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Calgary signs Stempniak, Jones to two-year deals

Jun 29, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

Lee Stempniak

Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster continued to be a busy man on Thursday, agreeing to terms with free agent forwards Lee Stempniak and Blair Jones.

Stempniak, 29, agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with an average annual cap hit of $2.5 million.

The veteran winger has seen his production (though not his earnings) plummet since scoring 27 goals with St. Louis in 2006-07. That effort that netted him a three-year, $7.5 million deal from the Blues.

Last season, Stempniak had 14G-14A-28 points for the Flames in 61 games, missing a large chunk of time to an ankle injury.

Jones, 25, agreed to a two-year, $1.3 million deal after receiving a qualifying offer earlier in the week. The former Tampa Bay center was acquired by Calgary in January and debuted nicely for the Flames, but was lost for the season after breaking his ankle while blocking a shot in February.

With the moves, Calgary now has 21 players under contract for 2012-13 and roughly $8.5 million left in cap space. One would assume the Flames will be in the market for some help down the middle, as their current depth chart projects Jones, Roman Cervenka and Matt Stajan as the top three centers.

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  1. jernster21 - Jun 29, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    For Feaster’s sake, he better hope Hartley rights this ship otherwise he will likely be unemployed after this next season.

  2. mydadyourmom - Jun 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Wow. This is just getting absurd!

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