Avalanche match Flames' offer sheet for O'Reilly

Updated: March 1, 2013, 1:45 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Ryan O'Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche were unable to reach a deal for more than a month.

A few hours after he signed an offer sheet with Calgary, the restricted free agent was back with the Avalanche.

The Flames announced Thursday that they signed O'Reilly to a multiyear offer sheet. Colorado had a week to match it, but did so by the end of the day. The team announced the decision during the first period of Thursday night's game against Calgary.

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