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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Flames' McLennan signs with Metallurg

Jamie McLennan

Soviet Sport is reporting that Calgary Flames goalie Jamie McLennan has an agreement in principle on a one-year deal with Metallurg Magnitorgorsk of the Russian Super League, and will be finalizing the contract and joining Metallurg at their training camp in Germany within the next few days.

McLennan, who appeared in only 9 games as the Flames' back-up goalie last season, still has 4 games left to serve on a 5-game suspension that he was given for his slash of Red Wings forward Johan Frazen during the playoffs.

Oddly enough, last season's starting goalie for Metallurg, Travis Scott, was fined during the Russian Super League playoffs last season after taking a wack at Ak Bars forward Alexander Stepanov and then getting into a fight with Ak Bars goalie Mika Noronen.

UPDATE 7/25/07 - Metallurg officially announced the signing on their web site today.