Blair Jones keeps head up with Flames

Flames centre Blair Jones (19) celebrates his goal in front of Panthers winger Brad Boyes (24)...

Flames centre Blair Jones (19) celebrates his goal in front of Panthers winger Brad Boyes (24) during the third period in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:08 PM ET

CALGARY - One of the Calgary Flames final cuts this fall, centre Blair Jones could have sulked.

He could have scowled.

He could have slammed his stick and slumped his shoulders and accomplished a whole lotta nothing for the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat while waiting for another opportunity in another organization.

He didn’t.

He just scored — and scored some more.

“He had a great camp, and we told him, ‘It’s unfortunate, but right now, there are 23 guys ahead of you, but keep your head up,’ ” said Flames head coach Bob Hartley of Jones. “The easiest thing for him to do — just like everybody else in life — is just to quit, to get frustrated and (say) ‘It’s somebody’s fault,’ because there are lots of victims in our business.

“He didn’t want to be a victim. He wanted to find solutions, and he went there and was a great leader and a great player, and he’s back with us.”

He’s back with the Flames.


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