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Flames release Joseph Cramarossa, roster down to 27

The Calgary Flames have trimmed their roster down a bit more.

In his address to the media this afternoon, Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan noted that forward Joseph Cramarossa was absent from practice for a pretty good reason.

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Cramarossa, 24, was brought into camp on a professional try-out contract a couple weeks back. The hope was perhaps that he’d bring a bit of physicality and offense to the Flames’ bottom six group. Unfortunately, he didn’t really stand out all that much in the games he got into. In three exhibition contests he didn’t really do very much in terms of crashing and banging, driving play, or creating offense. With a big goose-egg beside his name in terms of points through the preseason, cutting him loose was probably an easy decision to make.

The Flames are now down to 27 healthy players: three goaltenders, eight defensemen and 16 forwards. They have to trim four players from their camp roster by 3 p.m. MT on Oct. 3, the league’s roster deadline.