Calgary has locked up defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year contract worth an annual average value of $6.75 million.
Although the acquisition and subsequent signing of Dougie Hamilton served as a temporary distraction, the focus in Calgary will now shift back to Mark Giordano's negotiations.
Mark Giordano and the Calgary Flames have started preliminary negotiations on a long-term extension.
Mark Giordano will be at the NHL Awards on Wednesday as a nominee for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The Calgary Flames will make re-signing Mark Giordano a priority this summer.
Don't expect Mark Giordano (biceps) to return before the end of the week.
It's difficult to tell how much progress he's making, but Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano was involved in practice on Saturday.
Mark Giordano has been named as a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community."
Mark Giordano (torn biceps) has started to skate.
Mark Giordano has been nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
There's at least a chance that Mark Giordano (torn biceps) might be available at some point if Calgary enjoys a lengthy playoff run.
Injured defenseman Mark Giordano (torn biceps) is traveling with the Flames on their current five game road trip.
Mark Giordano doesn't think Calgary's season is as good as over after he suffered a torn biceps tendon injury.
Mark Giordano will undergo surgery for a torn biceps tendon and he's out for the remainder of the season.