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Versteeg to Sign... in Calgary

The rumoured announcement that the Oilers were set to sign forward Kris Versteeg appears to be premature. It looks as though the Calgary Flames have swooped in and scooped up Versteeg on a one-year, $950,000 contract.

While Versteeg was merely on a PTO and could have been signed by any team at any time, this has to be seen as a loss to the Oilers. Versteeg was looking to be a smart depth addition for Edmonton, giving players like Jesse Puljujarvi time in the AHL or lower on the depth chart to get accustomed to the NHL ice surface size and speed of play.

More to come as the announcement is made official.

* Update: Coach Todd McLellan has stated that Edmonton offered Versteeg a contract and he simply chose the Flames. Looks like playing time and position on the roster was the determining factor for Versteeg.

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