Calgary did some roster trimming on Wednesday, dropping seven players from its preseason squad.
Two veterans — Sheldon Brookbank and Nolan Yonkman — were released from their PTOs, while five more were dispatched to AHL Adirondack: Bill Arnold, Corban Knight, Max Reinhart, Brett Kulak and Sena Acolaste (who will need to clear waivers).
Brookbank, 33, joined the Flames in camp after spending the last two seasons in Chicago. A veteran of over 350 NHL games, the well-traveled Brookbank could be at the end of the line.
Today’s roster moves bode for another d-man at Flames camp on a PTO, however — Raphael Diaz, who is now one of just 10 blueliners left on the roster. Diaz drew the attention of head coach Bob Hartley when the two were plying their trade in the Swiss league several years ago.