Injury-riddled Flames call up three Heat forwards

The relentless wave of injuries impacting the Calgary Flames is continuing to take its toll on the Abbotsford Heat.

The relentless wave of injuries impacting the Calgary Flames is continuing to take its toll on the Abbotsford Heat.

The Heat’s NHL parent club recalled a trio of forwards on Monday morning – Krys Kolanos, Greg Nemisz and Guillaume Desbiens. Losing those players, for however long they may be absent, will test Abbotsford’s depth as the club continues its push towards the AHL playoffs.

The Flames are currently missing seven forwards – Mike Cammalleri, Lance Bouma, Blair Jones, Mikael Backlund, Blake Comeau and Lee Stempniak – due to injury. Calgary dressed just 11 forwards on Sunday vs. the Dallas Stars, and saw Cammalleri and Bouma go down during that game with upper-body injuries.

HEAT SWAP BLUELINERS WITH CHICAGO

On Monday afternoon, the Heat swapped defencemen in a loan transaction with the Chicago Wolves, sending Jordan Henry to the Windy City in exchange for J.P. Testwuide. Henry had two goals and seven assists in 52 games with Abbotsford this season, while Testwuide had one assist in 23 games with the Wolves.