Report: T.J. Brodie close to five-year extension with Flames

Monday October 20th, 2014

Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie will sign a five-year contract extension worth $4.6 million per season, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

Brodie, 24, is in his fifth season with the Flames after being a fourth-round pick in the 2008 draft. After finishing last season with four goals and 27 assists, he has three goals and four assists already this season in just seven games and is averaging more than 25 minutes on ice for the first time in his career. He is eighth in the league in points.

McKenzie reports the contract could be finalized and formally announced as soon as Monday.

Brodie's seven points are tied for the team lead with left wing Mason Raymond. Defenseman Mark Giordano and center Joe Colborne are tied for third with six points apiece.

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The Flames have started the season 4-3-0 and are in fourth place in the Pacific Division. They defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1, on Sunday and host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

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