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Nikita Zadorov Is Back With The Flames

The large Russian defenceman will be manning the blue line again.

Edmonton Oilers v Calgary Flames - Game Five Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

After an afternoon of "meh" depth signings and watching Johnny Gaudreau walk to a Columbus, Calgary made another move that keeps a player at the Dome. The Flames and Nikita Zadorov came to terms on a two year contract that will pay him $3.75 million dollars per season.

Zadorov was a highly criticized signing last off season, but played very well for the Flames and anchored their bottom pairing with Erik Gudbranson.

The deal gives the Flames some security on the blue line and a physical presence they needed after his former partner in Gudbranson left for Columbus.