The Calgary Flames have reportedly made six roster moves today in preparation for trimming down their roster to 23 players by Tuesday afternoon.
Per a press release by the team, forward Garnet Hathaway and defenders Patrick Sieloff, Jakub Nakladal, Tyler Wotherspoon and Kenney Morrison have been sent to the AHL’s Stockton Heat. (None of the five require waivers.) Also on his way out is forward Drew Shore, placed on waivers this morning (with the intention of going to the AHL should he clear).
The moves leave the Flames with 28 players on their active roster: 3 goalies, 9 defensemen and 16 forwards. They have 5 moves to make – including demotions or declaring players injured – before 3pm MT on Tuesday.
The scuttlebutt is T.J. Brodie and Ladislav Smid are likely to begin the season on the injured list, while it’s possible that Joe Colborne could as well. In that case, that leaves just a pair of cuts. For what it’s worth Brett Kulak and Markus Granlund remain on the roster but don’t need waivers to be demoted, while Ryan Wilson has no contract and would need to be signed to stay past Tuesday.
But it sure seems like the defensive group has been finalized, and that Brett Kulak and Ryan Wilson will be here on October 7.