The Flames signed Devin Setoguchi to a one-year, $750K contract.
Setoguchi had 11 goals and 16 assists (27 points) in 75 games with the Jets last season. He is a long way from his days of 31 goals with the Sharks in 2008-09, but he could definitely chip in for the Flames this season.
The Flames have re-signed Joni Ortio to a two-year deal.
Ortio, 23, appeared in nine games for the Flames last season. He went 4-4- with a 2.52 GAA and .891 SV% in those contests. He will likely start the year in the AHL, but could be the goalie of the future for the Flames. If Jonas Hiller or Karri Ramo are to get hurt this season, Ortio will be the first netminder recalled from Abbotsford.
The Flames and Joe Colborne have agreed on a two-year, $2.55 million dollar deal.
Colborne, 24, had 28 points (10G / 18A) in 80 games with the Flames last season. The 6-foot-5 forward had a minus-17 rating while he averaged 14 minutes a night. He will continue to see bottom-6 minutes with a little bit of power-play time, but probably won't be enough to make him fantasy relevant.
The Flames have signed Deryk Engelland to a three-year deal worth $8.7 million.
Engelland had 12 points (6G / 6A) and 58 penalty minutes in 56 games with the Penguins last season. Engelland is a hard-nosed player who can play forward or defence. He is being overpaid, but the Flames had money to spend and now have some more grit in their lineup.
The Flames have signed Jonas Hiller to a two-year deal worth $9 million.
Hiller, 32, was kind of pushed out of town because of Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, but he signs with a team where the crease is clearly his. He was 29-13-7 with a 2.48 GAA and .911 SV% with Anaheim last year. The Flames will be a more difficult team to play behind, but having the number-1 job secured, his fantasy value remains high.
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.
The Flames have acquired Brandon Bollig from the Chicago Blackhawks for a third-round pick.
Bollig scored seven goals with seven assists and appeared in all 82 games with the Hawks last season. He brings a physical style of play to the Flames, but he likely won't help anyone's fantasy team next season.
Bollig was suspended for two games for boarding the Wild's defenseman Keith Ballard in game 4.
Bollig will miss game 5 and 6 because of the suspension and is expected to be replaced by Peter Regin in the Hawks' lineup tonight. It’s the first time Bollig has been fined or suspended in his three-year NHL career.
Hiller was the first goalie off of the ice at the Ducks morning skate.
Hiller was also the first off of the ice before Game 3 on Thursday, but it was Frederik Andersen who got the start. Andersen was injured in the contest and was not on the ice this morning, which suggests it will be Hiller in goal in game 4. However, much like in game 3 when Andersen was close behind Hiller leaving the gameday sake, rookie John GIbson was not far behind HIller leaving the ice this morning. We will know the goalie come pre-game warmups.
Hiller was the first goalie off of the ice in the Ducks morning skate, but Frederik Andersen was not far behind.
Hiller allowed two goals on 16 shots in a 3-1 loss in game 2. He has given up a total of five goals on 52 shots in two games so far, but has lost both. Being down 2-0 heading to L.A may force head coach Bruce Boudreau to go with Andersen in game 3. Andersen was 3-0 against Los Angeles this season. However, Hiller being off first suggests he will start, but we will wait for warmups.
Hiller will start in goal for the Ducks in game 2.
Hiller allowed three goals on 36 shots in a 3-2 OT loss to the Kings in game 1. With eight seconds left the Ducks were up 2-1, but Marian Gaborik tied it up at 19:53 of the third and then finished it 12:07 into OT. Hiller played very well in his first 2014 postseason start, but he will need to make that a trend because L.A has one of the best goalies in the world in the other crease.
Hiller stopped all 12 shots that he faced after replacing Frederik Andersen in the game 6 OT win over the Stars. Despite not a game in the first round, the Ducks will roll with Hiller in game 1 vs. the Kings after Andersen had a shaky six games. Hiller was 1-0-1 with a 0.96 GAA and .977 SV% vs. the Kings in the regular season.
Ramo allowed four goals on 26 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Jets on Friday. His three-game winning streak was snapped, but he will try to finish the season strong in his 40th game of the season tonight in Vancouver. Ramo has gone 8-8-4 with a 2.62 GAA and .911 SV% on the road this season.