February 28, 2013
Brian McGrattan returns to Flames in trade by Predators
By WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

Brian McGrattan (left) fights Eric Godard during NHL action in Calgary in this 2010 file photo. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency/Files)

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames are bringing back tough guy Brian McGrattan.

The Flames re-acquired McGrattan in Thursday's swap with the Nashville Predators, with minor-league defenceman Joe Piskula going the opposite direction in the deal.

Although McGrattan has been assigned to the Flames' AHL affiliate in Abbotsford, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported the 31-year-old pugilist will stop in Calgary for medical tests and is likely to be added to the big-league roster as soon as Flames GM Jay Feaster can clear a spot for him.

“wanna thank the nashville predators and all the fans for everything and cant wait to put the flaming C back on!!!!” McGrattan wrote on his Twitter account.



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