Flames Camp Roster Down to 49 – 9 Players Cut

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.

Goaltenders (5)
Jonas Hiller Karri Ramo Joni Ortio
Jon Gillies Mason McDonald
Defensemen (18)
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
Forwards (26)
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)