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Bouma signed a one-year contract with the Flames on Wednesday.

Bouma is coming off his first full season in the NHL, in which the center supplied five goals and 10 assists over 78 games. The 24-year-old probably has room to grow as a scorer given his relative youth, but he may not amount to more than a second- or third-line center at his peak.

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Lance Bouma was happy to hear that Don Cherry called him "my type of guy."

Cherry was praising Bouma for his work ethic and blocking shots. "It's a pretty cool feeling because you grow up watching him, and you respect what he's saying as a kid," Bouma said. "To have him mention your name and talk good about you, that means a lot. That's pretty cool." Bouma has five goals, 14 points, 144 hits, and 67 blocks in 62 games this season.

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Lance Bouma had a big game Saturday in the non-traditional stats as he blocked five shots and had three hits.

Bouma is third among NHL forwards with 64 blocked shots, trailing only Boyd Gordon who has 77, and the outstanding Ryan Getzlaf who sits at 71. "Lance was great at the two ends," coach Bob Hartley said. "Lots of blocked shots defensively and offensively, he had quite a few chances. As many chances as he's going to get, that's how he's going to improve offensively and find a way to get us some big goals." Bouma has five goals and 12 points this season with 37 penalty minutes in 60 games.

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Forward Lance Bouma is the Calgary Flames' most improved player, coach Bob Hartley says.

"This guy didn't play last year - knee surgery," Hartley noted. "We saw him in the gym, working every day. He showed up to camp in great shape, which was absolutely no surprise to us. He's one of the first guys on the ice at practice. Game day, same thing. He's committed to getting better. He wants to be an NHL player. He's a gritty player willing to block shots. I have lots of time for Booms. His progression is far from a surprise." Now in his first full season in Calgary, Bouma has 10 points in 48 games.

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Lance Bouma found the back of the net in Calgary's 3-2 win on Wednesday.

Bouma has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He's not much of an offensive force and still has just four goals and 10 points in 47 contests this season.

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Lance Bouma scored a goal in Calgary's 5-2 loss on Thursday.

It was Bouma's first point since Dec. 12. He has eight points and 29 penalty minutes in 44 games in 2013-14.

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Lance Bouma (illness) returned to practice on Saturday.

Bouma missed Friday's game with the illness. He has seven points and 25 penalty minutes in 37 games this season and as such should not be on your team in even deep pools.

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Lance Bouma probably won't play on Friday due to an illness.

Bouma has seven points and 25 penalty minutes in 37 games this season. He shouldn't be on your radar in standard leagues.

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Lance Bouma spent a total of six minutes in the sin bin over a pair of high-sticking incidents on Tuesday.

Bouma's actions proved to be fatal as the Boston Bruins capitalized on both power-play opportunities en route to a 2-0 victory. Still, Flames coach Bob Hartley rose to Bouma's defense after the contest. "Lance works so hard and is such a great young man to work with that we all felt badly," Hartley said. "On the bench during his second high-sticking penalty, we were saying, 'Come on, kill it for Boums." Bouma has seven points and 25 penalty minutes in 31 games this season.

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Lance Bouma scored his second goal of the 2013-14 campaign on Monday.

Bouma has three points in 18 games this season. As you might have guessed, he isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.