Calgary Flames sign defenceman Cory Sarich to five-year deal

The Flames signed defenceman Cory Sarich to a five-year contract worth 18 million U.S.

Sarich spent the past seven seasons with Tampa Bay, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

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The 28-year-old from Saskatoon appeared in every game for the Lightning for the past four years.

Originally a draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres, Sarich has played 536 NHL games.