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CAMP NOTES - 17.09.17

The Flames made some changes to lines and defence pairings on Sunday

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames made adjustments on Sunday, shuffling around skaters and goaltenders into two groups of relatively veteran players and another faction of younger players.

The moves allowed head coach Glen Gulutzan to get several of his regular players skating together and gave him a better look at prospects.

"I'm not as familiar as management is with this other group, insofar as some of the young players. I wanted to get them away so I could differentiate them a little bit better myself and get a better read because some of these guys are going to get some games," said Gulutzan.

As a result of the shuffling, lines and defence pairings were altered:

Group 1 (9:00 a.m. skate)

FORWARDS

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland

Troy Brouwer - Mark Jankowski - Andrew Mangiapane

Joseph Cramarossa - Freddie Hamilton - Tanner Glass

Hunter Shinkaruk - Matt Stajan - Curtis Lazar

DEFENCE

TJ Brodie - Travis Hamonic

Brett Kulak - Michael Stone

Tyler Wotherspoon - Oliver Kylington

Group 2 (11:00 a.m. skate)

FORWARDS

Rod Pelley / Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Emile Poirier

Kris Versteeg - Sam Bennett - Spencer Foo

Morgan Klimchuk - Marek Hrivik - Michael Frolik

Luke Gazdic - Dillon Dube - Garnet Hathaway

DEFENCE

Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton

Juuso Valimaki - Rasmus Andersson

Matt Bartkowski - Josh Healey / Adam Ollas Mattsson

* Tkachuk left practice early and Pelley took his place on that line. As per Gulutzan, the move was precautionary.

"His hip was bugging him a little bit. We didn't want to go anywhere near it … like last year, we feel that we have managed a lot of the injuries pretty well and there's no need to see if that gets worse. No injury - just a precaution."

Group 3 (1:00 p.m. skate)

FORWARDS

Austin Carroll - Adam Ruzicka - Brett Pollock

Brad Morrison - Glenn Gawdin - Matthew Phillips

Sam Dove-McFalls - Mark Rassell - Hunter Smith

Brett Findley - Ben Hawerchuk - Daniel Maggio

DEFENCE

Kayle Doetzel - Dylan Olsen

Cliff Watson - Sam Ruopp

Tyson Helgesen - Oleg Yevenko

The Flames have three forwards in attendance but not skating: right wing Zach Fischer, left wing Joel Lowry and right wing Daniel Pribyl. All have been listed as injured.

Out of the three, Pribyl's injury is the most serious.

"I believe it's his ACL and he's going to be out for awhile," Gulutzan said.

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