Raitis Ivanans LW CGY May 23 '12
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 Jan 06 '12
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 Jan 04 '12
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 Oct 21 '11
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 Oct 19 '11
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.