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Canadiens sign Allen to 2-year, $7.7M extension

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The Montreal Canadiens and goaltender Jake Allen have agreed to a two-year extension with an average annual value of $3.85 million, the team announced Saturday.

Allen's new deal begins next season. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2022-23 campaign.

The 32-year-old is set to enter the year as the Canadiens' No. 1 goalie, as Carey Price is unlikely to play this season due to knee problems.

Allen posted a .905 save percentage and a 3.30 goals-against average in 35 games with Montreal last year. The native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, owns a .911 career save percentage across nine NHL seasons split between the Canadiens and St. Louis Blues.

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