I hesitate to post this as a rumour because it is information from a "friend of a friend", but I heard from someone the knows someone that is close to him, that Matt Ellison is going to try and get a try out next season with the Flames. I know it's not groundbreaking news or solid as far as sources go, and I am not sure where he would even fit.
He has some decent skill and could be a cheaper option to Stajan. I would think that the deal would be a two-way though.
The Flames have had success keeping players from going overseas by giving them good money in the AHL on 2-way deals (I think Lundmark made over 200K in the AHL). Even if he only plays 10 or 20 games in the NHL he could make 300ish on a contract like this. More $ in Russia? Yeah, but at his age it might be worth giving it one last shot, and the decent pay could make it worth his while.