Vey was acquired by the KHL's Barys Astana on Sunday, the Calgary Herald reports. Turning 26 years old later this month, Vey was quite productive with AHL Stockton -- a minor-league affiliate of the Flames -- this past season, dialing in 15 goals and 40 helpers over 61 contests. However, he only made his way into four NHL games in 2016-17, and decided to take his talents overseas despite garnering a qualifying offer from the parent club; Calgary will still hold his NHL rights accordingly.
Vey was reassigned to AHL Stockton on Tuesday. Vey made four appearances during this stint in the NHL, but failed to record a point in those contests while averaging just over 11 minutes of ice time per night. The 25-year-old will likely be on the Flames short list of potential recalls when injuries come up throughout the remainder of the season, but probably shouldn't be expected to add much in terms of fantasy production.
Vey was recalled from AHL Stockton on Wednesday, Wes Gilbertson of Postmedia reports. Vey has been outstanding in the early going for the Flames' minor league affiliate, racking up three assists and six goals over eight games played. The 25-year-old forward will look to reinforce a Flames' offense that ranks 12th in the league in goals scored (35).
Vey cleared waivers Saturday and continues to battle for a spot with the Flames, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sunreports. Not only did Vey pass through waivers unclaimed, but he survived the latest round of roster trimming by the Flames that saw four players sent down to AHL Stockton, and one (Lauri Korpikoski) released from his tryout contract. The 25-year-old winger had a highly productive junior career (highlighted by 116 points over 69 games in his final season), but has just 44 points to his name in 134 NHL contests. 15 of those came in 41 games with Vancouver in 2015-16, so there's an outside shot at some fantasy value here if Vey lands a role with the big club.
Vey was placed on waivers Friday, Wes Gilbertson of Postmedia reports. Vey played for the Canucks last season, producing four goals and 11 assists in 41 games. However, with teams forced to slim their rosters before Opening Night, the Flames' apparently considered the 25-year-old expendable. The Saskatchewan native will now be available to be picked up by another organization.
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