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by Paul on 11/14/11 at 05:13 PM ET
via the Flames Media Relations department,
“I met with Nik last Thursday, when we placed him on waivers, and told him we have been trying to trade him. While some teams expressed interest, no one was willing to take on the contract. I advised Nik that upon clearing waivers we would place him on re-entry waivers and I gave him permission to speak with other teams. We are pleased for Nik that he was claimed and we wish him well. We feel we have prospects in Abbotsford who deserve a chance to come up and play, such as Paul Byron among others, and Nik did not fit in our plans going forward. As a result of this transaction, we get a contract back and we gain additional cap space, both of which provide us with greater flexibility.”
Calgary Flames General Manager
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