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Flames juggle blueline, ready to host Devils

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm MDT

Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters looks on during practice for the NHL Heritage Classic outdoor hockey game in Regina on Friday, October 25, 2019. Liam Richards / THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Head coach Bill Peters hopes a shakeup of his defensive pairings will infuse the Calgary Flames with a burst of energy, as they welcome the New Jersey Devils.

“To freshen things up,” Peters said after Thursday’s morning skate. “It allows us to help our transition with a lefty, righty in all three pairs. Stoney [Michael Stone] has been good when he’s been in, and I expect him to be good tonight.”

As part of the blueline shuffle, the club called up Brandon Davidson from Stockton, while assigning Oliver Kylington to the AHL.

“Oliver Kylington was outstanding; I really liked him,” Peters added. “But, we don’t want him sitting either. Now what we want is him to be able to do is go down and kill penalties. So when he comes back up, that’s an option for us. We want him killing penalties. We want him on the left side.”

Calgary has won three of its last four games and is looking for back-to-back home victories after defeating Arizona in overtime two days ago.

Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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