Colin Dambrauskas: Flames Sign Russell, Flames @ Flyers Post Game, The Olympic Break

Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD As I mentioned over Twitter last week, the Flames have been in discussion with 26 year old defenseman Kris Russell regarding contract extensions, and both parties have come to an agreement. Russell has signed a two year deal worth $5.2M, with an AAV of $2.6M. Since being acquired from the St Louis Blues in exchange for a 5th round draft...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames Extend Kris Russell by   Curtis Morrison

The Calgary Flames have resigned defenseman Kris Russell to a two-year deal worth 2.6 million dollars annually, a total of 5.2 million dollars over the course of the deal. He previously signed a one-year, 1.5 million dollar contract with the team in the 2013 offseason. Russell is having a career year on offense for the Flames, recording 20 points in [...]
Via The Hockey House
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Sign Kris Russell To Two-Year Deal

The Calgary Flames don’t have much in the way of good fortune this year. They are the second-worst team in the Western Conference and are in the bottom five of the NHL. However, there are bright spots in their lineup. Sean Monahan has proved to be a great pick and will only get better. Their goaltending hasn’t been horrible this season, although Karri Ramo hasn’t come as advertised...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New Contract For Kris Russell In Calgary

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a two year contract. Russell, a native of Red Deer, Alberta, has played 44 games this season with the Flames netting four goals and adding 16 assists for 20 points. The Flames acquired Russell from St. Louis this past off-season in exchange for Calgary’s 5th round selection in...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Russell in Contract Negotiations With Flames

Kris Russell has been one of the most surprising players for the Calgary Flames. After being acquired in the off-season for a fifth-round pick from the St. Louis Blues, he has been a force on the Flames blue line. In 42 games with the Flames, Russell has amassed four goals and 15 assists for 19 points. Not Earth-shattering totals but in Calgary, that type of production from a defenseman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames happy to see return of workhorse blueliner

The July sign-and-trade that brought Kris Russell into the Calgary Flames’ fold was a mere footnote on a busy summer transaction wire. But the 26-year-old defenceman’s acquisition from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft has proven to be one of the best under-the-radar moves made by jettisoned GM Jay Feaster, as Russell took on a top...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Breen, Smith, Galiardi get opportunity to shine for injury-riddled Flames

The injury woes continue for the Calgary Flames. The team was banged up in Steel City in a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon, losing veteran forward Curtis Glencross and sturdy rearguard Kris Russell, who both left the game with apparent knee injuries. “If you look at the replay from yesterday, it doesn’t look very good,” Flames bench boss Bob Hartley...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks edge Flames 3-2 in OT

Brad Stuart scored 1:13 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Stuart joined the rush and broke for the net and had Joe Thornton's shot deflect off him and past Reto Berra for the winner. Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau also scored for San Jose (11-2-5). The Sharks snapped a five-game winless skid. During the span, they...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 11/4/13

I hope I'm not keeping you from something.... The Top Line Not much consensus on the top story today, however I CAN say there were two very different stories on the Avs. ESPN, TSN   Scoreboard Dallas 4, Ottawa 3 (SO) - Craig Anderson left on a stretcher, but it sounds like it was just a stiff neck. ASAS Calgary 3, Chicago 2 (OT) - Kris Russell is...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Sunday: Reto Berra and Flames beat Blackhawks; Dallas and Minnesota Winners

Calgary 3 – Chicago 2 Rookie goaltender Reto Berra made 42 of 44 save attempts and Kris Russell powered Calgary past the Blackhawks 92 seconds into overtime on Sunday to power Calgary past Chicago 3-2.  The 26-year-old Berra has just been called up from Abbotsford in the American Hockey League and Calgary coach Bob Hartley wasted no time throwing him into the fire in his first...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames beat Blackhawks in overtime

Reto Berra had the jitters before his first NHL game. It just didn't show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. ''I was really nervous, but right before the game when I was sitting in here,'' Berra said, ''I just said...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames beat Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime

Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, Reto Berra made 42 saves in his first NHL game and the Calgary Flames defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night. Russell's shot from the blue line clanked off the crossbar and past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, ending Calgary's 10-game losing streak in Chicago. The Flames won at the United Center for the first time since...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Outlook for Week 5

The waiver wire is a place where owners overreact and let good players go when they see little production over a small period of time. As the NHL season enters its fifth full week, star players are shining bright, off-the-radar players are now blips on the radar, and disappointments (see: Flyers, Philadelphia) are working their way down to zero percent ownership. This cannot be...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Calgary Flames Are Not Targeting Mason Raymond

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! In recent weeks, Jay Feaster has brought in a couple hometown boys in T.J. Galiardi (Calgary) and Kris Russell (Red Deer, Alberta). Though it'd make for a good story, it doesn't appear he's going to do it again. The Calgary Flames, who were rumored to be targeting Calgary native, Mason Raymond, are reportedly not very...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Calgary Flames: What's In Store On Day Two?

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! Jay Feaster was very active on the first day of free agency, but not in the way most people expected. Rather than throwing big money at top free agents, Feaster elected to retain some of his own players. Most notably, Feaster signed Karri Ramo and Corban Knight, gave a one-year contract extension to Chris Butler, and traded for...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames sign goaltender Ramo, trade for Russell

The Calgary Flames signed Finnish goaltender Karri Ramo on Friday. Ramo joins Miikka Kiprusoff, Reto Berra and Joey MacDonald as goalies under contract with the Flames. Calgary awaits a decision from Kiprusoff on whether the 36-year-old veteran will retire or return to the NHL for the final year of his contract. But the Flames were already ushering in the post-Kiprusoff era by...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues trade Kris Russell, agree to a one-year deal with Keith Aucoin

As the NHL Free Agency period officially got underway today, the Blues have made some noise. The Calgary Flames have acquired former Blues defenseman Kris Russell in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014. Right after the trade to Calgary, the Blues and former New York Islanders center Keith Aucoin had agreed to a one-year deal worth $625K. Aucoin, 34, played in 41 games last...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues trade Russell to Calgary for draft pick

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues announced today that they have acquired the Calgary Flames' fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Kris Russell. Russell played 33 games with St. Louis this season netting one goal and adding six assists for seven points along with nine penalty minutes. He has played 364 career NHL games scoring 23 goals and 72 assists...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues Deal Kris Russell to Calgary Flames by   Randall Ritchey

The St. Louis Blues have dealt defensemen Kris Russell to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft. Russell has played on a pair with Roman Polak the last two seasons and has played well. He was knocked out of the line up when the Blues acquired Jordan Leopold last year. Russell [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues trade Kris Russell to Calgary

The Blues have traded Kris Russell to Calgary in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014. The move is one that has many fans scratching their heads considering Russell went through waivers - and cleared waivers - earlier this week. Instead of claiming him then, the Flames elected to wait and deal an asset to the Blues.  Interesting strategy, Calgary.  This entire...
Via Frozen Notes
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues extend qualifying offers to eight players, place Kris Russell on waivers

The Blues have extended qualifying offers to eight players: Alex Pietrangelo, Chris Stewart, Jake Allen, Kris Russell, Evgeny Grachev, Philip McRae, Cade Fairchild and Tyler Shattock. By extending qualifying offers, the Blues will retain the negotiating rights for all eight players when the free agency period officially begins on July 5th.  After qualifying Russell...
Via Frozen Notes
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Steen's lone goal gives Preds another 1-0 loss

(Photo by: John Russell/Getty Images)   16:37 in the second period, Alexander Steen unknowingly scored the game winner for the St. Louis Blues in their 1-0 defeat over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Steen’s cannon from the left wing broke the scoreless stalemate and put the only goal on the scoreboard Tuesday night. This comes as little...
Via Fang Faction
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Dmitrij Jaskin might come straight to St. Louis

Recently the Blues announced that they had signed prospect Dmitrij Jaskin to a three-year entry level contract. It was believed that the 20-year-old Jaskin would join the Peoria Rivermen upon arriving in the United States. The thought was that Jaskin would spend the remainder of the year in the AHL with a small chance he might see NHL action if the team needed help up front.  ...
Via Frozen Notes
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes & Stats: Blues 1, Red Wings 0

Make it four consecutive victories. The St. Louis Blues had an early game on Sunday afternoon, taking on the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The game was a critical match between the 7th team in the West (Detroit) and the 8th team (St. Louis).  The Blues emerged victorious by a score of 1-0, thanks to a goal from Chris Porter. Porter's goal capped off an enormous week for...
Via Frozen Notes
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Nashville falls to Edmonton 3-2, sets up a pivotal showdown with Columbus on Tuesday

Photo Credit: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images After a inexplicable series of events Sunday night against Edmonton to drop the game 3-2 and stretch their losing streak to 3 games, the Predators are now mired in a 4-9-2 slump. This sets up a strangely familiar and very important match-up with Central Division foe Columbus on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena. Most won’t (and don’t...
Via The Predatorial
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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