Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today they have reassigned Sven Baertschi to the Abbotsford Heat and activated Mikael Backlund from injured reserve. Backlund returns to the Flames line-up after recovering from a grade 2 MCL sprain suffered on February 7th against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Baertschi started the 2012-13 season with Abbotsford playing 21 games, recording 18 points from 6 goals and 12 assists. He joined the Flames for the start of the NHL season but suffered a hip flexor injury that forced him to miss 11 games. Baertschi was Calgary’s first round selection, 13th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
SVEN BAERTSCHI – LEFT WING
BORN: Langenthal, Switzerland DATE: October 5, 1992
HEIGHT: 5’11” WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
DRAFTED: 1st round, 13th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft