September 24 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
September 24 2010 02:14PM

 

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: David Moss #25 of the Calgary Flames gets tripped up after getting hit by Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of NHL action on March 14, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The exhibition season has arrived, so the round-up finally has actual news to review. This week, the Flames take two from the Canucks, but not without a toll, hope springs eternal at everyone else's camps, and Brooks Orpik adds another questionable hit to his resume.

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Training Camp Roster Reduced by 14

Pat Steinberg
September 24 2010 01:26PM

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 4:  Mitch Wahl #14 of Team USA skates with the puck during the game against Team Czech Republic at the relegation round of the IIHF World Junior Championships at Scotiabank Place on January 04, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Team USA defeated Team Czech Republic 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames reduced their training camp roster by 14 players on Friday morning, sending all 14 players to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.  Of the players, Mitch Wahl is probably the most surprising to be assigned, mostly because of how he's impressed as of late.

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The Sudden Importance of Craig Conroy

Kent Wilson
September 23 2010 10:45AM

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 04:  Center Craig Conroy #24 of the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on November 4, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

 

A few weeks ago, word was that Daymond Langkow was nearing 100% and may be able to return to duty a lot sooner than expected. Cap problems bloomed in light of the news, but the Flames center depth wasn't in question. Fast forward to this past Wednesday morning and the situation has reverse itself: Langkow is out indefinitely, Stajan is down for the count and 'tweener Ryan Stone hasn't even skated yet. Calgary's cap problems have noticeably receded into the background, giving the stage to their sudden dearth of centermen.

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Stick-It to Prostate Cancer

Kent Wilson
September 22 2010 06:02PM

 

 

We here at the Nation were recently contacted by Paul Jenkins of Prostate Cancer Canada. He asked if we could share information on their upcoming "Stick-It to Prostate Cancer" ball hockey tournament. It's a good a organization and a good cause, so without further ado...

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Stajan Out Indefinetely

Pat Steinberg
September 22 2010 02:37PM

SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 5: Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames wiats for th epuck to be dropped by linesman Rody Vaughan #73 during the game against the Florida Panthers on February 5, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Flames defeated the Panthers 2-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames announced today forward Matt Stajan will be out indefinetely after suffering a seperated shoulder in a preseason game in Vancouver Tuesday night.  Stajan joins Daymond Langkow on the shelf, and both players don't have a set timetable to return at this time.

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