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Tweet CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that defenseman Brett Carson and forward Greg Nemisz have been assigned to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Carson, a native of Regina, Saska...

Official statement on Bourque's suspension

Tweet BOSTON, MA -- Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster has issued a statement on forward Rene Bourque's five-game suspension. "We fully support the decision rendered by Brendan Shanahan and the Departme...

Flames recall Raitis Ivanans from Abbotsford

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that forward Raitis Ivanans has been recalled from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Ivanans, a native of Riga, Latvia, has one goal and two assists and 15 penalty minutes ...

Flames' Bourque banned 5 games for elbow (AP)

Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque has been suspended five games by the NHL for elbowing Washington's Nicklas Backstrom in the head. Bourque was given a minor penalty for elbowing Tuesday night for his hit on Backstrom at 10:06 of the third period of Calgary's 3-1 loss at Washington. Backstrom played two more shifts before leaving the game.

Bourque suspended five games

Former Wisconsin Badger Rene Bourque has been suspended by the NHL's Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan for five games for a vicious elbow to the head of Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom this is after being suspended on December 19th by the NHL for his hit on Brent Seabrook. Apparently Bourque doesn't like playing against the Wild, because...

Video: Rene Bourque really wanted to elbow Nicklas Backstrom

Two weeks ago, Rene Bourque of the Calgary Flames was suspended two games for a questionable hit on Brent Seatbook of the Chicago Blackhawks; a Shanaban on a check that had a significant amount of gray area. Slightly less gray area on this hit against Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night -- an elbow to the head for which Bourque seemed to go out of his way...

Calgary's Bourque hit with 5-game suspension

The National Hockey League dished out discipline to Calgary's Rene Bourque for the second time in less than a month, suspending the Flames forward five games, without pay, on Wednesday.

Rene Bourque Given A Five Game Suspension

Brendan Shanahan on the five game suspension given to Rene Bourque.

Bruins Avoiding Trap Game Against Flames With Early Surge of Scoring

So much for the trap game on Thursday, right? The Bruins were coming off a game the night before, but showed no signs of it from the get-go, scoring three goals in the first nine minutes of the game against the Calgary Flames. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is wondering if the trap might in fact have been the one the Bruins laid for the Flames. If Calgary was expecting an off night...

Rene Bourque suspended for five games

Tweet NEW YORK, NY -- Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque has been suspended for five games and will forfeit $203,252.05 in salary for delivering an elbow to the head of Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom...

Iginla scores his 500th as Wild again come up short in 3-1 road loss to Calgary

Ever watch Full Metal Jacket, Heartbreak Ridge, or even Stripes, but whether you're talking about Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Gunnery Sergeant Highway or Sgt. Hulka the Drill Sergeant was a memorable character for their tough as nails, don't take crap from anyone style.  They drill into you discipline and force people to stop thinking as an individual and instead think and...

Flames' Rene Bourque gets five-game ban for elbow on Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom

Dale Hunter was the owner of the longest NHL suspension at the time when he laid out Pierre Turgeon well after a goal was scored in the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs. That wasn't his decision, and on Wednesday as coach of the Washington Capitals he didn't want to insert his ...

Late Evening Line

“Everybody had better look in the mirror, take a long, hard look, and have a little gut-check time. “We looked like a bunch of minor leaguers out there. It looked like an NHL team playing a bunch of midget players. Soft, turnovers, we might have had a few finished checks all night. “Brutal.” -Curtis Glencross of the Calgary Flames after losing 9-0 to Boston.  More on...

Live updates: Calgary Flames-Boston Bruins

Pregame Greetings from TD Garden where the Bruins are moments away from taking the ice for tonight's game against the visiting Calgary Flames. The game comes on the heels of Boston's 6-1 victory at New Jersey Wednesday night and represents...
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