The Calgary Flames have made moves to shore up their blueline with the departure of Roman Hamrlik and most likely Brad Stuart as well. Old nemesis from 2004, the former Tampa Bay Lighting D-man Cory Sarich has signed a five-year, $18 million contract with the Flames.

Sarich will bring some poise and also longevity to the blueline. At only 28, the product of Saskatoon spent the past seven seasons with Tampa Bay playing all 82 games in the past four.

Signing Sarich addressed the most pressing need for Flames general manger Darryl Sutter after Roman Hamrlik and Brad Stuart became free agents Sunday.

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