Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin (23) checks Calgary Flames left wing Niklas Hagman (10), of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, March 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Lori Shepler
CALGARY - The Calgary Flames assigned veteran forward Niklas Hagman to the AHL's Abbotsford Heat on Friday.
Hagman has struggled this season with a goal and three assists in eight games with Calgary. He had 11 goals and 16 assists in 71 contests with the Flames last season.
The 31-year-old left-winger had his best season in 2009-10 when he registered 25 goals and 19 assists with both Calgary and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Hagman played for Finland at the 2006 and 2010 Olympics.