According to the Flames official twitter, the club has re-signed Brett Carson to a new, two-year deal. Incredibly, the official release also states the official terms of the deal (!): $550k, $600 for a cap hit of $575k.
Carson has been a ‘tweener since being picked by the Hurricanes in the fourth round 2004. He’s played in just 78 NHL games since turning pro in ’06, with the most being a 54 game stretch for Carolina in 2009-10. He’s a big guy at 6’4", 220 pounds but skates better than most men that size. He acquitted himself relatively well during his cup of coffee in town, at one point usurping a struggling (and apparently injured) Cory Sarich near the end of the year.
At 26-years old, it’s unlikey Carson will turn into anything more than a third pairing defender in the NHL. His deal is small enough in both term and dollars not to be any kind of risk and it gives the Flames a decent enough bottom of the rotation option should Pardy and Babchuk seek greener pastures.