The Abbotsford Heat lost its last four games on the road but still retain their lead in the North Division with 59 points (26-20-3-4), which is also good enough for third in the AHL Western Conference.
It was a rough weekend for the Heat, as they lost 4-1 to Peoria, Friday, 7-2 to Rockford Saturday and 3-1 to Milwaukee on Sunday.
On Wednesday they face the Chicago Wolves (Vancouver Canucks farm team) before heading home for a weekend set against the Charlotte Checkers at the AESC.
Danny Taylor is back with the Flames after trading places with Leland Irving on Saturday, as part of corresponding goalie transactions. Taylor was signed by the Flames on Feb. 6 and didn't touch the ice before being assigned to Abbotsford. Taylor has never made an NHL start but did play 20 minutes in the 2008-09 season for the LA Kings, who drafted him in 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
When asked about Irving, Flames GM Jay Feaster stated: "We want Leland to go down and work on sharpening his game. At the same time this enables us to continue to evaluate Danny Taylor at the NHL level. We are undergoing a process of evaluating our other goaltenders, and this assignment of Leland and subsequent recall of Danny is in furtherance of that evaluation process."