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NHL free agency 2017: Goaltender Brian Elliott to sign with the Flyers, per report

The 32-year-old netminder will likely be the starter in Philadelphia next season.

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The Flyers have found another starting goaltender. After confirmation from Steve Mason’s agent that the 29-year-old netminder would not be re-signing in Philadelphia, the Flyers have reportedly gone out and gotten Brian Elliott.

Fox Sports Midwest reporter Andy Strickland had the details of the deal, which will likely be signed tomorrow at the start of the NHL’s free agency period. Elliott will reportedly get two years at $2.75 million per year.

The Flyers re-signed backup Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract extension back in March, signaling the end of Mason’s time in Philadelphia. The netminder will test the free agency waters after playing with the Flyers for four and a half seasons.

Elliott is an extremely solid replacement for Mason in net for the Flyers, and the term and money is quite a steal. The former Flames netminder had a down year last season, with a .910 save percentage in 49 games played. However, Elliott had come into his own while playing as part of a tandem in St. Louis for five seasons and has the ability to put up quality numbers through a season.

The Flyers also have a handful of goaltender prospects — including 18-year-old Carter Hart, who played for Team Canada in the World Juniors — who may take steps in their development after Elliott’s two years are up.

Despite free agency starting tomorrow, we likely know the terms of this deal thanks to Strickland’s connections with the former Blues netminder. However, nothing will be deemed official until free agency opens up on Saturday, July 1 at noon.