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Calgary waives veteran enforcer McGrattan

Brian Mcgrattan, Anthony Peluso

Brian Mcgrattan, Anthony Peluso


The Calgary Flames placed Brian McGrattan on waivers Friday.

McGrattan, 33, is regarded as one of the NHL’s toughest and most feared fighters -- but this season, he’s been unable to display his handiwork; McGrattan has only made eight appearances for the Flames and has failed to register a single fighting major.

McGrattan scrapped 20 times over the last three seasons combined, per HockeyFights.

A veteran of over 300 NHL contests, McGrattan enjoyed a career year in Calgary last year under new head coach Bob Hartley, scoring four goals and eight points in 76 games while teaming with Kevin Westgarth to form one of the league’s most fearsome pugilistic duos.

The two starred in the now-infamous line brawl against Vancouver from last January:

This year, though, Calgary overhauled its toughness by letting Westgarth walk, then bringing in Deryk Engelland and Brandon Bollig.