Three former Mavericks were in action Wednesday night and hoping to make an impression on their respective NHL teams before opening-night rosters are set.
Grant Stevenson played 13:27 for the Calgary Flames in a 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Reports out of Calgary have said that Stevenson is one of about four players vying for the team's final forward spot.
Steve Wagner played 19:37 and was minus-1 in the St. Louis Blues' 7-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Blues trimmed their roster to 28 today, sending four players to the minors, but Wagner, a defenseman, was not on the list. St. Louis has two preseason games remaining. David Backes, who appears to be a lock to make the big club, did not play Wednesday.
Tim Jackman is trying to make a different kind of impression on the New York Islanders. He dropped the gloves twice in the second period in a 6-1 slugfest against the New Jersey Devils.
Meanwhile, Ryan Carter is living the good life, hanging out in London this week with the Anaheim Ducks.