The Calgary Flames added three players to their reserve list on Friday as they made three selections in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Now, the Flames are entering one of the most turbulent — and important — periods in years. Here’s what’s to come!
Prospect development camp begins on Monday, with players arriving in town on Sunday and then beginning their scheduled schedule on Monday. According to Pat Steinberg’s conversation a few days ago with Flames head of player development Ray Edwards, don’t expect to see anyone who played with Stockton. The Heat ended their playoffs fairly recently and the club wants to give those players a little break before returning to training camp. (We expect further details from the club shortly.)
Qualifying offers are due for pending restricted free agents by Monday at 3:00 p.m. MT.
The deadline for the Flames to sign pending unrestricted free agents to eight-year contracts is Tuesday night at 9:59 p.m. MT. (We’re obviously talking about the futures of Nikita Zadorov, Trevor Lewis and Erik Gudbranson, and no one else.)
The free agency opens at 10 a.m. MT on Wednesdays. At this point, teams can sign UFAs (from any team), RFAs (from their own team), and RFAs can sign offer sheets with other teams or accept their qualifying offers.
Finally, the deadline for players to file for salary arbitration is 3:00 p.m. MT next Sunday (July 17). Once a player files for salary arbitration, they are no longer eligible to sign an offer sheet with another team. (However, they still retain the option of accepting their qualifying offer before it expires on July 22 at 3:00 p.m.)
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