Flyers sign Steve Mason to three-year, $12.3 million contract extension

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Mason is rewarded for reviving his career in Philly.

The Philadelphia Flyers seem to think they've solved their goaltending woes, as the team has signed goaltender Steve Mason to a three-year, $12.3 million contract extension on Saturday according to multiple reports.

The deal is a bridge deal for Mason, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. The deal will make Mason a $4.1 million cap hit per year, a big upgrade from his $2.9 million cap hit on his previous contract. As ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports, Mason will likely receive more cash on his next deal.

Mason has revived his career in Philadelphia after a few tremendously subpar seasons in Columbus. He's followed up a solid debut season with the Flyers with a 19-11-15 record and a 2.48 GAA this season.

Surprisingly, this deal leaves the Flyers with plenty of cap space next season. Philadelphia has just 15 players under contract next season, leaving them with $12.6 million under next season's projected $71.1 million salary cap. However, the Flyers still have big decisions to make about resigning the likes of Steve Downie, Brayden Schenn, Andrej Meszaros and Kimmo Timonen.

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