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Leafs send Stralman, Stuart to Calgary

abb_300.jpgThe Calgary Flames, parent club of the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat, announced today the acquisition of forward Colin Stuart and defenseman Anton Stralman, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Wayne Primeau and Calgary’s second-round pick in 2011.

Stralman, a native of Tibro, Sweden, was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the 7th round (216th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded one goal and 12 assists in 38 NHL games with the Leafs in 2008-09, to go with seven goals and nine assists in 36 AHL games with the Toronto Marlies.

Stralman, 22, has played two seasons in North America, totaling 27 points (7g, 20a) in 57 games in the AHL and 22 points (4g, 18a) in 88 contests in the NHL.

Stuart, a native of Rochester, Minn., was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 5th round (135th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. The 23-year-old Stuart registered nine goals and six assists for 15 points in 42 AHL games with Chicago in 2008-09, while adding five goals and three assists in 33 NHL games with Atlanta.

Stuart had been acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade with Atlanta on July 1.

Stuart shows 92 points (51 goals, 41 assists) in 284 career AHL games, and 13 points (8g, 5a) in 51 career NHL games. He won the Calder Cup with Chicago in 2008.