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Flames sign Canuck Brendan Morrison


, Last Updated: 9:40 PM ET

The Calgary Flames have turned to an old foe to help them through their dearth of centres.

Long-time Vancouver Canuck Brendan Morrison signed with the club Monday, just a few days before the 2010-11 regular season opens Thursday in Edmonton. Reportedly it’s a one-year, US750,000 contract.

Morrison, 35, was in the Vancouver Canucks camp on a tryout agreement, but was released on the weekend.

The centre, who spent last season with the Washington Capitals, has played 829 NHL regular season games, in which he’s collected 187 goals and 360 assists.

Last season, he had 12 goals and 30 assists in 74 games.

The Flames have found themselves in a bind at centre with injuries to Daymond Langkow, Matt Stajan and even converted winger David Moss.