The Flames acquired the two pieces acting GM Jay Feaster said he was trying to address, a depth defenceman in former Calgary Hitmen Brett Carson, and a top-nine forward in Fredrik Modin.
Modin has quite the history with Feaster. He was part of the 2004 Stanley Cup team which beat the Flames in the final.
Modin was nabbed for a seventh-round draft pick from the Atlanta Thrashers, while Carson was claimed off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, the NHL’s trade deadline.
In 36 games this season, Modin collected just seven goals and 10 points. Where he’ll fit into the Flames roster remains up in the air, but the big left winger is an option on the third line.