PROJECTED LINEUP - FLAMES @ SHARKS
Calgary's projected lines, pairings and starting goalieby TY PILSON @typilson / CalgaryFlames.com
The Flames will dress what head coach Bill Peters referred to as a 'half-and-half' lineup tonight against the Sharks.
The club called up eight players Thursday morning from the Stockton Heat to round the roster.
Peters said tonight will be an important game for many hopefuls to make a good impression on the coaching staff.
"You're running out of time, right," said Peters following the morning skate. "Everybody has to make evaluations, you've got to make decisions here, and we're down to two games - one after today. We left a lot of guys here at home to allow people to play and show us what it's all about. I think the calibre around the league has picked up here recently and it should be a good game tonight.
"I know this is San Jose's last game so I anticipate them dressing a close-to-NHL lineup and it will be a challenge for our guys," he added.
One player still battling to earn a spot is Tobias Reider. He will skate on a line with Alan Quine and Derek Ryan.
"It's pretty much the last time you can show yourself out there and I think it's a really important game," he echoed.
So far he's been happy with his performance in camp on a PTO.
"I've felt pretty good," he assessed. "I think I was fast, moved my feet a lot. And that' s when I play well. I said that early on in camp, and that's what I have to keep doing to create room for my teammates and get to the net."
Video: Bill Peters on his roster this evening in San Jose
Dillon Dube - Mark Jankowski - Andrew Mangiapane
Alan Quine - Derek Ryan - Tobias Reider
Justin Kirkland - Luke Philp - Buddy Robinson
Zac Rinaldo - Byron Froese - Devante Smith-Pelly
Andrew MacDonald - Rasmus Andersson
Oliver Kylington - Michael Stone
Brandon Davidson - Andrew Nielsen
Tonight's game will be streamed live on CalgaryFlames.com and the Flames' app. Regional broadcast restrictions apply.