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Mark Cundari

Flames re-sign Cundari to one-year deal


It’s the signing you’ve all been waiting for this summer.

The Calgary Flames announced they’ve re-signed depth defenseman Mark Cundari to a one-year two-way deal. He appeared in four games for the Flames last season just as he did the season prior. In eight career games in the NHL, he has a goal and two assists.

Cundari, 24, was acquired from the St. Louis Blues on April 1, 2013 in the deal that sent Jay Bouwmeester out of Calgary. He’ll compete against Tyler Wotherspoon for a shot at the Flames opening day roster, but the 5-foot-9 200 pound blue liner is expected to spend most of next season in Glens Falls, NY with the Adirondack Flames.

Flames hand one-year deals to Bouma, Byron

The Calgary Flames made some more small signings on Saturday, agreeing to one-year, two-way contracts with forwards Lance Bouma and Paul Byron.

Bouma, 23, would make $577,500 at the NHL level and $100K in the AHL while Byron, 24, gets $643,500 in the NHL and $125K in the AHL.

Each forward has a decent amount of NHL experience.

Bouma has played 43 games between 2010-11 (16 GP) and 2011-12 (27 GP), all with the Flames. He scored four points in those 43 contests.

Byron has 34 games on his NHL resume, with 26 coming for Calgary, including his one-assist, four-game stint in 2013.

The Flames have been taking care of business lately, as they also signed second-rounder Patrick Sieloff this weekend and inked a deal with defenseman Mark Cundari earlier this week.

PHT Morning Skate: Lukas Sutter has something to prove

Lukas Sutter, 39th overall pick by the Winnipeg Jets, walks on the draft floor during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
(June 22, 2012 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)
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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

A look at the NHL 94 mode in EA Sports’ NHL 14. (Puck Daddy)

Nineteen-year-old forward Lukas Sutter entered the Winnipeg Jets’ development camp with a chip on his shoulder after his rough 2012-13 campaign. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Edmonton Oilers decision to sign Denis Grebeshkov could be bad news for Corey Potter. (Edmonton Journal)

There might be an opening for a forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins going into training camp and prospects Jayson Megna and Adam Payerl are potential competitors for it. (McKeesport Daily News)

Dayn Belfour, the son of retired NHL goaltender Ed Belfour, has parted ways with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. (College Hockey News)

Defenseman Mark Cundari, 23, has re-signed with the Calgary Flames. (Calgary Sun)

Flames look to keep pending RFA’s Backlund, Brodie

Calgary Flames v Los Angeles Kings

The Calgary Flames will look to keep a quartet of pending restricted free agents, and, as Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports, the paper work had to be filed by Tuesday.

Here is a snippet of what Sportak wrote on Monday. Read the full version here.

The first order of business is the offer sheets to the RFA class which consists of centre Mikael Backlund and defencemen T.J. Brodie, Chris Butler and Mark Cundari from the NHL roster. (That said, all of that paperwork is likely already filed.)

All four of those players are seen as key parts going forward for the rebuilding club. In fact, all four will be expected to take a bigger role with the Flames next season.

Backlund and Brodie are two players the Flames would be smart to bring back, especially at this stage in the franchise.

Both are original draft picks of the Flames, having worked their way up through the American Hockey League ranks with the Abbotsford Heat, and are still in the early stages of their NHL careers.

Last season, Backlund, a 24-year-old center, contributed 16 points in 32 regular season games for Calgary. Brodie, a 23-year-old smooth-skating defenseman with huge offensive upside, had 14 points in 47 games.

The Flames had been busy in the days leading up to the NHL Draft.

Last week, the Flames picked up right winger David Jones and defenseman Shane O’Brien from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Alex Tanguay and defenceman Cory Sarich.

It has also become evident that general manager Jay Feaster is trying desperately to trade forward Mike Cammalleri.