Brendan Morrison Re-Signs With Flames for One Year, $1.25M

CALGARY AB - FEBRUARY 19: Brendan Morrison #8 of the Calgary Flames skates out for the practice session the day before the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic at McMahon Stadium on February 19 2011 in Calgary Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

After rumours that the two sides had reached a deal leaked earlier today via Twitter, the Flames have now confirmed the signing of 35-year old Brendan Morrison to a one-year deal worth $1.25M. Morrison has spent his off-season recovering from a knee injury and likely won't be ready for training camp or the start of the season, according to Jay Feaster. 

With this signing, you have to think the Flames are pretty well finished as far as off-season additions go. Barring any further moves, they'll have some cap flexibility if he starts the year on LTIR, but that's about it. Morrison proved to a serviceable last-minute addition to the club last season when the severity of Daymond Langkow's injury was made apparent, but whether or not he'll be able to match his 2009-10 production this coming season remains up for debate, as does his role on the team and position on the Flames' depth chart, once again overcrowded with natural centres. 

Retaining Morrison for one more year is an agreeable depth move, if nothing else, although the Flames probably could have picked up another player to serve such purposes on the free agent market for replacement-level money. 

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