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UPDATE: Flyers Re-Sign Michal Neuvirth and Pierre-Édouard Bellemare

It’s been a quiet trade deadline day so far for the Philadelphia Flyers, but they are reportedly “close” to re-signing goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

Neuvirth and fellow goalie Steve Mason are both free agents at the end of the season. Neuvirth, who missed 22 games this season due to a left knee injury, has struggled with consistency. He is 10-9-1 with a 2.90 goals against average and .887 save percentage, a sharp contrast from his first year with the Flyers in 2015-16 when Neuvy posted a 2.27 goals against average and .924 save percentage in 32 games.

Re-signing Neuvirth potentially allows the Flyers to expose him as a potential goaltender for the new Las Vegas Golden Knights franchise instead of a younger prospect like current Phantoms goalie Anthony Stolarz, who is a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

UPDATE: The Flyers have signed Neuvirth and Pierre-Édouard Bellemare to multi-year extensions,

Neuvirth's two-year deal with the Flyers is worth $5 million in total; $2.5 M AAV, according to Pierre LeBrun. Neuvirth’s deal is two years at a total of $5 million, making the cap hit $2.5 million.

Bellemare also signed a two-year deal with a $1.45 million AAV.

Re-signing Neuvirth doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be in orange and black next season.

Yikes. Stolarz as the starter next season? Yikes.

Though, why would they re-sign Neuvirth for two years and not protect him? Will they try and re-sign Mason in free agency? What the heck’s going on?

 


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