Calgary Flames reduce camp roster to 24 players with three assignments to the AHL

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Ryan Pike
6 months ago
The Calgary Flames have seemingly made their final roster moves prior to Monday’s cut-down deadline.
The club has announced they’ve assigned three waiver-exempt players to the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers: defenceman Ilya Solovyov, and forwards Adam Klapka and Cole Schwindt.
The roster moves reduce the Flames’ roster to 24 players: two goaltenders, eight defencemen and 14 forwards. (But since three of those players are likely headed to the injured/non-roster list – Oliver Kylington, Jakob Pelletier and Kevin Rooney – they’re down to 21 active players.)
A few days ago, our pals at PuckPedia outlined how the Flames cap optimize their roster (and their neccessary usage of LTIR):
LTIR candidates: Oliver Kylington ($2.5 million), Kevin Rooney ($1.3 million), Jakob Pelletier Season Opening IR ($406,000)
LTIR moves: With a roster of 21 healthy skaters that includes 12 forwards (Duehr/Hunt/Ruzicka as #10/11/12), and 7 Defencemen (includes Gilbert as #7), the roster is $1,681,000 over the cap.  Kevin Rooney ($1.3 million) plus Pelletier ($406K on SOIR) is $1.706M, so this roster is just $25K away from fully optimizing LTIR. After submitting their opening roster, they could subsequently add Kylington to LTIR, adding his $2.5 million as cap space. This would allow them to call up 2 more healthy players, like Schwindt, Solovyov, and/or Klapka.
PuckPedia’s scenario has the Flames keeping Coronato on their roster, exceeding the cap by $1.681 million, and placing Rooney and Pelletier on LTIR (combined cap hit of $1.706 million) and filing an opening roster of 21 players (two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 12 forwards). If they wish to carry an additional forward, they can look into placing Kylington on LTIR to open up cap space for one – based on his usage, Schwindt seems a likely candidate if they go down that road.
The Flames have to be down to a cap complaint 20-to-23-man roster by 3 p.m. MT on Monday.
Here’s who’s left on the camp roster:

Goaltenders (2)

No.PlayerAge2022-23 Team(s)
25Jacob Markstrom33Calgary Flames (NHL)
80Daniel Vladar26Calgary Flames (NHL)
Cuts: Jari Kykkanen (released from try-out on Sept. 26), Connor Murphy & Matt Radomsky (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 28), Oscar Dansk (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 3), Dustin Wolf (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 5)

Defensemen (8)

No.PlayerAgeShot2022-23 Team(s)
4Rasmus Andersson26RCalgary Flames (NHL)
48Dennis Gilbert26LCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
55Noah Hanifin26LCalgary Flames (NHL)
58Oliver Kylington26LDid not play
82Jordan Oesterle31LDetroit Red Wings (NHL)
8Chris Tanev33RCalgary Flames (NHL)
52MacKenzie Weegar29RCalgary Flames (NHL)
Canada (WC)
16Nikita Zadorov28RCalgary Flames (NHL)
Cuts: Charles Cote, Tyson Galloway, Quinn Mantei and Donovan McCoy (released from try-outs on Sept. 26); Etienne Morin (assigned to Moncton, QMHL, on Sept. 29), Jarrod Gourley (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 29), Mikael Diotte (released from try-out on Sept. 29), Yan Kuznetsov, Brady Lyle and Colton Poolman (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 3), Jonathan Aspirot (signed to AHL contract on Oct. 3), Yan Kuznetsov (recalled from Wranglers camp on Oct. 4), Yan Kuznetsov and Jeremie Poirier (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 5), Nick DeSimone (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 7), Ilya Solovyov (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 9)

Forwards (14)

No.PlayerAgeShot2022-23 Team(s)
11Mikael Backlund34LCalgary Flames (NHL)
20Blake Coleman31LCalgary Flames (NHL)
39Matt Coronato20RHarvard University (NCAA)
Calgary Flames (NHL)
United States (WC)
29Dillon Dubé24LCalgary Flames (NHL)
71Walker Duehr25RCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
10Jonathan Huberdeau30LCalgary Flames (NHL)
15Dryden Hunt27LNew York Rangers (NHL)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
91Nazem Kadri32RCalgary Flames (NHL)
28Elias Lindholm28RCalgary Flames (NHL)
88Andrew Mangiapane27LCalgary Flames (NHL)
22Jakob Pelletier22LCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
21Kevin Rooney30LCalgary Flames (NHL)
Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
63Adam Ruzicka24LCalgary Flames (NHL)
17Yegor Sharangovich25LNew Jersey Devils (NHL)
Cuts: Nathan Peer, Nathan Pilling and Oliver Tulk (released from try-outs on Sept. 26), Jaden Lipinski (assigned to Vancouver, WHL, on Sept. 26), Rory Kerins, Ilya Nikolaev, Mark Duarte, Alex Gallant and Mitch McLain (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 28); Brett Sutter, William Stromgren and Parker Bell (assigned to Wranglers camp on Sept. 29), Ben Jones and Clark Bishop (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 3), Lucas Ciona and Connor Zary (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 5), Samuel Honzek (assigned to Vancouver, WHL, on Oct. 5), Emilio Pettersen and Martin Pospisil (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 7), Adam Klapka and Cole Schwindt (assigned to Wranglers camp on Oct. 9)
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