Report: Flames looking to add right-side defenseman

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The Calgary Flames aren't done adding to the roster this offseason.

General manager Brad Treliving is looking to add an experienced right-side defenseman, TSN's Darren Dreger reported Thursday.

The Flames lost longtime rearguard T.J. Brodie, who played the right side on the club's top pair, in free agency this offseason. Treliving added Chris Tanev to fill that void, but hopes to add more depth on the blue line.

Here's how Calgary's back end currently shapes up:

Mark Giordano Chris Tanev
Noah Hanifin Rasmus Anderson
Juuso Valimaki
Oliver Kylington
Nikita Nesterov

Sami Vatanen and former Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic are intriguing right-side options, but Calgary has just $1 million in projected cap space and still needs to sign Oliver Kylington - a restricted free agent - to a new deal.

More realistic free-agent options include veterans Andy Greene and Ron Hainsey. The Flames could address their need via trade as well.

Calgary finished 17th defensively in 2019-20, allowing 3.03 goals against per game.

Report: Flames looking to add right-side defenseman
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