5:58 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Flames cut Sven Baertschi, Josh Jooris, Joni Ortio

Flames cut Sven Baertschi, Josh Jooris, Joni Ortio

Twenty-seven players remain in camp. Four still have to be cut. "Always earned, never given." That's the slogan the Flames have been trotting out this preseason. It means that there are no guaranteed spots. You need to work for your spot, and if you don't earn it, you will be cut. It is not feasible in a cap league and the Flames should really stop saying it, because it's clearly bullshit. Joni Ortio was going down no matter what. He'll be Adirondack's starter, and hopefully improve on a stellar rookie season. That leaves the two forwards, though, both of who made compelling cases to stay...
Rotoworld Oct 5, 2014

Flames send Ortio to AHL - Joni Ortio (G) Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames have assigned Joni Ortio to the Adirondack Flames of the AHL.

Flames vs. Coyotes recap: Fighting for spots

There isn't much room on the roster, but several Flames prospects spent the night showing they deserve to make it. Sylvan Lake won Kraft Hockeyville and got to host a preseason game between the Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes. They weren't disappointed, as both teams combined to put on a hell of a show for them - especially a number of Flames prospects fighting to make the roster. First Period It was the Coyotes putting on the pressure to start the game. Much of the game's beginning was spent buzzing around the Flames' net, but Joni Ortio was able to foil the Yotes' chances at the...

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