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It appears that Mike Cammalleri will exit Calgary

03/04/2014 at 2:08am EST

Via Chris Nichols, the Calgary Sun's Eric Francis reports that the Calgary Flames are going to trade Mike Cammalleri as the 31-year-old mini-mite is intent upon testing the unrestricted free agent marketplace:

Flames acting GM Brian Burke revealed last week the Flames offered Cammalleri a contract extension, one which is almost certainly several million dollars less a year than he will get on the open market.

So he will leave Calgary via trade. He has submitted a list of seven teams he would not go to — as per his contractual rights — and will now wait to hear his fate.

Only question now is how much he will go for. If Burke can wrangle up a first-round draft pick for a rental the exercise will have been considered an unmitigated success.

A second-rounder would also suffice, assuming it would come with a young prospect of some sort.

A third-rounder in return would be considered a fail unless the deal also includes a decent prospect.

That's the meat of the article, but Francis also ponders where Cammalleri might go and whether someone who last scored 30+ goals 5 years ago can still cash in.

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