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Flames sign Butler for $2.5 million

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, Last Updated: 5:44 PM ET

The Calgary Flames signed defenseman Chris Butler to a two-year, $2.5 million contract on Friday.

Butler, 24, has played all three of his NHL seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, scoring five goals and posting 36 points. He has a plus-four rating in 155 games.

The Flames acquired Butler and forward Paul Byron in a draft day trade with Buffalo for defenseman Robyn Regehr, forward Ales Kotalik and a second round pick in 2012.


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