The Calgary Flames play back-to-back games in Seattle and Calgary to turn the corner on the NHL pre-season this week. Tonight’s lineup is full of the fringe players trying to fight their way onto the main roster. Surviving the next round of cuts won’t be easy. They could come as early as Thursday.
Tonight in Seattle, the Calgary Flames lines look like this …
Calgary Flames camp
Andrew Mangiapane returned to the ice with the main group on Monday. His centre? Offseason skating partner Nazem Kadri.
Canada Hockey Now
MTL: What will the blueline look like for the Montreal Canadiens this season?
VAN: After undergoing successful hand surgery, Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser will be out three to four weeks. Calgary Flames fans don’t want to see the Canucks doing well but tough couple of years for Boeser.
VAN: The prognosis will be learned shortly on Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev’s injury from Sunday evening at Rogers Arena.
National Hockey Now
NYI: Mathew Barzal has been ball of energy in training camp so far for the New York Islanders despite the fact he still doesn’t have a contract extension.
PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins will have a veteran-laden lineup for their preseason game against the Detroit red Wings on Tuesday.
PHI: Late bloomer Hayden Hodgson has a legit chance to make the Philadelphia Flyers 2022-23 roster.
WSH: The Washington Capitals will be ready to drop the gloves if needed this season.
DET: Defenseman Jeremie Biakabutuka has been making the best of his professional tryout with the Detroit Red Wings.
DAL: Anton Khudobin got the nod for the Dallas Stars in their preseason opener. It’s a battle of the backups behind Calgary Flames playoff nemesis Jake Oettinger.
COL: The Colorado Avalanche won their preseason opener over the Vegas Golden Knights.
SJS: San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture scored the overtime winner as the Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.
NHL News, Notes and Trade Rumours
Hurricane Ian forced the Tampa Bay Lightning to postpone two preseason games.
Starting on Oct. 1, the end of mandatory vaccination, random tests, quarantine, use of the ArriveCan app and masks on planes and trains entering Canada will be gone.
Matty Beniers scored in his preseason debut for the Seattle Kraken Monday. Beniers will be a strong candidate for the 2023 Calder Trophy. Don’t take those Kraken lightly.