Flames swap depth defenders: Dennis Gilbert recalled, Nick DeSimone assigned to the Wranglers
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By Ryan Pike6 months ago
Ahead of their six game road trip, the Calgary Flames have made a pair of roster moves. The club has recalled blueliner Dennis Gilbert from the American Hockey League’s Calgary Wranglers and assigned blueliner Nick DeSimone back to the Wranglers.
(If you’re an Alice in Wonderland fan, just shout “Change places!”)
DeSimone, a right shot blueliner, played four games with the Flames and, in limited usage on the third pairing, had zero points and a minus-4 rating. Gilbert, a left shot blueliner, played two games with the Flames and, in limited usage on the third pairing, had zero points and a minus-1 rating. The swap gives the Flames four left shooting defenders and three right shooting defenders on their active roster – and that includes MacKenzie Weegar and Connor Mackey, who can both play both sides.
DeSimone and Gilbert both have the same cap hits, so it’s a straight swap. The Flames have 22 players on their active roster: two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards. Michael Stone is on the injury reserve list and Oliver Kylington is on the non-roster list.
The Flames open their six game road trip on Thursday night in Tampa Bay.
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