The Flames have assigned Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford (AHL).
Baertschi struggled in his 26 games with the Flames. He registered only two goals and nine assists with a minus-4 rating. He was the 13th overall pick in 2011 after he ripped up the Western Hockey league, but he has not developed into the scoring threat the Flames envisioned when they selected him. However this is common with young players and Sven is only 21-years-old and still has a bright future ahead of him. He heads to Abbotsford to develop his game and could find himself back in Calgary soon.
Baertschi appears to be a healthy scratch tonight.
Baertschi continues to come in and out of the lineup. He has dressed for the last nine games posting one goal and three assists with a minus-2 rating. He was out on the ice late today which suggests he will sit with Paul Byron coming in.
Baertschi was also a healthy scratch on October 24 vs. Dallas. He barely saw the ice in the third period of Sunday's win over the Blackhawks. He will come out of the lineup and Lance Bouma enters. Baertschi has one goal and four assists in 13 games.
#Flames LW Sven Baertschi skating (and wearing no-contact jersey) with team now.
Baertschi (hip-flexor) hasn't played since January 26 but practiced today albeit in a "no-contact" jersey is still not expected to be back all that soon, but the fact that he is skating is a good sign.