Cut by Vancouver Canucks, Brendan Morrison signs in Calgary
A day after seeing his hopes of playing for the Vancouver Canucks for a second time dashed, Brendan Morrison may come back to burn his former team.
The veteran centre and Pitt Meadows native has signed a one-year US$725,000 contract with the Calgary Flames.
Morrison was invited to Canucks training camp in Penticton and looked good in early pre-season appearances. But his second week of the exhibition schedule wasn't nearly as good as his first.
Morrison took an early penalty that led to a power play goal in Edmonton on September 26 and things seemed to start to go downhill from there. On October 3, he was released by the Canucks without a contract offer.
Despite Morrison's inability to crack the Canuck roster, it was evident from his preseason performance that he can still play in the National Hockey League, and clearly the Calgary Flames were paying attention. The Flames have all kinds of injuries among their forwards and were in need of healthy bodies with opening night (October 7) just days away.
So Morrison will get his chance to continue playing in the NHL. It won't be for the Vancouver Canucks—instead it'll be for their biggest rival.
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