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FLAMES ACQUIRE LAZAR, KOSTKA

PRESS RELEASE - Flames deal for Lazar and Kostka, send Jokipakka and pick to Senators

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames announced today that they have acquired forward Curtis Lazar and defenceman Mike Kostka from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Jyrki Jokipakka and Calgary's second-round pick in 2017.

Lazar, a first round pick (17th overall) by the Senators in the 2013 NHL Draft, has played 33 games for Ottawa this season. The 22-year-old captained the gold medal-winning Team Canada squad at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal. Lazar has played 176 regular season games in the NHL and recorded 36 points (12G, 24A) and 36 PIMs and he also skated in six playoff games for the Sens.

Kostka has played 46 games for the AHL's Binghamton Senators this year and has 12 points (1G, 11A) and 32 PIMs. The 31-year-old defenceman has played 85 NHL regular season games and recorded 21 points (4G, 17A) and 39 PIMs, while adding another pair of assists in four postseason tilts.

CURTIS LAZAR - CENTRE

BORN: Salmon Arm, BC  DATE: February 2, 1995

HEIGHT: 6'0'' WEIGHT: 210 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

DRAFTED: OTT - 1st round (17th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft

MIKE KOSTKA - DEFENCE

BORN: Etobicoke, ON  DATE: November 28, 1985

HEIGHT: 6'1'' WEIGHT: 210 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

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