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Frolik watching attentively as Flames piece intricate cap puzzle

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CALGARY — The hockey world is waiting for the Calgary Flames to make their move — the transaction that opens up enough cap space to eventually sign Matthew Tkachuk.

It’s unlikely anyone feels more affected by those possibilities than Michael Frolik.

“I know something probably will happen,” said the Flames 31-year-old winger, who spent the summer in his native Czech Republic keeping a close eye on the rumour mill.

“I’m not sure if it’s going to be me or someone else. With Chucky (Tkachuk) and Mangy (RFA Andrew Mangiapane) unsigned we still need to do so something. Obviously it’s hard to not read about it. You know what’s going on. Even if you try not to read about it I kind of know the situation. I’ve been traded a few times so I know how it works. It goes pretty fast after that. We’ll see what is going to happen.”

Although a versatile, valuable member of the team, Frolik has been considered the most likely candidate to be moved largely because he’s entering the final year of a deal earning him $4.3 million.

Moving him could go a long way towards........

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