The bad luck for Ryan Culkin continues as the injury he sustained last night in the 6-3 loss to Edmonton will have him out for six to eight weeks. On top of this injury, last season Culkin only played 37 games due to a season ending wrist injury.
It seems Oliver Kylington is destined to be a 60th overall pick.
The skilled Swedish defencemen may play in Sweden next season, however, there are teams in North America who could certainly use his services. Hakan Loob, the president of hockey ops on Farjestad, one of the teams Kylington played for last year, said he believes Kylington should be in the AHL.
There's another option now, though, should Kylington end up in junior instead. He'd be joining last year's WHL eastern conference champions, the Brandon Wheat Kings. They're the team with Ivan Provorov, who was drafted seventh overall.
Can you imagine a Provorov-Kylington pairing? That's horrifying at junior. Seems like if the Flames pick makes his way over to North America, he'll be in a good spot, no matter what.
The Flames had a hell of a second round in the 2015 NHL entry draft. Between Hakan Loob's high praise for Oliver Kylington and now, Swedish hockey recognizing Rasmus Andersson as a potential player for next year's World Juniors tournament, the Flames' new defence prospect pool is looking rather improved..
Andersson is one of eight defencemen invited to the camp. This doesn't necessarily means he makes the team, but it's certainly not a bad thing, either!
#Flames Roster Updates: Jacob Markstrom has been placed on the Injured Reserve (retroactive Saturday, Feb. 20), Buddy Robinson and Zac Rinaldo have been activated to the roster from the taxi squad, and Oliver Kylington has been assigned to the taxi squad.