As expected, the Calgary Flames have swung the axe as they prepare for tonight’s game with the Vancouver Canucks – and the club hitting the half-way mark in their pre-season schedule.
The team announced today the assignments of seven players to the AHL’s Stockton Heat: forwards Austin Carroll, Mitchell Heard, Ryan Lomberg, Louick Marcotte and Hunter Smith, blueliner Aaron Johnson, and goalie Kent Simpson. In addition, they’ve released Douglas Murray from his try-out and assigned Nick Schneider back to the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers.
With these assignments, the Flames have their camp roster down to 49 players: 5 goalies, 18 defensemen and 26 forwards.
|Jonas Hiller||Karri Ramo||Joni Ortio|
|Jon Gillies||Mason McDonald|
|Mark Giordano||T.J. Brodie (Injured)||Dougie Hamilton|
|Kris Russell||Dennis Wideman||Deryk Engelland|
|Ladislav Smid (Injured)||Jakub Nakladal||Ryan Wilson|
|Tyler Wotherspoon||Ryan Culkin (Injured)||Dustin Stevenson|
|Brett Kulak||Oliver Kylington||Kenney Morrison|
|Rasmus Andersson||Keegan Kanzig||Patrick Sieloff|
|Johnny Gaudreau||Sean Monahan||Jiri Hudler|
|Lance Bouma||Sam Bennett||Michael Frolik|
|Micheal Ferland||Mikael Backlund||David Jones|
|Joe Colborne||Matt Stajan||Josh Jooris|
|Brandon Bollig||Markus Granlund||Paul Byron|
|Mason Raymond||Bill Arnold||Emile Poirier|
|Drew Shore||Derek Grant||Morgan Klimchuk|
|Blair Riley||Kennny Agostino||Garnet Hathaway|
|Bryce van Brabant||Turner Elson|
(Format gleefully stolen from Jonathan Willis at Cult of Hockey)