The Calgary Flames had a busy Thursday, acquiring goaltender Eddie Lack, defensive prospect Ryan Murphy, and a seventh-round-pick in 2019 from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Keegan Kanzig and a 2019 sixth- rounder.
With the acquisition of Scott Darling by Carolina, Lack was left as the outsider in net. His role in Calgary will likely be to backup Mike Smith, who the Flames also recently traded for. Last season, Lack posted a save percentage of .902 with a goals against average of 2.64. The Hurricanes will retain 50% of Lack’s salary in the trade.
Murphy was drafted 12th overall by Carolina in 2011 but has yet to stick in the NHL. He recorded 2 assists in 27 games with the Hurricanes.
Kanzig, a third-round draft choice by Calgary in 2013, spent the majority of last season with the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL, posting 5 points in 40 games.
Earlier in the day, the Flames signed Kris Versteeg to a one-year extension worth $1.75 million. After signing a one-year $950,000 deal last season, Versteeg recorded 15 goals and 22 assists in 69 games as well as 1 goal and 3 assists during the playoffs.