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Matthew Tkachuk did not play in Wednesday's preseason game against Boston because of a lower-body injury.

"He tweaked it a little 3-on-3 down low in our skate [Tuesday]," coach Bill Peters said. "He could play easily today, but we're not going to force the issue this time of the year. If this was [opening night] against Vancouver in Vancouver, he'd be in the lineup."
Sep 19 - 12:11 PM

Sean Monahan scored Calgary's lone goal in Wednesday's 3-1 exhibition loss to Boston from Beijing, China.

Monahan cashed in on a breakaway after he came out of the penalty box with just 2.8 seconds remaining in the second period. He has two goals in two preseason matches and appears to be ready for the regular season following multiple surgeries at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
Sep 19 - 11:58 AM

Although Jeff Glass' chances of making the Flames' roster are slim, he's determine to compete for an NHL spot.

Glass certainly isn't a stranger to long odds given that he made his NHL debut in 2017-18 at the age of 32. "You get a taste and you just want more," Glass said. "That’s exactly the way I am now. I think I’m more prepared now and ready for the situation than I was at this time last year, having the experience. You realize it’s right there. I feel like I deserve to play at that level, I have to go out and prove it, I understand that. But getting a taste at that level really made me hungry." Still, in order to make the Flames, there would either need to be an injury or he'd have to convince the Flames to keep him over projected backup Jon Gillies. Glass is on a PTO while Gillies is signed to a two-year, $1.5 million contract, though the first season of that contract is two-ways.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 19 - 11:41 AM

Matthew Tkachuk (undisclosed) is questionable for Wednesday's preseason game against Boston.

The Flames and Bruins will play the second of two exhibition games in China. Tkachuk left practice early Tuesday with an undisclosed injury. "I don't think it's anything serious, but we'll wait and see how it reacts overnight and in the morning," coach Bill Peters said. "We're going to skate and it'll give him an opportunity to skate on it if it reacts favorably. We'll know a lot more after our skate tomorrow."
Source: NHL.com
Sep 18 - 1:37 PM

Dillon Dube scored three goals on four shots in a 7-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.

Dube got off to a quick start in his preseason debut when he buried the opening goal just 23 seconds into the game. He then got off to another quick start in the second period when he scored his second goal of the game after 36 seconds. The 2016 second round pick wasted little time to complete the hat-trick as he beat Mikko Koskinen less than four minutes later. If Dube could continue to produce throughout the rest of the preseason, he could build a strong case to be on Calgary’s opening night roster. Andrew Mangiapane scored the only other Flames’ goal in the losing cause.
Sep 17 - 11:53 PM

Garnet Hathaway impressed his coach Bill Peters in the opening preseason game in China.

Hathaway suffered a cut on his cheek which required 13 stitches but impressed the new coaching staff after returning to the ice. "He was real competitive, and I thought he did a good job of putting pucks in good spots and playing the way you need to play," Peters praised. "It’s a transition when you go from being in the off-season and playing summer hockey, where it’s all about skill and hanging onto pucks, probably a little too long. You can get some summer habits, and I didn’t think he had those. I think he did a good job of working and getting in on the forecheck, but also playing real responsible away from the puck." Expect fourth line duty from the tough winger and select him if penalty minutes are a positive stat in your league.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 17 - 6:02 AM

David Rittich is expecting to be the backup goalie in Calgary again this season.

Rittich did not go with the team to China where the Flames are playing a couple of exhibition games against the Boston Bruins but it is just as well as he can work on his game instead of watching starting goalie Mike Smith play. "That’s probably exactly what I want," said Rittich. "There are four games here and I’m not really sure how many I’m going to play. In China, there are just two games so it should be better for me to just stay and play more games and be in the game and be sharp and be ready for the season." Rittich was 8-6-3 last season with a 2.92 GA and a .904 save percentage. Look for slightly better numbers this season from the 26-year-old.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 17 - 5:58 AM

Mark Giordano scored a pair of goals during Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins at the O.R.G. NHL China Games.

The Flames found themselves down 3-0 in the first period, but they managed to come all the way back to force a shootout. Giordano tied the game at three with a goal during a 5-on-3 man-advantage. Unfortunately for the Flames, Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk ended up scoring the game-winner in the shootout. Goalie Jon Gilles played the whole game for the Calgary. He stopped 16 shots in regulation.
Sep 15 - 9:45 AM

Gilbert Brule will be at training camp with Calgary on a professional tryout.

Brule hasn't played in North America since the 2013-14 when he made three appearances with the Coyotes. He has spent the last four seasons in the KHL. Brule registered 17 goals and 20 assists in 53 games with Traktor Chelyabinsk and Kunlun Red Star in 2017-18. He also represented Canada's bronze-medal winning team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where he had three points and 25 penalty minutes in five contests.
Sep 13 - 5:53 PM

Justin Falk has agreed to a professional tryout with the Calgary Flames.

Falk skated in 46 games with the Buffalo Sabres last year and he chipped in two points.
Sep 13 - 5:44 PM

Duncan Siemens will attend training camp with Calgary on a professional tryout.

Siemens contributed seven points and 47 penalty minutes in 45 games with San Antonio of the AHL last season. He also made 16 appearances with Colorado and posted two points.
Sep 13 - 5:38 PM

Logan Shaw has been invited to Calgary's training camp on a professional tryout.

Shaw generated 14 points in 72 games between Anaheim and Montreal last year. The 25-year-old has 12 goals and 31 points over 180 career NHL appearances.
Sep 12 - 12:36 PM

Andrew Magiapane has an opportunity to earn a roster spot heading into training camp.

The 22-year-old got a 10-game sample of the NHL last season, and he had no points and a minus-3 rating. Mangiapane added an impressive 46 points in 39 AHL games. "I know that’s a big thing about my game, is being able to produce," Mangiapane said." That’s what I’ve gotta go out here and do. I have to be a threat every time I’m on the ice. In Stockton, I was one of the go-to guys there and trying to be a threat." The former sixth-round draft pick probably won't have much of an opportunity to produce big offensive numbers if he makes the team, but he has intriguing long-term upside.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 9 - 12:56 PM

Viktor Svedberg has agreed to a PTO with the Calgary Flames.

Svedberg had six goals and 24 points in 73 AHL games last season. He has 27 career NHL contests on his resume.
Sep 7 - 6:16 PM

Mike Smith shrugged off concerns about his age going into the 2018-19 campaign.

Smith is 36-years-old and will celebrate his birthday on March 22nd. In other words, he's marching towards the twilight of his career, which has to be a consideration for the Flames given that they hope to lean on him again this season. Smith feels perfectly fine though. "I haven’t aged five years in one year, so I think I still feel young," Smith said. "I still feel like I have a lot to give. I still feel like I’ve played some of my best hockey in the last three or four years. Hopefully that continues and I can stay healthy and be as consistent as possible." He had a 2.65 GAA and .916 save percentage in 55 games last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 7 - 5:59 AM


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