Flames send young forward Baertschi to Canucks

Sven Baertschi. Larry MacDougal/CP

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames continued to look to the future at the trade deadline by sending Sven Baertschi to the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round pick in this year’s draft.

Baertschi, a 22-year-old forward, has four assists in 15 games for Calgary this year and has spent much of the season with the AHL’s Adirondack Flames.

The 2011 first-round pick has just eight goals and 20 assists in 66 career NHL games.

On Sunday the Flames got a second- and a third-round pick from the Washington Capitals for pending-free-agent winger Curtis Glencross.

Calgary is in third place in the Pacific Division through 62 games.

March 2, 2015 - 3:14 pm ET
cgy Calgary Flames
  • 2nd-round pick (2015)
van Vancouver Canucks
  • Sven Baertschi
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