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Flyers Sign G Steve Mason to One-Year Extension

General Manager Paul Holmgren announced this afternoon that the Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Steve Mason to a one-year extension worth $1.5 million. Mason was acquired in a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 3 for Michael Leighton and a 2015 third round pick.

The 24-year-old goaltender busted onto the NHL scene back in 2008. In his rookie season, he posted a 33-20-7 record with the Blue Jackets, posting ten shutouts, and owning an impressive .916 save percentage and a 2.29 goals against average.

Bryzgalov Yanked In Jets Rout

The Flyers got their first look at Steve Mason, but it was under the circumstances they least wanted it to come under.

A second period melt down for starter Ilya Bryzgalov saw his night end abruptly. It also snapped the Flyers four-game winning streak with a 4-1 loss to the Jets, which also snapped Winnipeg's five-game skid.

The Flyers waltzed into the game three points out of a playoff spot. They were a point behind the Jets in the standings with two games in hand. They're now three points back and sit in 11th place currently with 10 games remaining.

Flyers Look to Keep Rolling In Toronto

Riding a three-game winning streak, the Flyers look to make it four. They go to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs, who are also on a three-game run.

Mason's Agent Expects Extension Soon

The agent of newly acquired goaltender Steve Mason, Anon Thun, expects the Flyers and the goaltender to come to agreement on a one-year contract extension shortly.

The extension will give Mason a chance to compete with now starter Ilya Bryzgalov for the top goalie spot. Mason was acquired from Columbus before the trade deadline for a 2015 3rd round pick and Michael Leighton

This was all speculation yesterday when Mason was acquired. With Bryzgalov boasting a massive contract it's rumored the Flyers could amnesty Bryzgalov's contract, freeing up a ton of money to get themsleves salary cap complient.

Flyers Acquire G Steve Mason From Blue Jackets

The Flyers fell short of the Ben Bishop sweepstakes and went for plan B.

The Flyers acquired goaltender Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets, giving them a strong back-up goaltender for Ilya Bryzgalov. Bishop, who they were targeting, was traded to the Lightning earlier.

The Flyers gave up a 2015 third round pick and Michael Leighton for Mason.

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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