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Calgary Flames buy out final year of Michael Stone’s contract

NHL profile photo on Calgary Flames Michael Stone at a game against the Detroit Red Wings in Calgary, Alberta on Mar. 3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal

The Calgary Flames have agreed to buy out Michael Stone’s contract after the defenceman clears waivers.

Stone, 29, had a US$3.5 million cap hit in 2019-20, the final year of a three-year deal.

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According to capfriendly.com, the Flames’ cap hit will now be US$1.667 million each year for the next two seasons.

The Winnipeg native was limited to 14 games last season. He had no goals and five assists.

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For his career, Stone has 29 goals, 88 assists and 117 points in 439 games with the Flames and Arizona Coyotes.

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