Flames activate defenceman Travis Hamonic from IR

Watch as Erik Gudbranson hammers Dillon Dube resulting in Travis Hamonic standing up for his teammate.

The Calgary Flames have activated defenceman Travis Hamonic from injured reserve, the team announced Thursday.

Hamonic, 28, suffered a facial fracture in a fight with Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson in the Flames’ first game of the season.

In a corresponding move, Calgary has assigned winger Anthony Peluso to AHL Stockton.

The Flames host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at 7 p.m. MT/9 p.m. ET.

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