For the second time in two days, the Calgary Flames turned to the Abbotsford Heat to help fill a roster void.
On Wednesday, it was Heat defenceman T.J. Brodie getting the call to replace Flames regular Anton Babchuk, who is sidelined with a broken hand. On Thursday, centre Paul Byron was summoned to join Brodie in Calgary. He’ll be filling in for Brendan Morrison, who was placed on injured reserve.
Byron, a 5’7″ speedster obtained in an off-season trade with the Buffalo Sabres, posted one goal and three assists in nine games with the Heat. He sat out three games after being suspended by the AHL for a hit on Ryan Strang of the Milwaukee Admirals.
The Heat open a seven-game road trip on Thursday evening, as they face the Milwaukee Admirals.