Flames sign Morrison to one-year, $725K contract Staff

10/4/2010 4:47:16 PM

Brendan Morrison wasn't out of a job for long.

After being released by the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, the 35-year old signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Canucks' divisional rivals the Calgary Flames on Monday.  The deal is worth $725,000.

Morrison, a native of Pitt Meadows, B.C., had 12 goals and 30 assists in 74 games with the Washington Capitals last season, but was unable to find a contract in the off-season.  He attended Canucks' camp on a tryout basis and had a solid pre-season, but he balked at the notion of a two-way contract.

In 829 regular season games split between the Canucks, Ducks, Stars and Capitals, Morrison has 187 goals and 360 assists.

The Flames have been looking to add a centre after a rash of injuries struck them down the middle.  Daymond Langkow, Matt Stajan and David Moss are all expected to miss time, while Olli Jokinen just returned from a back muscle injury.  Morrison should add some veteran experience and play-making ability and may well work his way on to one of the Flames' top two lines.