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Jiri Hudler and the rest of the Flames were held scoreless in a 2-0 loss to Montreal Tuesday night.

Hudler was shunned a second time from the Czech Olympic team earlier in the day, as the Czechs chose Martin Erat to replace the injured Vladimir Sobotka.

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Jiri Hudler scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 4-1 win over San Jose Thursday night.

Hudler now has 14 goals and 28 assists in 54 games this season. It is still a surprise that Hudler was not named to the Czech team for the Olympics. Defenseman Mark Giordano, Lee Stempniak and rookie Sean Monahan also tallied for the Flames, while Dennis Wideman and Mikael Backlund both added two helpers in the victory.

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Jiri Hudler missed practice on Saturday.

He was likely just given the day off. Hudler leads the Flames in points with 40 in 52 games including 27 assists. It was a surprise that Hudler was not named to the Czech team for the Olympics so Hudler will get a much needed rest during the break.

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Jiri Hudler scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 loss to San Jose Monday evening.

Hudler gave the Flames a 1-0 lead at 4:08 of the first with his 13th goal of the season. He also has 27 assists in 50 games this season. Kevin Westgarth scored his first goal as a Flame in the loss.

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After keeping quiet for over a week, Jiri Hudler spoke briefly about being kept off the Czech Republic Olympic team.

"Disappointing," Hudler said. "But there is nothing I can do about it. Just disappointed. A little sad." Hudler leads all Czech Republic-born players with 39 points in 47 games, so his exclusion from the team relative to those who got picked over him makes this about as big a snub as there's been among the Olympic teams.

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Jiri Hudler had a hand in both Calgary's goals Tuesday night.

Hudler's two assists raises his impressive point total to 39 in 47 games this season.

Jiri Hudler RW CGY 7 Months

Jiri Hudler registered an assist in Calgary's 2-0 win on Monday.

Hudler has a goal and four points in his last five games. Although he's slowed somewhat since his incredibly hot start, Hudler hasn't fizzled out. He's still on track to set a new career-high with 37 points in 46 games this season.

Jiri Hudler RW CGY 7 Months

Jiri Hudler scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 4-3 win over Colorado Monday night.

Hudler was surprisingly left off the Czech Republic's Olympic roster, but that didn't slow him down. He now has 12 goals and 23 assists in 42 games this season. Joe Colborne also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while rookie Sean Monahan and Mike Cammalleri also scored for the Flames.

Jiri Hudler RW CGY 7 Months

Jiri Hudler was surprisingly left off the Czech Republic's Olympic roster.

42-year-old forward Petr Nedved and ex-Flames' bust Roman Cervenka were selected to be part of the team. "I'm disappointed for Jiri," coach Bob Hartley said. "No Hudler on that team, the Czechs have to be (the) favorite to win the gold medal, because they must be awfully talented." Hudler leads the Flames with 33 points and is second to only David Krejci and Jaromir Jagr among Czech skaters in NHL scoring.

Jiri Hudler RW CGY 7 Months

Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assist in Calgary's 4-3 shootout win on Monday.

Hudler kicked off the season on a high note and surprisingly hasn't come down to Earth yet. He has 11 goals and 33 points in 37 games, putting him on pace to shatter his career-high of 57 points.