Maybe nothing here — and original thread was full of nonsense so I started a new one. But in looking at the Flames' organization on CapFriendly he is still listed as on their reserve list. Ordinarily the tendency is to write that off as mere bookkeeping. And given the depth of the Calgary defense corps this might be moot. But as a 24-year-old (just turned 25) he was the leading scorer amongst defensemen for Yaroslavl Locomotiv in the KHL. Incidentally the club was coached by Craig MacTavish and later Mike Pellino. Further, in addition to former Oilers Anton Lander, Ty Rattie and Magnus Paajarvi, the club also had former Flames Jakub Nakladal and Staffan Kronwall on defense. With several Flames defensemen as UFA's was wondering if there is a fit for Rafikov, either in Calgary or Stockton?