Flames sign, recall Kolanos

The Calgary Flames announced today they have signed center Krys Kolanos to a two-year, two-way contract and have recalled him from the Abbotsford Heat.

“Krys has been one of our best players in Abbotsford and has done everything we’ve asked of him to earn this opportunity,” said Flames general manager Jay Feaster. “He has worked hard on being a responsible two-way player and we look forward to him contributing to our success at both ends of the ice.”

After joining the Abbotsford Heat on a professional try-out agreement at the start of the 2011-12 season, Kolanos went on to earn an AHL contract with the club. He leads the team in scoring with 40 points (18-22-40) in 34 games, and represented the Heat on the Western Conference team in this week’s AHL All-Star Classic.

Kolanos, a native of Calgary, has played 136 NHL games scoring 20 goals and adding 21 assists for 41 points and 92 penalty minutes with Phoenix, Edmonton and Minnesota.