Flames sign goaltender Ramo, trade for Russell
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Calgary Flames signed Finnish goaltender Karri Ramo on Friday.
Ramo joins Miikka Kiprusoff, Reto Berra and Joey MacDonald as goalies under contract with the Flames.
Calgary awaits a decision from Kiprusoff on whether the 36-year-old veteran will retire or return to the NHL for the final year of his contract.
But the Flames were already ushering in the post-Kiprusoff era by signing Ramo to a two-year contract worth $5.5 million.
Calgary also picked up defenseman Kris Russell from the St. Louis Blues, finalized contract terms with center Corban Knight and re-signed center Greg Nemiscz to a one-year extension worth $725,000.
In other moves, the Flames signed defenseman Chris Butler to a one-year extension and minor-league defenseman Chad Billins to a one-year contract.