With a number of changes expected to come out of Calgary this off-season, the reshaping of the Flames' defensive corps could continue.
The Flames already moved Dion Phaneuf to Toronto on Jan. 31. There have been plenty of question-marks surrounding the fate of fellow blueliner Robyn Regehr, prompting speculation that he could be dealt this summer.
Regehr has three-years remaining on his current contract with an annual cap hit of $4.02 million.
The Edmonton Journal suggests the Washington Capitals may be interested in Regehr and could give up one of their top-tier second-line players in return, with Eric Fehr and Tomas Fleischman being suggested.
The Flames have approximately $53 million already committed to next season's payroll, with the salary cap expected to climb to $57.7 million.
Forwards Craig Conroy, Chris Higgins, Brian McGrattan, Jamal Mayers and Eric Nystrom are not expected to be back with the club next season.
Impending restricted free agent Ian White has evolved into a quality top-four defenseman and could assume Regehr's spot on the blueline if the Flames make a move.