Coburn gets multi-year extension

The Flyers announced this morning that they have given defenseman Braydon Coburn a multi-year contract extension. It has been reported that a league source revealed the pact to be worth $18 million over four seasons. The average annual cap hit will be $4.5 million per year for the duration — an increase of $1.3 mil from his previous extension. In his fifth season with the organization, Coburn has totaled three assists in 14 games with 19 PIM and a plus-one rating. A former first-round pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2003 draft, the 26-year-old Calgary native has totaled 26 …

Fruits of labor: Bryzgalov finally signed

The coup de grace of Paul Holmgren’s D-Day blitzkrieg has come to fruition, as the Flyers have signed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a multi-year contract. Philadelphia obtained the rights to the 31-year-old from Phoenix two weeks ago and,  by  dealing both former 2003  first-round picks in Mike Richards and Jeff Carter earlier in the day, the club created enough cap  space to  ink the pending unrestricted free agent to a reported nine-year contract worth $51 million. The NHL announced earlier in the day that the salary cap for 2011-12 will increase to $64.3 million. Bryzgalov  made  $4.5 million in  2010-11 …

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