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CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames say left-winger Michael Ferland, 20, has been charged with assault as a result of an incident outside a bar in Cochrane, Alta.

The Flames said Tuesday in a statement that team officials met with Ferland, who was drafted by Calgary in 2010 and played with the WHL Brandon Wheat Kings, and are taking steps to learn more about the incident.

RCMP officers called to a disturbance early July 29 outside the bar found a man had been pushed to the ground.

Police say a man who tried to assist the victim was struck in the face and knocked unconscious, and suffered a fractured orbital bone around the eye.

Investigators say Ferland, of Brandon, Man., is charged with aggravated assault and assault, and is to appear in Cochrane court Sept. 4.

The Flames say the team is unable to comment further.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 8, 2012 D4

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