Twenty current Golden Eagles, two junior players, three collegians and a member of Team Canada have been named on the Salt Lake franchise's 26-man playoff roster that had to be tendered to the International Hockey League by Tuesday.
No other players may be placed on the Eagle roster except on a strictly enforced emergency injury basis.The list includes all of the current Eagles, including defenseman Brian Glynn, who was called up to the Calgary Flames as an injury fill-in on Monday, and Mark Holmes and Jeff Wenaas, who are nursing injuries.
The other six players are men the Calgary Flames could send to the Eagles once their junior or college teams are knocked out of playoffs, the way the Flames sent Peter Lappin and Theoren Fleury to the Eagles late last season.
Three of those players were on the Flames' training camp roster last fall - defenseman Kevin Grant of Kitchener (a junior team), left wing Stephane Mattau of Hull (juniors) and left wing Bryan Deasley, who's a member of Team Canada and available if needed. The other three would be complete newcomers - Boston College left winger Tim Sweeney, who leads his college league in scoring; Northern Michigan University defenseman Darryl Olsen and U. of Vermont defenseman Jerry Tarrant.
No current members of the parent Flames, except Glynn, are on the Eagles' playoff roster, meaning no one will be sent down through the end of the playoffs.
The Eagles open a three-game stand against the Fort Wayne Komets in the Salt Palace Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, all games at 7 p.m. Following those games, there will only be four more home games in the regular season.