Posted June 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Defenseman Mark Streit is staying in Philadelphia Less than a week after Streit was acquired by the Flyers in a trade with the New York Islanders, the 35-year-old defenseman agreed to a four-year $21 million contract, according to a person familiar with deal. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Flyers had not announced the move on Tuesday, a day after Canada's TSN first reported the deal had been reached. The deal prevents Streit from entering free agency on July 5. And it proved to be a calculated gamble that paid off for the Flyers in making the trade to acquire the rights to the Islanders captain. In exchange, Philadelphia gave up minor-league forward Shane Harper and a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft. Streit has 65 goals and 288 points in 491 career games. And he's coming off a solid season, in which he had six goals and 27 points to lead Islanders defensemen. He also had three goals and five points in a six-game, first-round loss to the P...
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