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Calgary Flames recall defenceman Derek Smith from Abbotsford Heat

Saturday, 10.26.2013 / 2:05 PM / News

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Calgary Flames recall defenceman Derek Smith from Abbotsford Heat

CALGARY - Defenceman Derek Smith was recalled to the Calgary Flames on Saturday from their American Hockey League affiliate.

The 29-year-old from Belleville, Ont., played one game with the AHL's Abbotsford Heat this season before getting called up.

Smith has two goals, 11 assists and a plus-22 rating in 80 NHL games with the Flames and Ottawa Senators.

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