Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Oct 31 '78

Raitis Ivanans was signed by CAL on Friday January 18.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Mar 03 '78

Raitis Ivanans has inked a two-year contract with Dinamo Riga of the KHL.

Ivanans skated in just two games over the past two seasons because of a concussion that he suffered in the firs contest of the regular season in 2010-11. He managed to return this past campaign though and appeared in one game with Calgary and 27 with the team's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Nov 08 '77

Raitis Ivanans was called up from the minors on Saturday January 28.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Oct 18 '77

The Calgary Flames have sent Raitis Ivanans to the minors.

Ivanans was recalled earlier in the week and was thrilled to be back in the NHL but the thrill only lasted three days. There is no need to use a waiver claim on the enforcer now.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Oct 16 '77

Raitis Ivanans is thrilled to be back in the NHL.

Ivanans was recalled from Abbotsford of the AHL where the enforcer had three points and 15 penalty minutes in 13 games. He only played once last season as he suffered a concussion in the opening game when he fought Steve MacIntyre, then with the Oilers. "You can't really explain it," Ivanans said. "It's feels great. You realize how much you take it for granted when you're here," Ivanans said. "And then when you're down and come back, you just want to grab it and never let it go." We wish him the best of luck in his return.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Oct 14 '77

Just to confirm, the Calgary Flames have promoted Raitis Ivanans.

Ivanans cleared re-entry waivers Wednesday afternoon, so it was assumed that he'd be called up. He has three points and 15 penalty minutes in 13 AHL games this season.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Oct 14 '77

Raitis Ivanans has successfully cleared re-entry waivers.

Ivanans can average about two penalty minutes per game, but he doesn't do much else from a fantasy perspective. If Ivanans gets regular minutes with the Flames, it will probably be as a fourth liner.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Oct 14 '77

Raitis Ivanans is on re-entry waivers.

Ivanans already cleared regular waivers earlier this season, but perhaps the appeal of having him for only half his salary and cap hit will entice another team to grab him. Ivanans is good for about two penalty minutes per game, but he has no offensive upside.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Jul 31 '77

Raitis Ivanans has cleared waivers and has been sent to Abbotsford by the Calgary Flames.

Ivanans was an enforcer throughout his career but a concussion in the first game of last season sidetracked his career and he has not played since. He will get a chance to get into playing shape in the AHL and hopefully a return to the NHL isn't out of the question.

Raitis Ivanans LW CGY Jul 29 '77

Raitis Ivanans has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

He hasn't played since Calgary's opener last season due to a concussion, but he was cleared for contact drills prior to the 2011-12 campaign. If he clears then he will probably try to get his conditioning back in the minors if he's healthy enough to play.