The Calgary Flames have reduced their roster to 26 players by reassigning center Paul Bryon and defenseman Brett Carson to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League, while goaltender Henrik Karlsson has been designated for assignment but remains with the team.
The Flames have two goalies, nine defensemen and 15 forwards remaining in camp. Teams must finalize their 23-man roster for opening night by 5 p.m. ET Friday.
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday