The Calgary Flames have activated Brad Richardson off injured reserve in time for tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, while moving Glenn Gawdin to the AHL. Richardson will be making his season debut for the Flames after signing a one-year, $800K deal with the team in the offseason.
Remember, the 36-year-old Richardson is another one of Darryl Sutter’s former Los Angeles Kings and was with the team in 2012 when they won the Stanley Cup. The Flames haven’t been able to put Sutter’s defensive style into practice just yet, allowing eight goals through the first two games.
- Mike Hardman, who suffered a head laceration in Tuesday’s Chicago Blackhawks game when taking a hit from Matt Martin, is also now in the concussion protocol. He won’t play tonight for the Blackhawks when the team takes on the Vancouver Canucks.
- When Ondrej Kase misses practice, speculation immediately goes to the worst possible situation, given his long history of major injuries in the NHL. When he was absent yesterday for the Toronto Maple Leafs, many assumed he’d suffered another ailment that would keep him out of the lineup. Perhaps not, as Kase was back at practice today for the Maple Leafs and appears to be ready to go when they battle the San Jose Sharks tomorrow night.