Player News - Flames

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Michael Ferland has had one of the most impressive camp performances this season, according to Flames assistant GM Craig Conroy.

Ferland is trying to bounce back after being sidelined for most of the 2013-14 campaign. Nothing has been secured yet, but he has a legitimate shot of making the team's opening game roster.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 1 - 7:27 AM

Kris Russell's performance in the preseason has impressed Flames GM Brad Treliving.

Russell should start the season as one of the team's top-four defensemen. He had 29 points and logged 23:08 minutes per game in 68 contests last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 1 - 7:24 AM

The Flames highly touted prospect Johnny Gaudreau potted the game-winning goal in the Flames 2-0 preseason win over the Avalanche on Tuesday.

It was the first goal of the preseason for Gaudreau and it turned out to be all the Flames needed. "It feels good to get that first one out of the way," said Gaudreau after the game. Lance Bouma scored the empty netter for the Flames who got stellar outing from Jonas Hiller in the win.
Oct 1 - 12:13 AM

Jonas Hiller stopped all 28 shots he faced to earn the shutout in the Flames 2-0 preseason win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

It was a nice follow up for the veteran net-minder who looked sloppy against Vancouver in forty minutes of game action for his first preseason showing. He continues to be the heavy favorite to get the large number of starts in Calgary this season. Reto Berra, his counterpart in net for the Avalanche, was solid in making 22 saves on 23 shots in a losing effort
Sep 30 - 11:55 PM

Raphael Diaz has recorded three assists in four preseason games.

Diaz is trying to earn a contract with Calgary after joining its training camp on a tryout basis. He had two goals and 15 points in 63 games last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 30 - 7:27 AM

The Calgary Flames have cut Turner Elson from their training camp roster.

Elson was never expected to make the Flames, but they are hoping that he can build off of his strong performance in the 2014 ECHL playoffs. His goal this season will be to establish himself as a regular at the AHL level.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 30 - 7:24 AM

Emile Poirier was cut from the Calgary Flames' training camp roster.

Poirier will instead report to the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. He had 43 goals and 87 points in 63 QMJHL games in 2013-14.
Sep 29 - 3:02 PM

Michael Ferland is making a strong argument for the Flames' keeping him beyond training camp.

Ferland had two goals and some big hits in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Colorado. "What's impressive about a young player like Ferly is that for all those young kids, now we're getting closer and closer to NHL hockey," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. "You don't want to have a separation. You need to keep up with the pace, and Ferly was a force." He had six goals and 18 points in 25 AHL games in 2013-14.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 29 - 10:05 AM

The Calgary Flames have used Ryan Culkin in four preseason games thus far.

Culkin is still a long shot to make the Flames' opening game roster, but he's certainly getting a long look. He's credited his training camp success to his work under then QMJHL Quebec Remparts coach Patrick Roy. Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley can see why. "Patrick has always played basically the same system and I did, so for Ryan, the adjustment is kind of very easy," Hartley said. "I like what I see from Ryan. Talking about the body language, talking about the composure out there ... Here's a young man that I think has progressed, has gained muscle weight a lot through the last two seasons. That's the reason he's still with us."
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 29 - 10:02 AM

Michael Ferland scored both Calgary goals as the Flames defeated the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Sunday.

Ferland scored the opening goal of the game in the first period, and then added the go-ahead goal in the second period. The 22-year-old rookie started last season in the AHL with Abbotsford before having season ending knee surgery. Ferland has a good combination of size and skill and may have a shot at making the Flames’ roster if he continues to play well.
Sep 28 - 10:34 PM

Ladislav Smid is back skating after spending time in the dentist's chair.

Smid suffered through an infected tooth that apparently was so bad that the dentist needed to extract a few teeth including the infected one. Smid should be ready for opening night but should not be on your fantasy radar unless you need penalty minutes from a defenseman as he should pick up only 8-12 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 28 - 6:37 AM

David Jones left practice early on Saturday and is out with a lower body injury.

Consider the bottom-six forward day-to-day for now. He had nine goals and 17 points in only 48 games as he missed action last season with a shoulder injury, an upper body injury and an eye injury. He will be strong in the hits category but likely not enough to make him a fantasy pick as he is unlikely to get more than 30 points in a full season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 28 - 6:34 AM

Positive news for the Calgary Flames: Mikael Backlund resumed skating and could be ready by the season opener.

He's developing into a fairly solid point producer (18 goals and 39 points in 76 games in 2013-14), although many rave about his two-way play from a possession standpoint more than anything else. Either way, Calgary would like to have him healthy for as much of 2014-15 as possible, so this is promising.
Sep 27 - 3:55 PM

The Calgary Flames suspect that Markus Granlund suffered a concussion against the Vancouver Canucks in Friday's exhibition.

Granlund, 21, appeared in seven games with the Flames last season, collecting three points. As the 45th pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, there may be some hope that Granlund can start making some headway toward longer-term NHL work, but this is an obvious setback.
Sep 27 - 3:52 PM

The Calgary Flames have hired Serge Roberge to be their 'fighting' coach.

The Flames have hired Roberge to make sure their younger players know how to handle themselves. "So we’re not promoting fighting," Hartley said. "Those kids that come out of junior, those kids come out of college, we don’t expect them to get 200, 300 penalty minutes after (having a) 15-, 20-minute session on how to hold, how to protect yourself. We’re just trying to avoid some injuries and instill a little confidence in them that if someone jumps them, they know how to react and they can buy time (until the officials arrive)."
Sep 27 - 6:19 AM


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