The Calgary Flames announced that they have recalled forwards Kenny Agostino, Bill Arnold, Turner Elson, Emile Poirier, Max Reinhart, and David Wolf and defencemen Ryan Culkin, Mark Cundari, Brett Kulak, John Ramage, and Patrick Sieloff. These moves are coupled with the recalling of Joni Ortio yesterday. This gives the Flames a great level of depth as they attempt to advance past the Vancouver Canucks (and gives Johnny Gaudreau another New Jersey guy to hang out with).
It’s easy to see why the team would make these moves. The Calgary Flames are still in the Stanley Cup playoffs and still have games to play while the Adirondack Flames were eliminated from the Calder Cup playoffs and their season is over. Even if the players don’t actually play, they get to experience the playoffs and perhaps learn a thing or two.
They also announced that forward Austin Carroll from the Victoria Royals and forward Garnet Hathaway and defencemen Kenney Morrison and Dustin Stevenson from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League will join the recalled group in Calgary. These players will not be eligible to play, but they will get to have the experience of traveling with the team. The Adirondack Flames are essentially no longer as they’re moving to Stockton, California next year to become the Stockton Heat. Adirondack will take over the Flames ECHL affiliate and become the Adirondack Thunder.
by Les Mavus