The Canucks have acquired Sven Baertschi from the Flames for a 2nd round pick.
Baertschi, 21, is a former first round pick (13th overall) in 2011, but he never panned out in Calgary. He is set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason, but he let the Flames know that he would not be re-signing, so they had to move him. He is a speedy winger, who fits better into the Canucks system, but will report to Utica (AHL) for now.
The Flames have sent Sven Baertschi to Adirondack (AHL).
Baertschi served as a healthy scratch on Saturday. With Matt Stajan and Mason Raymond back from injuries, the Flames had to make a roster move. Baertschi had three assists in 14 games during his recall.
Baertschi has not recorded a point while posting a minus-4 rating and six shots in four games during his recall. With Baertschi out, either Brian McGrattan or the recently recalled Max Reinhart will move into the lineup. Consider Baertschi day-to-day.
The Flames have recalled Sven Baertschi from Adirondack (AHL).
Baertschi, 22, has three assists in 10 games with Adirondack so far this season. The 2011 first round pick (13th overall) has had his struggles in his first three years with the Flames, but with a brash of injuries to their forwards, he will get another shot. He has recorded 24 points (8G / 16A) in 51 career NHL games, but has never been able to stick with the big club.
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.