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In the pros: Testwuide traded to Flames organization

Published: February 26, 2013, 6:58 pm, by Joe Paisley

Testwuide adirondackAdirondack Phantoms winger and former Tiger Mike Testwuide was working his way back into game shape after he suffered a concussion in an AHL game last month, according to the Saratogian newspaper.

He was closer to a return, but learned Monday that it won’t be in upstate New York.

The Flyers dealt Testwuide to Calgary on Monday, acquiring center Mitch Wahl in the trade.  Testwuide is headed to the Flames’ AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford (B.C.) Heat.

The Vail native has played the past three seasons with the Flyers’ AHL club, the Adirondack Phantoms. In 76 games during his rookie professional season in 2010-11, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound winger recorded 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists). In 161 career AHL games, he has tallied 70 points and 168 penalty minutes. He had two points in 19 games this season, and was either scratched or played on the fourth line when healthy.

Testwuide, 26, was captain of Colorado College  his senior year. He signed as a free agent with the Flyers on March 19, 2010.

Wahl, 22, was Calgary’s second-round pick (No. 48) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent the majority of the season with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, where he tallied 19 goals and 40 assists in 45 games. Wahl also had a goal in six AHL games for Abbotsford.

Testwuide’s older brother, J.P, played at Abbotsford last season but has since retired from pro hockey according to the Saratogian.