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Colborne getting comfortable with Flames

Calgary Flames Joe Colborne during the 2013/14 season opener at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alta. on...

Calgary Flames Joe Colborne during the 2013/14 season opener at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alta. on Sunday October 6, 2013. (Al Charest/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:00 AM ET

CALGARY - A couple of nights, he’s been on the top line.

For quite a few games, Joe Colborne’s been on the fourth line.

The plan when Colborne and the rest of the Calgary Flames hit the ice Wednesday to face the Toronto Maple Leafs is for the rangy centre to be in the middle of a trio which includes Michael Cammalleri and TJ Galiardi.

The first month of the NHL season isn’t yet in the books, and Colborne has been bouncing all over the place,

But the 23-year-old hometown kid doesn’t mind.

He’s not only playing but seemingly taking a bigger role every day.

“It’s a snowball effect, Colborne said of his time so far with the Flames. “The hard work I put in the first few games and in practice was just trying to get caught up. Then, you start to develop relationships with the coaches, and you start to develop some trust from them, and they feel comfortable and confident enough to put you out in more situations.


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