Stone signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Flames on Monday and was subsequently placed on waivers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
Stone will give the team extra depth on the blue line, but the Flames are waiving him with the purpose of assigning the veteran defenseman to the taxi squad, as Stone won't crack the team's top six when everyone's healthy on the back end.
Stone has been released from his professional tryout offer with the Flames, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Stone evidently failed to impress enough during camp to earn a contract, so he'll once again hit the open market in hopes of catching on with a new club, likely on a two-way deal. The 30-year-old blueliner picked up seven points while posting a minus-5 rating in 33 games with Calgary last campaign.
Stone signed a professional tryout contract with the Flames on Sunday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
If training camp goes well, Stone likely will receive an actual contract with the Flames before the season opener. The 30-year-old blueliner played 33 games with the team last season, posting two goals, five assists and a minus-5 rating.
Stone recorded an assist, four hits and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Bruins.
Mark Giordano (hamstring) wasn't able to return Tuesday, which allowed Stone to stay in the lineup. He picked up his third assist in the last six games. The 29-year-old has seven points, 52 hits, 57 shots and 54 blocked shots through 33 appearances. When Giordano returns, expect Stone to compete with Derek Forbort for third-pairing minutes -- it's likely Stone will get the short end of that timeshare down the stretch.
Stone registered an assist and two hits in Monday's 6-4 win over the Ducks.
Stone helped out on Sam Bennett's game-tying tally at 5:05 of the third period. Through 30 games, Stone has six points, 50 shots on goal, 45 hits and 51 blocked shots this season. The 29-year-old will likely continue to see regular playing time with Mark Giordano (hamstring) and Travis Hamonic (upper body) unavailable, but Stone probably won't add enough to interest fantasy owners.
Stone recorded an assist, four PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Ducks.
Stone had a shot that John Gibson couldn't corral before Elias Lindholm knocked in the rebound for the Flames' opening goal. It was Stone's first point since he scored a goal in a win over the Wild on Jan. 5. The 29-year-old blueliner has five points, 49 blocked shots and 49 shots on net in 28 appearances.
Stone has played in the Flames' last five games.
In that time, he's generated 11 shots on goal, eight hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating, but he hasn't registered a point. Stone's opportunity came about with Mark Giordano (hamstring) and Travis Hamonic (upper body) both on the shelf. It's unlikely Stone will produce much offense, but he has solid non-scoring numbers. He's at four points, 47 blocks, 41 hits and 46 shots through 27 contests this season.
Stone has been a healthy scratch for seven straight games.
Stone continues to be on the outside looking in as Oliver Kylington has typically occupied the sixth defenseman role this season. Stone has four points, 35 shots on goal, 35 blocked shots and 33 hits in 22 contests, but he's not worth a look in fantasy given his limited role.
Stone netted a goal in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Wild.
Stone has only played in four of the last eight games, although that could be considered progress compared to the trace amounts of time he saw early in the campaign. His goal was his fourth point in 22 appearances, to go with 33 hits, 35 blocked shots and 35 shots on goal. When the 29-year-old plays, he's usually on the third pairing, so fantasy owners can safely overlook his contributions.
Stone has played in only three of the Flames' last seven games.
He has not registered a point in that span. When the Flames' defense is healthy, Stone gets the smaller portion of a timeshare with Oliver Kylington on the third pairing. This has limited Stone to three points in 18 appearances this season. He also has 26 each of shots on goal, hits and blocked shots while averaging 15:18 per game when he plays.
Stone registered an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Senators.
Stone has just three points in 15 games this season, and he had gone nine games without a point entering Saturday. The defenseman has added 23 hits and 19 blocked shots, but he's not likely to interest fantasy owners outside the deepest of formats. Stone's been in the lineup for 11 straight games, but he'll likely be relegated to a depth role when Travis Hamonic (lower body) returns.
Stone had four hits in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Stone has been pressed into duty on the second pairing with injuries to T.J. Brodie (undisclosed) and Travis Hamonic (lower body). Stone has only two points in 10 contests, but he's added 19 hits and 10 blocked shots.
Stone recorded an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
With Oliver Kylington assigned to AHL Stockton, Stone got a turn in the lineup. He skated alongside T.J. Brodie, and the duo had the helpers on Derek Ryan's second-period goal. Stone has just two points in five games -- he's more defensive in nature and isn't likely to warrant fantasy attention even if he stays in the lineup for awhile.
Stone has been a healthy scratch in six consecutive games.
It's an expected role for the 29-year-old defenseman. His primary purpose is for depth with the Flames. In four games this season, Stone has one goal and six shots while averaging 12:51 per game.
Stone scored a goal on four shots and added three blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.
Stone was playing in just his third game of the season, replacing the demoted Oliver Kylington in the lineup. He's likely to stay in the lineup, as the Flames only have six healthy defensemen on the roster, but Stone isn't likely to make much of an offensive impact.
Stone has skated in two of the Flames' six games this year.
The veteran defenseman posted a minus-1 rating and two shots on goal combined in those two outings. Stone and Oliver Kylington will battle for playing time throughout the year, with coach Bill Peters seemingly favoring the younger Kylington.
Stone signed a one-year deal with the Flames on Wednesday.
Stone was previously bought out by the Flames in August to clear cap space. However, a knee injury to Juuso Valimaki made the Flames' depth on defense suddenly thin, and the signing of Stone will help to address that. Stone had five assists in 14 games last season, missing a large portion of the year with a blood clot in his arm. This will be his fourth campaign with the Flames.
Stone was put on waivers by the Flames on Thursday in order to buy out his contract, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
With the buyout, Calgary will save $2.3 million against the cap this year, which will help it sign restricted free agent Matthew Tkachuk. Considering the 28-year-old Stone was only able to break into the Flames' lineup on 14 occasions last season, he could struggle to secure an NHL deal, though a training camp professional tryout agreement could be in his future.
Stone earned an assist in Monday's 7-2 win over the Kings.
Stone has found playing time inconsistent since returning from an arm injury on March 16, but he skated 21:53 in Monday's contest that saw the Flames rest six regulars. He's generated five assists in 13 appearances this season, but would not typically feature in the Flames' lineup under normal circumstances.
Stone has been a healthy scratch in the Flames' last six games.
He last played March 16 in Winnipeg in his return from an arm injury, but hasn't received minutes since then. With the Flames' blue line running deep, Stone may not see much time before the end of the season, but they'll appreciate his eight years of experience as a depth option in the playoffs should any of his fellow defensemen suffer an injury.
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