Flames sign NCAA free agent Kenney Morrison to 2-year, entry-level contract

Thomas Drance
March 19 2015 08:00PM


The Calgary Flames have signed Western Michigan defenseman Kenney Morrison, 23 to a two-year, entry-level contract, the club announced on Thursday.

Morrison's contract won't kick in until the 2015-16 league year (which begins on July 1), according to TSN's Bob Mckenzie. So in contrast with how the Flames offered to burn a year of Johnny Gaudreau's contract in order to entice him to sign and forgo his senior year of college hockey, Morrison will be available to sign a tryout deal with the Adirondack Flames and participate in the Calder Cup playoffs. He's recently done precisely that, according to McKenzie.

Read on past the jump.

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Flames' Giordano sent home; more detailed update coming Monday

Thomas Drance
March 01 2015 03:35PM

The Calgary Flames have sent injured defenseman Mark Giordano back to Alberta, and he will not be in the lineup on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Giordano sustained an upper-body injury when he fell awkwardly in a game last week against the New Jersey Devils. Though Giordano took the ice for the warmup skate ahead of this weekend's game against the New York Islanders, he was unable to play. 

He may be unable to play for a while, though the Flames aren't exactly being forthcoming about his timeline at the moment. 

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Flames' GM Treliving on Glencross trade: 'We're trying to navigate parallel paths'

Thomas Drance
March 01 2015 02:48PM

If the Curtis Glencross trade on Sunday tells us anything of long-term import about the Calgary Flames organization, it tells us that they're keeping their surprising success in perspective. 

Little was expected of the rebuilding Flames this season. They were widely regarded as a team that was too limited up front to hang with the big three from California, or even the aging Vancouver Canucks, in the tough Pacific Division. Instead, with 20 games to play, the Flames are in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race.

It's perhaps somewhat surprising to see a team that could sensibly have been looking to buy at the trade deadline, instead turn around and sell a still useful veteran piece like Glencross. Brad Treliving has a plan, it would appear, and he's sticking to it.

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Report: Flames hope to complete Curtis Glencross trade before Monday

Thomas Drance
February 28 2015 07:05PM

The Calgary Flames are hoping to trade Curtis Glencross long before the 11th hour of Monday's NHL trade deadline, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

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Flames recall Tyler Wotherspoon amid 'speculation' that Giordano may be out long-term

Thomas Drance
February 27 2015 08:07AM

Sometimes no news is bad news.

It was two days ago that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano left a game against the New Jersey Devils after being hooked by Devils winger Steve Bernier. The Norris Trophy candidate fell awkwardly, but the Flames had no update on his status after the game. They still don't.

On Friday, the Flames recalled defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Meanwhile the club still had no update on Giordano's status on Friday morning, even as rumours about his injury being a long-term situation became amplified.

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