News: The Flames have recalled Paul Byron from AHL Abbotsford.
Analysis:Paul Byron recorded 15 points and 38 penalty minutes in 38 games with Abbotsford this season. With Abbotsford's season over, Byron has been called up to provide the Flames with depth at center.
News: The Flames have assigned Paul Byron to AHL Abbotsford, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Paul Byron was activated from IR, which he had been on after suffering a hand injury on February 13, his only game with the Flames this season.
News:Paul Byron has been placed on IR with a fractured left hand, retroactive to February 13.
Analysis: With Paul Byron out after being injured in his season debut, the Flames added depth up front Thursday by recalling Roman Horak from AHL Abbotsford.
News:Paul Byron left Wednesday's win over the Stars in the first period with a fractured left hand, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: A bad roll for Paul Byron, who was seeing his first NHL game of the season and, aside from the injury, missed out on any chance to contribute on the scoresheet in a game where his team scored seven times.
News: The Flames recalled Paul Byron from the AHL Tuesday.
Analysis:Paul Byron will replace Ben Street in the lineup. Byron played decently well last year, with five points in 22 games, and will get a chance to shine with Mikael Backlund out a month.
News:Paul Byron was assigned to AHL Abbotsford on Friday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Paul Byron will remain in the Flames organization, with their Abbotsford affiliate, after passing through waivers unclaimed.
News: The Flames put Paul Byron on waivers Thursday, the team's official Twitter account reports.
Analysis:Paul Byron may have a future in the Flames' organization but they have a few centers ahead of him in the pecking order with Alex Tanguay, Roman Cervenka, Mikael Backlund, Blair Jones and Matt Stajan.
News:Paul Byron re-signed with the Flames Wednesday on a one-year, two-way contract, according to the Calgary Sun.
Analysis:Paul Byron played fairly well for the Flames in 2011-12, putting up five points in 22 games. However, there's a bit of a glut at center in Calgary, so time will tell whether Byron will make the team in the fall.
News:Paul Byron has been assigned to AHL Abbotsford, the Flames' official site reports.
Analysis:Paul Byron showed some flashes in his time with the big club but he remains a work in progress. At age 22, it may take a couple years for him to fully develop.
News:Paul Byron assisted on Calgary's lone goal in a 6-1 loss to Edmonton on Tuesday.
Analysis:Paul Byron has been productive since being recalled Feb. 12, notching a goal and an assist in four games with a plus-1. Byron is still quite young at 22 and definitely has some upside to his game, but that may take a year or two to develop.
News:Paul Byron lit the lamp on a penalty shot Tuesday, rewarding the Flames for calling him up from the AHL.
Analysis: The goal was Paul Byron's third in 19 games this season. Byron has played fairly well for Calgary, especially in filling in for the injury bay that is the center position for the Flames. It may take him another couple years to be fantasy-ready, however.
News:Paul Byron has been recalled by the Flames, the club's official site reports.
Analysis:Paul Byron logged minimal minutes for much of January and only scored two goals and one assist in 18 total games as a Flame. He recorded 11 points in 26 games down at the AHL level. Most likely, he returns to a 10-minute-per-game role as he filled earlier in the season with the Flames.
News: The Flames reassigned Paul Byron to AHL Abbotsford on Friday, the Flames' official site reports.
Analysis: Now we know why Paul Byron, who has played 18 games this season with the Flames, was a healthy scratch Tuesday. Byron's move down to the AHL comes as a bit of a surprise, considering the Flames decided to place Curtis Glencross (knee) on IR.
News:Paul Byron was the victim of a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game.
Analysis: Flames head coach Brent Sutter opted to dress 11 forwards and seven defensemen in Tuesday's game, leaving Paul Byron out. However, with Curtis Glencross out for at least two more games, Byron may get back in the lineup Thursday.
News:Paul Byron's assist Sunday was his first point since Nov. 18.
Analysis: Although he wasn't with the Flames for that entire period, the assist Sunday snapped an eight-game scoreless streak. The 22-year-old may have some fantasy value in the future, but now is not that time.
News: The Flames have recalled Paul Byron from AHL Abbotsford, the Flames' official site reports. Byron has two points in six games with the Flames this season.
Analysis: After the Flames placed Matt Stajan on injured reserve, there was a roster spot available for Paul Byron, who has been playing with AHL Abbotsford since November 25.
News:Paul Byron scored the game-winning goal in the Flames' 5-2 win against the Blackhawks on Friday night.
Analysis:Paul Byron has been a stellar call-up for the Flames, as he has two goals in four games. He is also a plus-4 -- a full 14 points above teammate Jarome Iginla's total -- and is a decent waiver pick-up if you need some short-term help.
News:Paul Byron scored his first goal of the season Saturday to help Calgary defeat Colorado, 4-3.
Analysis: The decision to call up Paul Byron appears to have been a good one, as the Flames scored as many goals Saturday as they had the past four games. While Saturday was a good start, Byron has played only 10 career games and needs to show more before receiving fantasy consideration.
News:Paul Byron has been recalled from AHL Abbotsford, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Analysis:Paul Byron is a small but incredibly speedy player. The Flames hope he can add a dynamic to their fourth line. In eight games in 2010, Byron managed one goal and one assist in 12 minutes of ice time per game.
News:Paul Byron was sent down to AHL Abbotsford on Friday, the Flames Team Website reports.
Analysis: The speedy Paul Byron was trying to earn a roster spot in training camp, but it looks like his bid fell just short. He'll have a chance to prove his worth in Abbotsford.
News:Paul Byron is making his case this summer toward gaining a spot on the Flames' roster, according to the Calgary Sun.
Analysis: While Paul Byron is not the biggest guy on the ice, he has some serious speed. The Flames are an older team, so they may look for Byron to bring in some fourth-line speed, much like Darren Helm did for the Red Wings a few years ago. Keep an eye on him for the future.
News: Byron was traded to Calgary from Buffalo on Saturday along with Chris Butler in exchange for Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik and a second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Analysis: Byron is, without a doubt, the key to the deal from Calgary's point of view. The Flames are very old up front and they need all the young help they can get. Byron is a player to keep an eye on for next season.
News: Byron has been sent to Portland of the AHL, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: He's been pretty decent in limited action as a rookie, but the Sabres are mostly healthy up front right now and he can get more consistent minutes in Portland. If the Sabres end up dumping some veterans at the trade deadline, Byron will almost certainly be back up.
News: The Sabres recalled Byron from AHL Portland on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The Sabres sent Byron down over the All-Star break so he could continue to play in the AHL, but he was back with the team on the ice Wednesday morning. He'll be available for Friday's game against Pittsburgh.
News: Byron scored his first NHL goal in Tuesday's win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Byron's NHL career is off to a nice start with two points in his first two contests. He has some long-term offensive potential, but the odds of him carrying any fantasy value this season are slim at best.
News: The Sabres have recalled Byron from their AHL affiliate in Portland, according to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Byron has 14 goals and 17 assists in 43 games in Portland this season. Those are pretty nice numbers for a guy in his first full professional season and the call-up is a nice reward for his quick ascension through the organization.
News: The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Paul Byron to a three-year, entry level contract prior to a 5 p.m. Monday deadline which would have sent the player back into the NHL draft had he remained unsigned.
Analysis: The 20-year-old Byron, Buffalo's sixth-round selection in the 2007 draft, had 33 goals in 64 games this past season with the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He also ranked fourth in the league with 99 points. Byron is not one of the Sabres' top prospects, but he is in the top 20. He really doesn't have much long-term Fantasy keeper value.