Flames Sign Morrison

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 02: Brendan Morrison #9 of the Washington Capitals looks on against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on January 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Capitals 2-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames have officially signed forward Brendan Morrison to a contract.  Numerous sources are now reporting it’s a one year deal worth $725,000.  It comes after a rash of injuries which have seen Calgary centres Daymond Langkow, Matt Stajan, David Moss and Ryan Stone all sidelined.

Morrison had been on a preseason tryout with the Vancouver Canucks, a team he played parts of eight seasons with.  After one year stops in Dallas and Anaheim over the last few seasons, he found himself with the Washington Capitals last year, posting 12 goals and 42 points in 74 games.

Morrison turned 35 in August and his puck distribution skills could certainly be used as an asset on the team.  The cap hit isn’t huge, and even with moderate results this season, it is probably viewed as a low risk signing by many. 

  • Graham

    Morrison’s signing sounds like bad news for Backlunds hopes of staying in the NHL this year.
    Stajan returns, dropping Morrison to the third line, with Backlund going down to Abbotsford.

    • That’s certainly possible. My assumption in the middle of August (when Langkow was skating) was that Backlund would play in Abby this year anyways.

      That said, if the kid takes some kind of big step forward and starts knocking it out of the park, I doubt the team will demote him whenever everyone gets healthy.

  • MC Hockey

    HI all, You are all forgetting the FLames at 2.575 over the cap and the CBA does NOT allow that just because a 4.5M salary )(Langkow) is out. You can only “replace” the salaries for injured guys with new guys if you are already under the cap if you read CBA carefully. Big Flames salary dump move to come. I guarantee it by THursday.