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Robyn Regehr leaves Flames to be with wife in labour

VANCOUVER – Flames defenceman Robyn Regehr left the team before its season-opening game in Vancouver on Thursday night after his wife went into labour back in Calgary.

Regehr and his wife, Christina, are expecting their first child.

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Regehr, who was third among Flames defencemen with five goals, 20 points and a plus-11 rating last season, is expected to rejoin the team for the rematch with the Canucks on Saturday night in Calgary.