Flames sign defenceman Michael Stone to one-year, $700K contract

Calgary Flames' Michael Stone (26) pushes Winnipeg Jets' Matt Hendricks to the ice during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, on Jan. 20, 2018. The Calgary Flames have agreed to buy out Michael Stone's contract after the defenceman clears waivers. Stone, 29, had a US$3.5 million cap hit in 2019-20, the final year of a three-year deal. (Todd Korol/CP)

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames are bringing Michael Stone back after buying out the defenceman’s contract.

The Flames and Stone agreed to a one-year contract worth US$700,000, the team announced Wednesday.

Calgary bought out the final season of Stone’s previous three-year deal — a $3.5-million cap hit — after he cleared waivers in August.

The 29-year-old from Winnipeg had five assists in just 14 games played last season because of a blood clot in his arm.

Stone appeared in all 82 games in 2017-18 recording three goals and seven assists.

The six-foot-three, 210-pound defender has a career 29 goals, 88 assists and 117 points in 439 games with Calgary and the Arizona Coyotes.

The Flames report for physicals Thursday and open training camp Friday.

September 11, 2019

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Michael Stone
Defence
AGE: 29
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$700,000
TOTAL:
$700,000

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