Not too many surprises, more like disappointments from Flames camp. The management cut 14 players. 12 are off to Abbotsford, two are back to their junior teams.

Heading to AHL Heat:

    Carter Bancks (LW)
    Chris Breen (D)
    T.J. Brodie (D)
    Leland Irving (G)
    Stefan Meyer (C)
    Brendan Mikkelson (D)
    Greg Nemisz (RW)
    Joni Ortio (G)
    Gaelan Patterson (C)
    Joe Piskula (D)
    Ben Walter (C)
    Clay Wilson (D)

Mikkelson is probably the only surprise. Yet to be sent down include Roman Horak, Paul Byron, and Lance Bouma. Expect one of the two Cs to challenge for Stajans job. Henry and Smith stick around with injuries to Sarich and Carson.

In the two games on Sportsnet Smith has been the weakest link on D, not sure how he beats out Mikkelson but expect him to go down when everyone is healthy.

Notable training camp standouts Sven Baertschi and Max Reinhart are back to their junior squads for another year.