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Flyers Sign Steve Mason to 3-Year Extension

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Flyers have reached an agreement on an extension for goaltender Steve Mason, announced by the team today. The deal is reported to be for 3-years, $12.3 million. Mason will receive a nice raise from his current one-year, $1.5-million dollar deal he signed last year after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Michael Leighton and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. His AAV equals out to just over $4 million a year ($4.1M). However, unlike previous contracts handed out to players, the Flyers aren’t in bad shape from a years-standpoint, as according to …

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Olympic Watch: Five Flyers Named to Olympic Rosters

Five players from your Philadelphia Flyers were chosen to represent their home countries at the Sochi Olympics, and we here at Flyers Faithful will be keeping you updated on their play while abroad. The Olympians are: Michael Raffl (Austria) Mark Streit (Switzerland) Jakub Voracek (Czech Republic) Kimmo Timonen (Finland) Andrej Meszaros (Slovakia) As one of just three Austrians in the NHL, perhaps it was no real surprise that Michael Raffl was picked for a spot on the national team, but his strong play throughout 29 games at the NHL level certainly helped his cause. Raffl was signed to a one-year …

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Chris VandeVelde Signed by Flyers; Tye McGinn Sent to Adirondack

Image via Philly.com Tye McGinn has to be the unluckiest hockey player alive right now. After a third call-up to the team just this season alone, and without seeing any game action due to an illness, McGinn was sent down to the Adirondack Phantoms today, and the Flyers signed Chris VandeVelde to an NHL contract with the intention of recalling him. ROSTER UPDATE: #Flyers loan Tye McGinn to Adirondack & sign (F) Chris VandeVelde. FULL INFO HERE… http://t.co/FkhLZgYtbR — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 12, 2013 He will be available to play tonight against the Montreal Canadiens, but it remains to …

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Is It Time to Change the NHL’s Suspension Policy?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fan of the Flyers, Canucks, or the Penguins. If you watch hockey on a regular basis, you’ve seen the inconsistency that comes from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Run by former player and Hall-of-Famer Brendan Shanahan, veteran of over 1,500 games played and well aware of the violence hockey contains, and formerly Colin Campbell, the department has allowed players like the Flyers’ own Zac Rinaldo, the Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta, Steve Ott and John Scott to run amuck with little fear of consequence. Kaleta has had enough phone calls and meetings with Player Safety …

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Phantoms Recall Goaltender Carsen Chubak From ECHL

On Saturday, the Adirondack Phantoms announced that they had recalled goaltender Carsen Chubak from the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. This move appears to have been made due to the injury sustained by Phantoms goaltender Yann Danis in Friday night’s game against the Albany Devils. Danis was injured in a collision with several players about nine minutes into the first period, and Cal Heeter came in to replace him for the rest of the game. Danis’ injury was described as an unspecified lower-body injury by Phantoms coach Terry Murray. While the extent of the injury is unknown, Murray told …

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