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BLOG: Stempniak - winger turned enforcer?

Monday, 18.11.2013 / 3:08 PM
By Torie Peterson - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson) / calgaryflames.com Blog

When asked who he was sizing up on the Winnipeg Jets roster, sniper-turned-pugilist Lee Stempniak broke out into a grin.

"I think I'm done," he chuckled. "It's been weird. I think its some frustration boiling over."

The winger has been in two fights in the Flames last two games, dropping the gloves with Brendon Dillon (Dallas Stars) on Thursday and Andrew Ference (Edmonton Oilers) on Saturday.

"I think Big Ern (Brian McGrattan) is a little bit worried. He's only got one more major than me this year. He's feeling threatened."

Prior to those two scraps, Stempniak had been in just three regular season fights in his 577 games in the NHL and one pre-season tilt with Dan Carcillo back in 2009.