• Flames Recall Aliu

    News: The Flames have recalled Akim Aliu from AHL Abbotsford.
    Analysis: Akim Aliu has recorded 11 points with a career-high 111 penalty minutes in 42 AHL games this season. He will give the Flames added depth at right wing.
  • Flames Send Aliu Down

    News: The Flames have assigned Akim Aliu to AHL Abbotsford, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Akim Aliu, who saw 15:08 worth of ice time Saturday, heads back down to Abbotsford, where he has recorded 10 points and 106 penalty minutes in 39 AHL games to date.
  • Flames Recall Aliu

    News: Akim Aliu was recalled by the Flames on Saturday, Renaud P. Lavoie of RDS reports.
    Analysis: With the Flames looking ahead to next season, perhaps Akim Aliu will see a larger role this time around with the big club.
  • Flames' Aliu Sent Down

    News: Akim Aliu was assigned to AHL Abbotsford on Friday.
    Analysis: Akim Aliu returned from a lower body injury Thursday and logged 4:34 against the Avalanche, but it seems the Flames decided it's best he gain experience in the AHL for the time being. The newly-acquired Brian McGrattan was recalled to take Aliu's spot on the roster.
  • Flames' Aliu Sees Limited Minutes Thursday

    News: Akim Aliu played 4:34 in Thursday's game against the Avs.
    Analysis: With extremely limited minutes, there's little upside in rostering Akim Aliu at the present time.
  • Flames' Aliu Likely To Play Thursday

    News: Akim Aliu (lower body) is likely to play in Thursday's game against the Avalanche.
    Analysis: Akim Aliu has only played in one game this season for the Flames, but managed to rack up 10 PIM before suffering a lower body injury Saturday against the Wild.
  • Flames' Aliu (Upper Body) Out Sunday

    News: Akim Aliu (lower body) will not play Sunday against the Coyotes.
    Analysis: Akim Aliu saw his first 4:24 of ice time of the season Saturday, along with 10 penalty minutes, but it seems he suffered a lower-body injury at some point. Little is known about the ailment, but he's considered day-to-day.
  • Ten PIMs For Flames' Aliu

    News: In his first NHL action of the season, Akim Aliu was whistled for a ten-minute misconduct in the second frame of Saturday's contest against Minnesota.
    Analysis: What, did you think the team hired him for his deft passing touch? If your league emphasizes penalty minutes, he's your man on the Flames, who otherwise lack a credible enforcer.
  • Flames' Aliu Called Up Thursday

    News: Akim Aliu was called up to the Flames Thursday, the Calgary Sun reports.
    Analysis: Coach Bob Hartley has seen a lack of toughness from his team in recent games, and Akim Aliu was called up to add some size and scrappiness. He has a little scoring ability but is used as more of a pest to get under opponents' skin. He will likely reside on the fourth line.
  • Akim Aliu: Re-ups With Flames

    News: Akim Aliu re-upped with the Flames for a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday, the Calgary Sun reports.
    Analysis: Akim Aliu has a decent chance of making the Flames roster in the fall, as he is a big forward that's a bit of a pest. In two games with the Flames in 2011-12, he scored two goals, an assist and added 12 penalty minutes.