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Flames honor former captain Jarome Iginla before game vs. Bruins

Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla warms up
A Flames fan welcomes the Bruins' Jarome Iginla back to Calgary.
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP)

Jarome Iginla received an extended standing ovation before the opening faceoff of his first game back in Calgary since his trade last season.

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The Calgary Flames honored their former captain with a video montage, but Scotiabank Saddledome was on its feet before the tribute.

Iginla was a Flame for 16 seasons and team captain for nine before he agreed to be dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March.

He signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent in the offseason.

Iginla lifted his stick in acknowledgment several times and broke into a wide smile when he heard the familiar chants of ''Iggy, Iggy.''

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