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Flames sign center Matt Stajan to 4-year contract extension

Jan. 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Calgary Flames center Matt Stajan has been signed to a four-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.

Stajan, a defensive specialist and key penalty-killer, was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season and had been rumored to be on the trade market.

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Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Calgary Sun reported it was for $12.5 million.

The 30-year-old Ontario native has notched seven goals and 17 points in 41 games and is considered a team leader in the locker room.

Stajan has compiled 116 goals and 328 points over 693 career games.

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