The American Hockey League's Stockton Heat - the affiliate for the NHL's Calgary Flames - are likely to play in the same city as their NHL club this season, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. 

Health officials in California aren't able to sign off on the Heat playing in their county, so if the Heat can get provincial approval from the Alberta government, they will call Calgary home for the 2021-22 season, reports Dreger. 

Twenty-eight teams are slated to compete in the upcoming AHL season with it all getting underway on Feb. 5.