Theo still waiting on contract offer

STEVE MACFARLANE

Despite his client being the talk of the town the last couple of weeks, agent Don Baizley hasn’t been talking contract with the Calgary Flames.Still trying to prove his worth via a tryout that has taken him through three rounds of cuts into the final week of training camp, Theoren Fleury will have to hope his play ultimately opens up those lines of communication between Baizley and Flames GM Darryl Sutter.

“I haven’t been talking to the Flames,” Baizley said yesterday, adding he wouldn’t be comfortable speaking about his client’s potential professional future until he has something concrete lined up for the 41-year-old comeback hopeful.

Things are looking better by the day for the 5-foot-6 Fleury — who hasn’t played a regular-season NHL game in six years — in his effort to earn a contract.

It could be with the Flames in an NHL or AHL capacity.

Or, if they choose to let him walk after his tryout, another team impressed with his pre-season performance may offer what the Flames aren’t willing.

Even if they offer Fleury a two-way deal in the hopes they could call one of the all-time fan favourites up to Calgary sometime during the season, the Flames could lose him to another team on waivers.


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