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from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Acquiring the 24-year-old Mason by sending Michael Leighton and a 2015 third-round pick to Columbus created a win-win situation, Holmgren hopes.
Seeing that someone is waiting in the wings, Bryzgalov, 32, might be more focused for the stretch run and lead the Flyers to a playoff berth.
If he does, the Flyers might decide to keep him for another year and use Mason as a relatively expensive backup next season - expensive, but someone who has the capability of moving to No. 1 if Bryzgalov falters in 2013-14.
That's one way to look at it.
Another: The Flyers, who have not gotten the return they expected when they gave Bryzgalov a nine-year, $51 million deal, can cut ties with him after the season and hope Mason, with a change of scenery and a new goalie coach, will revert back to his rookie-of-the-year form of 2008-09.
That option seems more probable.
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn took a puck directly in the face on a slapshot from Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom during the second period of Saturday's NHL game at the MTS Centre. Schenn immediately skated off the ice and straight into the dressing room to treat his bloody face, but did return to the game. Video via HockeyVideoHD. Visit us at holdoutsports...
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NHLTags: Colin SuellentropMark AltOshawa GeneralsUniversity of Minnesota GophersThe Philadelphia Flyers have not made it official yet, but multiple news outlets have reported that they have signed defenseman Mark Alt to an entry level contract.
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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Steve Mason to a one-year, $1.5 million extension, according to Anthony SanFilippo.
Mason, 24, would have been a free agent this coming summer, but the Flyers didn't want to let him get away.
The Flyers traded Philadelphia's previous backup goalie, Michael Leighton and a third round draft pick in 2015 to the Columbus Blue...
Whether it be as a starter or backup or something in between, goaltender Steve Mason will be in orange and black for at least another season. The Flyers’ only trade deadline addition, Mason was brought in to give Philly a viable backup to Ilya Bryzgalov, who has started 36 of the team’s 38 games so [...]
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Flyers officially announce a 1-year, $1.5 million extension for Steve Mason. He was due a $3.2M qualifying offer this summer as RFA.
— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) April 8, 2013
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