Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/18/13
The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with recently-acquired veteran defenseman Mark Streit on a four-year deal, according to multiple reports. TSN is reporting that the deal is worth $21.5 million. The Flyers acquired Streit from the Islanders last week for minor-league forward Shane Harper and a fourth-round pick in 2014. Streit, the Islanders' team captain, has 65 goals and 288 points in 491 regular-season NHL games, and is a sharp, left-handed shot from the blue line that is much-needed as Philadelphia reshapes its roster. The 35-year-old Streit joined the Islanders as a free agent in 2008, led the team in scoring his first season with 56 points and was an All-Star. Should he stay with Philadelphia, he would bolster the Flyers' backline, which was decimated by injuries last season and was a prime reason the club did not make the postseason. ''This year was a short season and they had lots of injuries,'' Streit said last week. ''That makes it tough. It was a special ye...
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