With all the movement of goaltenders at the NHL draft last weekend, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall decided to sit out on the action.

He knew that there would still be a few goalies left in free agency that could serve as Steve Mason's backup.

He found that in signing Czech Republic native Michal Neuvirth a two-year deal with a $1.625 cap hit. Pierre LeBrun of TSN and ESPN was first to report the deal.

That's a pay cut for Neuvirth, who is coming off a two-year contract that held a $2.5 million cap hit.

Neuvirth, 27, split his time last season with the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders. He had a combined 7-20-4 record, with 17 of those losses coming with the NHL-worst Sabres. He had a 2.98 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.

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