Flyers Extended Neuvirth, Bellemare Before Trade Deadline
Perhaps the Flyers’ goaltending picture next season is becoming clearer.
In a surprise move, the team re-signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two-year, $5M on the day of the trade deadline. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun was first to report the deal. Reports also have the Flyers re-signing winger Pierre-Édouard Bellemare to a two-year deal, terms were not disclosed.
Neuvirth, 28, has a 10-9-1 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and .887 save percentage in 24 appearances this season. He came to the Flyers as a free agent in the summer of 2015 and was fearing that he would be on the move at the deadline as he has been twice in the last three years.
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“When I got traded to the Islanders from Buffalo, I knew I was a rental just in case if Jaro Halak gets hurt for the playoffs,” Neuvirth said Tuesday. “It is what it is, no matter what team I play for I’m going to try my best every time.”