The Calgary Flames have kept busy today, first announcing a new deal for Curtis Glencross and then calling a press conference to make several organizational announcements. To no one’s surprise, Flames president Ken King lifted the “interim” tag from Jay Feaster’s role as interim general manager. Feaster took over the general manager’s duties on December 28th, 2010, after Darryl Sutter was forced to step down from the position.

In addition, the club also announced a four-year extension for Craig Conroy as a Special Assistant to the General Manager.

Ken King on the Feaster and Conroy announcements, via Flames official site:

“We were very pleased to see the progress of the team under Jay’s direction in the second half of the season, and we are excited to secure Jay to guide the future of this club.

Additionally, since Craig’s retirement as a player, we have been very pleased with his quick adjustment to the management role. His contributions have been valuable and we look forward to his efforts in assisting to our club’s success.”

Calgary turned their season around under Feaster’s watch as GM, going 25-11-9 and made a late playoff push before falling short.

The Flames also took the opportunity to exercise their option for Jim Playfair, head coach of AHL affiliate Abbotsford Heat on Monday.