The Flames have signed Mason Raymond to a three-year deal worth $9.5 million.
After scoring 19 goals with 26 assists while only making $1 million with Toronto last season, Raymond, 28, cashed in and singed a three-year deal with the Flames. Raymond has an abundance of speed and will help the Flames top-6 in 2014-15.
Raymond has been moved to the Maple Leafs top line with James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel.
Raymond was shifted to the first line in the third period of Saturday's loss to the Bruins. The speedy winger remained on the top-line in Monday's practice so it appears he will play there on Wednesday vs. Minnesota. Raymond has five goals and six assists in 17 games.
Raymond has a legitimate shot at making the Maple Leafs.
Raymond has a history with Leafs GM Dave Nonis. Despite Toronto’s precarious situation with the salary cap, the GM has vowed to do the necessary roster juggling to free up a spot if Raymond merits one. The 27-year-old left-winger became an unrestricted free agent for the first time and failed to land the multi-year deal he was looking for once the market opened on July 5. Raymond is a former 25-goal and 50-point player who will bring a lot of speed to the Maple Leafs roster, should he make it.
Canucks associate coach Rick Bowness, confirmed that both Mason Raymond and Dale Weise will be back in the lineup.
Raymond has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. Raymond will slide back onto a line alongside Andrew Ebbett and Zack Kassian, taking the place of Nicklas Jensen who was sent back to Chicago (AHL) yesterday.