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Bennett placed on long-term injured reserve by Flames

Forward has upper-body injury; Rieder, Yelesin recalled from minors

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Sam Bennett was placed on long-term injured reserve by the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old forward missed the past two games with an upper-body injury. He has five points (three goals, two assists) in 20 games this season.

Bennett, who was selected in the first round (No. 4) of the 2014 NHL Draft, has 121 points (58 goals, 63 assists) in 332 regular-season games, all with the Flames.

The Flames recalled forward Tobias Rieder and defenseman Alexander Yelesin from Stockton of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Rieder had been assigned to the AHL on Tuesday. He has one goal in 17 games with the Flames this season.

Yelesin, a 23-year-old defenseman, has two points (one goal, one assist) in 15 AHL games.

The Flames start a four-game road trip at the St. Louis Blues on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; FS-MW, SNW, NHL.TV).

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