The Calgary Flames’ axe fell today, to the tune of 19 re-assignments.
I have to say that I thought Cundari would get a longer look. And poor Paul Byron and Greg Nemisz, it’s kinda sad when you can’t even make this version of the Flames. Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuk are heading back to junior, which I don’t think was much of a surprise.
To Abbotsford Heat (13) — G Laurent Brossoit, G Joni Ortio, D Mark Cundari, D Brady Lamb, D James Martin, D Zach McKelvie, C Paul Byron, C Brett Olson, LW Carter Bancks, LW Turner Elson, LW Ben Hanowski, RW David Eddy, RW Greg Nemisz
* Returned to junior (6) — D Brett Kulak (WHL Vancouver), D Ryan Culkin (QMJHL Quebec), D Eric Roy (WHL Brandon), LW Morgan Klimchuk (WHL Regina), RW Coda Gordon (WHL Swift Current), RW Emile Poirier (QMJHL Gatineau)
Remaining in Calgary are 38 players — three goalies, 13 defencemen, 22 forwards. National Hockey League teams can carry 23 players.
After off-days today and Thursday, camp resumes Friday morning at WinSport. The Flames have two pre-season dates remaining, both at home — Monday against the New York Rangers, Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes.