim last night but his demotion comes at a time when center Mikael Backlund is ready to return.

The Flames activated Backlund off of injured reserve and will have him in the lineup against Los Angeles tonight. Backlund’s been an important player for Calgary in the limited time he’s played this season scoring three goals with one assist in eight games. The Flames can use all the help they can get offensively as they’re 19th in goals scored this year.

Latest Posts
  1. Watch Live: Capitals at Islanders

    Apr 19, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT

    John Tavares Getty Images

    Puck drop is at 12 p.m. ET on NBC.

  2. Sens turn to Anderson for Game 3

    Apr 19, 2015, 11:06 AM EDT

    Craig Anderson Getty Images

    Neil replaces Chiasson on Ottawa’s fourth line.

  3. ‘We never quit fighting,’ says Pardy with Jets down 2-0 to Ducks

    Apr 19, 2015, 2:51 AM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v Anaheim Ducks - Game Two Getty Images

    It will be interesting to see what happens as this series heads to Winnipeg.

  4. Video: Kesler catches Myers with illegal hit to the head

    Apr 18, 2015, 11:56 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Anaheim’s veteran forward received a minor penalty on the play.

  5. Eichel understands Murray’s disappointment, but ‘extreme competitor’ has ‘a lot to offer’

    Apr 18, 2015, 11:13 PM EDT

    BU's Jack Eichel A Standout At World Junior Training Camp Getty Images

    “I think I bring a really good winning attitude and I have a lot to offer offensively.”

  6. Video: Sidney Crosby strikes twice to bust personal playoff scoring slump

    Apr 18, 2015, 10:20 PM EDT

    Had one goal in 19 playoff games prior to Saturday.

  7. Video: Rangers’ Stepan opens scoring with perfect shot top corner

    Apr 18, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    These teams combined for eight shots in the opening period.

  8. So…what do the Oilers do now?

    Apr 18, 2015, 9:08 PM EDT

    Craig MacTavish. AP

    Craig MacTavish has some decisions to make, now that he’s won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes.

  9. WATCH LIVE: Tonight’s Stanley Cup playoff action

    Apr 18, 2015, 7:33 PM EDT

    AP

    Can the Penguins and Jets even things up?

  10. Babcock to go with Mrazek for Game 3

    Apr 18, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    AP

    Not wasting any time.

  11. Tarasenko’s hat trick has the Wild singing the Blues

    Apr 18, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

    AP

    This series is all tied up at 1-1.

  12. Hartley fined $50,000 after brawl between Flames and Canucks

    Apr 18, 2015, 5:44 PM EDT

    Deryk Engelland’s game misconduct for instigating was rescinded.

Featured video

Sens need to control emotions after Subban slash
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. M. Pacioretty (4002)
  2. K. Letang (3156)
  3. R. Nash (2951)
  4. P. Kane (2916)
  5. M. Stone (2592)