The Calgary Flames have placed future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr on waivers on Sunday.
Jagr, 45, was limited to 22 games with Calgary this season due to injury, last playing on December 31st, 2017.
Jagr has one goal and six assists this season and is eligible to be claimed by the rest of the NHL’s teams until Monday at noon.
If Jagr goes unclaimed then Calgary could loan Jagr to a European team or could put him on unconditional waivers for “mutual termination” of his contact that would also allow him to leave for Europe where Jagr is expected to return to play with Kladno in the Czech 1 Liga.
Flames’ Tobias Rieder Placed On Waivers
Rieder, who inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames in September, continues his struggles following a rough season with the Edmonton Oilers where he failed to notch a goal in 67 games and was a source of frustration for team leadership.
Rieder has again struggled to be effective and will now hope to get a chance with another team.
Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau Enjoying Strong Season
The Calgary Flames have seen some strong play from forward Johnny Gaudreau, who has played well enough to earn his 5th All-Star selection.
“Obviously he deserves it,” Flames forward Michael Frolik said, according to NHL.com. “He’s an unbelievable player. He’s so fast, and in those small spaces, those tight turns, he can handle the puck with speed. It’s fun to watch him and he’s been great this year.”
Flames defenseman Mark Giordana spoke highly of Gaudreau’s play.
“He can get you the puck in situations where you don’t think he can,” Giordano said. “But I think what people don’t see is just how competitive he is. The guys who are the best players in the League are [competitive] because they want the puck in key situations, and that’s how he is.
“Just look at his overtime play and stuff like that. I’m happy for the way his career is going but this year he’s taken that next step, for sure.”
“I think last year we played with Micheal Ferland, who was a little bit more of a shooter,” Gaudreau said of his strong play this season.
“Lindholm, obviously, is a shooter as well, but he can see the ice really well. He can make some pretty high-end plays, so I think I just got an opportunity to shoot a little more with a player like that on my line.”
Flames’ Travis Hamonic Suffers Facial Fracture During Fight
Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic will be out of action for a bit after he suffered a facial fracture during a fight with Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson on opening night, the team officially announced on Friday.
In a corresponding move, the Flames called up defenseman Rasmus Anderson from the AHL to fill the empty roster spot.
Hamonic and Gudbranson got into it only 4:22 into the first period.
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