The Calgary Flames made more roster moves on Sunday, sending 10 bodies to the American Hockey League and leaving just 31 players in camp.
So who’s left? Who’s hurt? And who has a chance at a roster spot?

Goaltenders (3)

No.
Player
Age
2020-21 Team(s)
25
Jacob Markström
31
Calgary Flames (NHL)
80
Daniel Vladar
24
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Providence Bruins (NHL)
HC Dynamo Pardubice (Extraliga)
35
Adam Werner
24
Colorado Eagles (AHL)
HC Vita Hästen (Allsvenskan)
Cuts: Carter Serhyenko (9/25), Connor Ungar (9/25), Matt Greenfield (9/30), Dustin Wolf (10/3)
This one is pretty simple: Markström and Vladar look like locks to make the team. Werner is waiver exempt and will likely be demoted before the roster deadline on Oct. 11.

Defensemen (10)

No.
Player
Age
Shot
2019-20 Team(s)
4
Rasmus Andersson
24
R
Calgary Flames (NHL)
44
Erik Gudbranson
29
R
Ottawa/Nashville (NHL)
55
Noah Hanifin
24
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
95
Johannes Kinnvall
24
R
HV71 (SHL)
58
Oliver Kylington
24
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
3
Connor Mackey
25
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
United States (WHC)
26
Michael Stone
31
R
Calgary Flames (NHL)
8
Chris Tanev
31
R
Calgary Flames (NHL)
6
Juuso Välimäki
22
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
Ilves (Liiga)
16
Nikita Zadorov
26
R
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Russia (WHC)
Cuts: Cole Jordan (9/25), Greg Moro (9/25), Koletrane Wilson (9/25), Cameron Whynot (9/25), Yan Kuznetsov (9/30), Ilya Solovyov (9/30), Jérémie Poirier (9/30), Colton Poolman (9/30), Kevin Gravel (10/3), Nick DeSimone (10/3), Andy Welinski (10/3)
Kinnvall is on the camp roster (and nursing a significant injury) so really the Flames are carrying nine active defenders. Of these bodies, Mackey is waiver exempt and probably the easiest guy to cut. After that, the Flames have a decision to make, as Kylington has been really good in camp and Gudbranson has been… not. Stone’s pretty easy to tuck away in the minors, though.
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Forwards (18)

No.
Player
Age
Shot
2020-21 Team(s)
11
Mikael Backlund
32
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
20
Blake Coleman
29
L
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
29
Dillon Dubé
22
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
61
Walker Duehr
23
R
Minnesota State (Mankato) (NCAA)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
38
Byron Froese
30
R
Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
13
Johnny Gaudreau
28
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
42
Glenn Gawdin
24
R
Calgary Flames (NHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
52
Justin Kirkland
25
L
Stockton Heat (AHL)
22
Trevor Lewis
34
R
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
28
Elias Lindholm
26
R
Calgary Flames (NHL)
17
Milan Lucic
33
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
88
Andrew Mangiapane
25
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
Canada (WHC)
23
Sean Monahan
26
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
18
Tyler Pitlick
29
R
Arizona Coyotes (NHL)
15
Brad Richardson
36
L
Nashville Predators (NHL)
24
Brett Ritchie
28
R
Calgary Flames (NHL)
19
Matthew Tkachuk
23
L
Calgary Flames (NHL)
47
Connor Zary
19
L
Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Stockton Heat (AHL)
Canada (WJC)
Cuts: Lucas Ciona (9/25), Cole Huckins (9/25), Rory Kerins (9/25), Benjamin King (9/25), Ilya Nikolaev (9/25), Reid Perepeluk (9/25), Alex Gallant (9/30), Mark Simpson (9/30), Eetu Tuulola (9/30), Dmitry Zavgorodniy (9/30), Luke Philp (9/30), Jakob Pelletier (10/3), Emilio Pettersen (10/3), Martin Pospisil (10/3), Ryan Francis (10/3), Adam Ruzicka (10/3), Matthew Phillips (10/3)
Zary and Pitlick are injured so the Flames have 16 active forwards in camp, so they need to cut three or four to get to the roster limit. It seems unlikely that Duehr or Kirkland make the team, so that leaves the Flames with a decision or two to make depending on if Pitlick will be ready for opening night. Gawdin has been very good in a depth role, and he’s probably inching ahead of Froese for a potential spot as fourth line centre.
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