The last two pieces of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles' puzzle were locked into place Wednesday afternoon when the Calgary Flames dispatched goaltender Doug Dadswell and defenseman Brian Glynn in time for them to make the first road trip of the season.
Both were members of the Flames' NHL team all last season.Dadswell is a third-year pro, having spent a year in Moncton of the American League, too. He was Mike Vernon's backup with the Flames last season until they traded in March for Rick Wamsley, an established NHL vet. Dadswell, 24, had a 4.37 goals-against average through 25 Flame games.
Glynn, 21, 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, was often a member of one of the NHL's best power-play units, and Eagle Coach Paul Baxter sees him on the point. He had five goals and 14 assists in 67 games with Calgary last season as a rookie and first-year pro.
The Eagle roster is now at 22 with Wednesday's earlier reassignment of Terry Perkins to Binghamton (AHL).
The two new players were scheduled to be on the Eagles' plane Thursday morning for Milwaukee, where Salt Lake opens its IHL season Friday at the new Bradley Center. The Eagles play at Indianapolis Saturday, then open the home season in the Salt Palace Tuesday.