Quine recorded an assist in Friday's 2-0 win over the Stars in Game 3. Quine had the primary helper on T.J. Brodie's third-period tally. The 27-year-old Quine made his first playoff appearance due to Matthew Tkachuk's absence with an undisclosed injury. Quine skated just 6:13 in Game 3 -- even if he remains in the lineup going forward, he'll have an extremely limited role on the fourth line.
The Flames reassigned Quine to AHL Stockton on Sunday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. The 26-year-old didn't quite make an impression in his time with the big club, racking up just one goal in nine games while averaging 9:48 of ice time in that span. In his Quine's stead, the team recalled Dillion Dube, and he's expected to slot into the lineup for Sunday's game against Vegas.
Quine has been held off the scoresheet in five November appearances. Quine served as a healthy scratch in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Stars, with Michael Frolik replacing him in the lineup. Quine has just a goal in nine contests this year. He's one of those in-between players -- perhaps too good for the AHL but not quite strong enough to make an impact in the NHL. The 26-year-old had five points in four games with AHL Stockton prior to being called up after Austin Czarnik suffered a lower-body injury.
Quine scored a goal on his only shot and had two PIM in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win versus Nashville. Quine's goal tied the game at 4-4 with 3:21 left in the third period, although the teams would still trade goals in the final two minutes before heading to overtime. It was Quine's first point in three games since being recalled from the AHL on Oct. 25. He played a team-low 8:32 on Thursday and doesn't figure to have a prominent role going forward.
Quine was recalled from the AHL by the Flames on Friday. Quine will fill the roster spot vacated by Austin Czarnik's (lower body) placement on injured reserve. With 13 healthy forwards on Calgary's roster, it's unclear whether Quine will sit in the press box or crack the lineup Saturday in Winnipeg, though the former outcome is more likely.
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