Anton Babchuk

D / Calgary Flames / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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    • Babchuk Leaves NHL For KHL

      News: Anton Babchuk has signed a deal with the Kontinental Hockey League, according to the Calgary Herald.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk was acquired by Calgary in November 2010 with high hopes, as he had 35 points in 2010-11. However, his production tanked from there, and he spent much of the past two seasons as a healthy scratch. In 289 career NHL games, Babchuk has 107 points.
    • Flames' Babchuk A Healthy Scratch Monday

      News: Anton Babchuk will not play Monday against the Coyotes.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk has played in each of the team's last two games, but he'll watch Monday as a healthy scratch.
    • Flames' Babchuk Scores First Point Of Season

      News: Anton Babchuk scored his first point of the season Friday as the Flames fell to the Blues, 5-2.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk made the most of his first game back from a shoulder injury, notching an assist and four shots on goal. If he produces like this, he has a decent shot at the sixth defenseman spot, but it is only one game. He's shown flashes of scoring potential in the past, but has struggled with consistency in Calgary.
    • Flames' Babchuk (Shoulder) Activated From IR

      News: Anton Babchuk (shoulder) was activated from IR on Friday.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk has been working himself back from a shoulder injury he suffered in the KHL before the lockout ended. It sounds like he's ready to roll, so perhaps he'll see his first action of the season Saturday against Vancouver.
    • Flames' Babchuk (Shoulder) Cleared For Contact

      News: Anton Babchuk (shoulder) has been cleared for contact. "This Monday, before we left for Detroit, he skated his first contact practice," Flames GM Jay Feaster said Wednesday. "He'll have another contact practice and I'd imagine by the end of the week the doctors will say that the shoulder is good to go and he'll be cleared."
      Analysis: Just before the lockout ended, Anton Babchuk suffered a shoulder injury while playing in the KHL. He's been skating with the team the past couple of weeks, and is working to get himself back into game-shape. It sounds like Babchuk will be ready to go soon.
    • Flames' Babchuk To Be Cleared For Contact Soon

      News: Anton Babchuk (shoulder) should be cleared for contact this week, according to the Calgary Sun.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk has been out for a few weeks with his shoulder injury but appears to be nearing a return. However, Calgary basically has four defensemen competing for the final two starting spots, so Babchuk may not see much playing time when he returns. He may be used as trade bait as well, as his contract is high for someone who has not played all that many games since coming to Calgary.
    • Flames' Babchuk Back At Practice

      News: Anton Babchuk (shoulder) practiced Thursday and is nearing a return from his injury, the Calgary Herald reports.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk injured his shoulder playing overseas. It remains to be seen how much of a role he'll play when he comes back, as he was a healthy scratch much of last season.
    • Flames' Babchuk Dealing With Shoulder Injury

      News: Anton Babchuk suffered a shoulder injury while playing in the KHL and is expected to be sidelined for three weeks, reports.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk sat out the first day of training camp with the shoulder injury, but it sounds like he'll be watching practice from the bench for a couple weeks. He was injured while playing for HC Donbass. He had 10 points and 17 hits last season with the Flames.
    • Flames' Babchuk Joining KHL Club

      News: Anton Babchuk will suit up for HC Donbass of the KHL during the NHL lockout, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 reports.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk is the third Flames player to defect overseas during the lockout, as Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka will also play in Europe. Babchuk totaled 10 points and 17 hits last season for the Flames.
    • Flames' Babchuk Gets Goal In Win Saturday

      News: Anton Babchuk lit the lamp in the Flames' final game of the season Saturday, a 5-2 win over the Ducks.
      Analysis: Anton Babchuk had a very disappointing season, but finished on a strong note, with five points in his final nine games. It remains to be seen how large his role will be in Calgary next season, but he certainly made a case for being in the top six defensemen.
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