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Calgary's projected lines, D pairings and starting goaltender

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

Roster evaluations continue this evening when the Flames make the trek to Edmonton to face the Oilers (7:00 p.m. MT, streamed on - broadcast restrictions apply).

Up front, there will be plenty of players pushing for a regular roster spot or a contract in the lineup with the likes of Ryan Lomberg, Alan Quine, Glenn Gawdin, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Zac Rinaldo dressing for the pre-season tilt.

Winger Andrew Mangiapane will also get in his first pre-season game since signing a one-year deal with the club earlier this month.

"I'm looking forward to seeing him play," head coach Bill Peters said. "Talking to him, he feels good. He had a good summer. The coaches feel he looks sharp. I haven't been able to see him practice because I'm watching different guys but I know what Mangi is all about and I'm looking forward to seeing him play."

On the blueline, newcomers Brandon Davidson and Alexander Yelesin will get another chance to showcase their skill sets.

In net, David Rittich will get the start. He will play for at least 30 minutes, with the coaching staff will make an in-game determination about how long he will stay in. Jon Gillies will back him up this evening.


Sam Bennett - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik

Andrew Mangiapane - Mark Jankowski - Elias Lindholm

Dillon Dube - Alan Quine - Devante Smith-Pelly

Ryan Lomberg - Glenn Gawdin - Zac Rinaldo


Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic

Oliver Kylington - Michael Stone

Brandon Davidson - Alexander Yelesin


David Rittich

Jon Gillies

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