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Breaking: AHL demotion signals return of Mike Smith

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The Calgary Flames have announced an AHL demotion this afternoon.

As Wes Gilberton alludes to, Mike Smith, who's been out with injury, should be back in action. The Flames don't play until Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jon Gillies played one game - against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. That game was famous for the end-of-period line brawl - but was also a blowout. The game ended 8-2 in the Red Wings' favour. Gillies definitely didn't look too great in his 2nd ever NHL start.

This also signals other issues with the goaltending situation in Calgary.