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Flames to give prospects a good look

Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau should get a shot with the big-league team before season's end.

Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau should get a shot with the big-league team before season's end.

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:27 AM ET

The Calgary Flames have insisted they would give youngsters a look at the tail-end of their lost NHL season.

 

On Saturday, they showed it, summoning 21-year-old centre Max Reinhart — a team-worst minus-25 with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat — for his first nibble of big-league action.

On Sunday, they showed it again, bringing 20-year-old Sven Baertschi — an offensive whiz who struggled with the Flames earlier this season — back to the big leagues.

Baertschi and Reinhart will both be in the Flames’ lineup for Monday’s road meeting with the Colorado Avalanche (7 p.m., Sportsnet West, Sportsnet 960) and will undoubtedly benefit from the opportunity to test themselves against proven pros.

Here are four more up-and-comers we would like to see at the Saddledome before the season is over:

C Ben Street

Age: 26

Measurements: 5-foot-11, 185 lb.

AHL stats: 173 GP, 54 G, 62 A, 116 P, 54 PIM

NHL stats: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P,

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