Taking line rushes with Mikael Backlund
and Lee Stempniak
, newly acquired Michael Cammalleri
has found a line, at least temporarily, with the Calgary Flames
After a hectic 48 hours, Cammalleri wasn't made available to the media after the game-day skate. That didn't stop Stempniak from showing his excitement to play with the Flames newest forward.
"Obviously he's a great offensive player," Stempniak said. "He has a great shot and good offensive instincts. It should be a good fit. Hopefully we can get some goals and get going right off the bat. It should be fun."
Stempniak shouldn't necessarily get too comfortable with Cammalleri, according to coach Brent Sutter
"I guess we'll get a feel," Sutter said. "I'll get a feel for it from a game and see how it goes and where it's at and whether it's the right center or right winger there. I just have to see it. I don't really have a feel for it right now."
Despite past success between Cammalleri and Calgary captain Jarome Iginla
, Sutter wasn't tempted to put the two together immediately. The move would force Sutter to split up Iginla, Olli Jokinen
and Curtis Glencross
, one of the hottest trios in the league.
"Olli, Glennie and Jarome have been one of the best lines in hockey for the last six weeks," Sutter said. "We're excited to have Cammi come to our hockey team but because you acquire someone you don't shake up your team for one individual. Cammi understands it."
- Olli Jokinen
- Jarome Iginla
- Mikael Backlund
- Lee Stempniak
- Blair Jones
- Blake Comeau
- Roman Horak
- Tim Jackman
- Chris Butler
- Cory Sarich
- Anton Babchuk