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Cammalleri's deal with Devils didn't suit Flames

Sniper Michael Cammalleri has packed his bags for his trip to Jersey. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI...

Sniper Michael Cammalleri has packed his bags for his trip to Jersey. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency/Files)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:16 AM ET

CALGARY - Michael Cammalleri could have a sure-fire Hockey Hall-of-Famer working on his right wing next season.

Yeah … another one.

Cammalleri, who enjoyed his best season while skating alongside Jarome Iginla in Calgary, said “so-long” to the Flames during the first hour of Tuesday’s free-agent frenzy, declining an offer to stick around the Saddledome and instead signing a five-year, US$25-million deal with the New Jersey Devils.

“Jarome Iginla called to congratulate me, and said, ‘Pretty cool to get to play with (Jaromir) Jagr.’ That was a little tidbit from Jarome,” Cammalleri said, referring to his former teammate and the newest member of the Colorado Avalanche.

“(Jagr) is a legend of our game, for sure.”

The 42-year-old Jagr is, indeed, one of the most dangerous snipers in NHL history. But that’s probably not the primary reason Cammalleri will be skating in The Swamp next season.


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