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Flames sign Giordano to contract extension

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:13 PM ET

Mark Giordano is staying put at the Saddledome.

The Calgary Flames announced Friday afternoon that the smooth-skating defenceman - regarded as one of the most underrated blueliners in the NHL - has signed a five-year contract extension.

Terms of the new deal were not immediately available.

Giordano, 27, was slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Instead, he'll be wearing the Flaming C through the 2015-16 campaign.

The Flames signed Giordano as an undrafted free agent in 2004. In 205 career games in the NHL, he has scored 20 times and added 48 assists.


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