Huselius back in the fold

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:23 AM ET

Darryl Sutter's to-do list is shrinking fast.

The Flames GM/head coach has but one key restricted free agent remaining to sign after apparently inking forward Kristian Huselius to a two-year contract.

According to the Swedish website Sportbladet, Huselius signed a deal worth $3 million US.

Sutter couldn't be reached yesterday to confirm the report.

Huselius, acquired via trade with Florida Dec. 2, collected 15 goals and 39 points in 54 regular-season clashes. He added two goals and four assists in the first-round playoff series loss to Anaheim.

He would have become a restricted free agent July 1.

Centre Matthew Lombardi is the lone NHL regular remaining as a restricted free agent.

As well, defenceman Tim Ramholt also reportedly signed a three-year entry-level contract with the team.

Drafted 39th overall in 2003, Ramholt played one season with Cape Breton of the QMJHL but has spent the last two seasons in his native Switzerland playing in that country's top league, a move that disappointed the club believing he was stunting his development.

There are still a handful of Flames destined for unrestricted free agency July 1. Goaltender Brian Boucher, defencemen Cale Hulse and Bryan Marchment and forwards Mike Leclerc, Shean Donovan and Craig MacDonald would all become free if not signed by then.

Forward Chris Simon has a one-year club option.


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