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Flames reassign Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford and activate Mikael Backlund from injured reserve

Saturday, 09.03.2013 / 4:13 PM / Calgary Flames Transactions
- CalgaryFlames.com

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

 Regular Season
 Playoffs
 SEASON
 TEAM
 LEAGUE
GP G A PTS PIM +/- GP G A PTS PIM
 2008-09
 Langenthal
 Swiss-B
1 0 0 0 0  
 2009-10
 Langenthal
 Swiss-B
37 6 5 11 10  
 2010-11
 Portland Winterhawks
 WHL
66 34 51 85 74 23 21 10 17 27 16
 2011-12
 Portland Winterhawks
 WHL
47 33 61 94 36 15 22 14 20 34 10
 2011-12
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
5 3 0 3 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
 2012-13
 Abbotsford Heat*
 AHL
21 6 12 18 14 4
 2012-13
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
10 0 1 1 4 -2
 NHL Totals
15 3 1 4 8