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Report: Flames looking to add scoring forward

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The Calgary Flames, who entered Saturday amid a seven-game slump before topping Winnipeg, are reportedly in the market to add reinforcements up front.

"I heard this week the Flames have been looking around for a scoring forward," Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported on 32 Thoughts. "I've been told that's been going on since August, so I don't think there's anything pressing on that one right now."

Calgary has just two forwards that have eclipsed 10 points through 13 games this season.

Jonathan Huberdeau's absence from the lineup due to an upper-body injury has only exacerbated the Flames' lack of options up front, while Andrew Mangiapane has also struggled to repeat his offensive success from 2021-22.

Calgary is currently 21st in scoring with 2.92 goals per game. They scored 3.55 goals per game last season, good for sixth in the league.

The Flames have just $76,470 in cap space, according to CapFriendly.

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