Flames invite veteran MacDonald to camp on PTO
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The Calgary Flames have invited free-agent defenseman Andrew MacDonald to training camp on a professional tryout agreement, the team announced Thursday.

MacDonald, 32, signed a six-year, $30-million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers ahead of the 2014-15 season, but the Flyers bought him out in June with one year remaining on the deal.

Flames general manager Brad Treliving recently expressed interest in acquiring another defenseman after 20-year-old rearguard Juuso Valimaki tore his ACL during an August training session.

MacDonald recorded nine assists and averaged 16:24 of ice time over 47 contests with the Flyers last season. The veteran blue-liner has tallied 28 goals and 161 points in 586 career contests.

The Flames have $7.76 million in projected cap space with restricted free-agent forwards Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane in need of new contracts, according to CapFriendly.

Calgary bought out the final season of defenseman Michael Stone's contract earlier in August.

Flames invite veteran MacDonald to camp on PTO
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