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Goloubef signs with Flames

Defenseman, who played for Canada in 2018 Olympics, would be eligible for playoffs

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Cody Goloubef signed with the Calgary Flames on Sunday for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The one-year contract is worth $650,000.

The 28-year-old defenseman was placed on waivers after signing the contract and, if he clears, will be sent to Stockton of the American Hockey League. However he would be eligible to be called up by the Flames at any point and could play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Goloubef recently played for Canada in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics He had two assists in six games as the Canadians won a bronze medal.

Selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round (No. 37) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Goloubef has played 129 NHL regular-season games for the Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche, and has 23 points (two goals, 21 assists). This season with Stockton, Goloubef had 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 34 games.

The Flames (32-22-9, 73 points), idle Sunday, are third in the Pacific Division, one point behind the San Jose Sharks. They are tied with the Anaheim Ducks (31-21-11), who are fourth in the division and hold the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

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