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Flames to honor former defenseman MacInnis

The Calgary Flames announced on Wednesday their intention to honor former defenseman Al MacInnis ' service to the organization.The ceremony will take place prior to a February 27 game against the St. Louis Blues ."I am truly honoured to receive this recognition as a member of the Flames family and to have my name and number recognized by one of the finest hockey teams I have ever had the pleasure to compete on," said MacInnis. "The Forever A Flame program serves a multitude of purposes but most importantly for me as a former player, it permits a bright young player in the future to wear my number and the tradition that accompanies it."While MacInnis' number will be honored by the franchise, future Flames players will be allowed to wear it, in a similar fashion to how the Toronto Maple Leafs honor a particular number and players who have worn it throughout club history without retiring it outright."We are thrilled to add Al as an honouree in what will be a group of individuals who we co...

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