THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Kyle Calder (Regina, Kamloops, 1995-99) signed a contract for the rest of this season with Barys Astana (Kazakhstan KHL). He had three goals and four assists in five games for Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) earlier this season. . . .
F Adam Taylor (Kootenay, 2000-05) asked for and received his release from the Edinburgh Capitals (UK Elite). He had 19 goals and 29 assists in 32 games as an alternate captain with the Capitals this season. Edinburgh has been experiencing financial difficulties this season.
On the WHL trade front, the Seattle Thunderbirds dealt D Scott Ramsay, 19, to the Medicine Hat Tigers for a conditional 2011 fourth-round bantam draft pick. . . . Ramsay was acquired from the Swift Current Broncos for F Robbie Newton on Oct. 8, 2009. . . . This season, Ramsay had one assist and 57 penalty minutes in 26 games.
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