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Flames recall Rinat Valiev from Stockton

The Calgary Flames have made a roster move in advance of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The club has recalled defenseman Rinat Valiev from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

.@CortexBusiness Transaction Alert: The #Flames have recalled Rinat Valiev from the @AHLHeat.

— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 2, 2019

With Travis Hamonic’s status for Sunday’s game in question, adding Valiev gives the team a bit of insurance.

Valiev, 23, was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens at the beginning of the season in the trade that sent Brett Kulak to the Habs.