Flyers re-sign Elliott to 1-year, $2M extension
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The Philadelphia Flyers and goaltender Brian Elliott have agreed to a one-year contract extension with an average annual value of $2 million, the team announced Wednesday.

Elliott was limited to just 26 games in 2018-19 due to injury. He posted a record of 11-11-1 with a 2.96 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.

With Elliott signed, the free-agent goalie pool loses a reliable veteran talent with many teams still needing help in the crease. The Flyers now have three goaltenders under contract in Carter Hart, Alex Lyon, and Elliott, making it likely that UFA netminders Michal Neuvirth and Cam Talbot find new homes this offseason.

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher has had himself a busy couple of days, re-signing defenseman Travis Sanheim and trading forward Ryan Hartman to the Dallas Stars for Tyler Pitlick. He also inked center Kevin Hayes to a seven-year deal last week.

Elliott joined the Flyers on a two-year deal ahead of the 2017-18 season and is now primed for his 13th NHL campaign. The 34-year-old was Philadelphia's nominee for the 2018-19 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

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