After a win in Philadelphia on Saturday, the Calgary Flames have made a pair of roster moves. The club has reassigned goaltender Jon Gillies and forward Dillon Dube to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.
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Gillies dressed twice as Mike Smith’s backup during the road trip, but David Rittich’s return against Philadelphia spelled the end of his time here. There’s just no point in keeping three goalies around, so Gillies heads back to the AHL.
Dube was the team’s 13th forward of late, having been scratched twice after three fairly unimpressive games after his recall. With Andrew Mangiapane traveling with the club and seemingly close to a return from whatever was ailing him, it could be as simple as the team not needing two spare forwards around.
For the time being, the Flames are carrying 21 players on their active roster – two goalies, seven defenders and 12 forwards – and have three players (Mangiapane, Michael Stone and Juuso Valimaki) on the injury reserve list.
The Flames finish off their road trip on Monday night in Chicago.