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.