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Grossmann signed to multi-year deal

Friday afternoon keeps getting better for Nicklas Grossmann.

After being upgraded to day-to-day with a knee injury, the Philadelphia Flyers announced via their official twitter account that the 27-year old shutdown defender had signed a multi-year contract.

The specifics of the contract where not available at the time of this post.

Grossmann was aquired back on February 16 from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2012 2nd-round draft pick and a 2013 3rd-round draft pick.

Since then, he has established himself as a key member of the team's shutdown defensive pair that has seen him play against opponent's toughest scoring units. Utilizing his physicality in front of the net, Grossmann has helped tighten up a defense that had been suspect for much of the 2011-12 season.

Grossmann is second on the team in blocked shots with 152 and is third in total hits with 164.

Check back when details of the contract are announced.

UPDATE: Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly is reporting that sources have told him that Grossmann's contract is for four-years, $14 million, which comes out to an annual cap hit of $3.5 million per year.

 

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