The Flames announced the signing of soon-to-be thirty-nine year old centre Craig Conroy to a one-year deal today. The terms were not disclosed by the club, but the deal is allegedly a two-way contract at league minimum, as per the Herald's Vicki Hall. With the health of Daymond Langkow still in question and the ability of any of the other three centres currently on the roster to handle tough minutes at even strength on the penalty kill, retaining Conroy certainly makes sense for the Flames, especially at that dollar figure with a versatile contract.
I'm not sure whether or not Conroy makes the team is really a question, I think there's too much respect there; perhaps he'll retire if he gets demoted, because I can't imagine a thirty-nine year old player with a family wants to spend what is potentially his last season traipsing around the AHL, but who knows, he could prove to be a useful influence on what looks to be a very young Abbotsford team. What say you?