Corey Potter D CGY 4 months ago

Potter was recalled from AHL Adirondack on Wednesday, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.

Tyler Wotherspoon was unable to break into the Calgary lineup as a seventh defenseman, so he'll head back to the minors in a corresponding move in an effort to pick up more ice time. The Flames aren't nearly as keen on carving out a regular lineup spot for the 31-year-old Potter, who looks to be little more than organizational depth. He'll stick with the team only as insurance in the event of an injury on the blue line.

Corey Potter D CGY 4 months ago

Potter was reassigned to AHL Adirondack on Wednesday, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.

Potter had yet to log a single appearance with the Flames this season across two different stints. With no indication that he'd break into the lineup in the near future, the Flames elected to send him back to the minors, where he'll be able to pick up some more consistent ice time.

Corey Potter D CGY 5 months ago

Potter was recalled from AHL Adirondack on Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

Potter was sent back to the AHL Tuesday, but was recalled again Thursday, likely indicating Ladislav Smid isn't ready to return. It also could could signify that one of the six blueliners on the active roster are dealing with an injury or illness. Regardless, Potter will take his spot back with the Flames, though it probably won't be for an extended period of time.

Corey Potter D CGY 5 months ago

Potter was assigned to AHL Adirondack on Tuesday, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.

Potter was called up to provide depth as a seventh defenceman while Ladislav Smid recovered from an upper body injury. Potter's reassignment to AHL Adirondack may indicate that Smid is close to making a return to action.

Corey Potter D CGY 5 months ago

Potter was called up from AHL Adirondack on Saturday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The placement of Ladislav Smid (upper body) on injured reserve will open up a roster spot for Potter, who the Flames had assigned to Adirondack in later October after his recovery from shoulder surgery knocked him out of training camp. He's expected to serve as a seventh defenseman during his stay with the Flames, as Smid's lineup spot will more than likely go to Raphael Diaz.

Corey Potter D CGY 7 months ago

Potter (shoulder) cleared waivers Tuesday, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

Potter has been brought along slowly after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, but it appears he is ready for game action. The Flames did not have a spot for him on their roster, so they decided to assign him to AHL Adirondack to get in some ice time. He could be called up to Calgary again at some point this season.

Corey Potter D CGY 7 months ago

Potter (shoulder) was placed on the Flames' injured non-roster list Tuesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Potter won't officially count as a member of the 23-man roster, and there's a good chance the Flames will send him to the minors once he's deemed healthy. The 30-year-old blue liner appeared in 19 games for the Oilers and Bruins last season, tallying no goals and five assists.

Corey Potter D CGY 8 months ago

Potter (shoulder) skated Wednesday, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

Potter is still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, and it's uncertain if he'll be able to return to action before the end of the preseason. The strong camp performance of Raphael Diaz may result in Potter heading to the minors to begin his 2014-15 campaign.

Corey Potter D CGY 8 months ago

Potter is still a couple weeks away from being cleared for contact following shoulder surgery, the Calgary Herald reports.

Potter is hoping to nab one of the final blue line spots available in Calgary, as the first five spots are pretty much locked down. Potter played sparingly with Edmonton and Boston last season, but the Flames like his game.

Corey Potter D CGY 9 months ago

Potter signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Flames on Friday, the Flames' official site reports.

Potter put up five assists in 19 games between the Oilers and Bruins in 2013. He's a gritty defender that has a shot at making the roster in the fall.