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Marc-Andre Bourdon States New Deal Is Close In Interview With Courier-Post

The Philadelphia Flyers are close to reaching a new contract agreement with restricted free agent Marc-Andre Bourdon, according to a report by Dave Isaac of the New Jersey Courier-Post.

In an exclusive interview, Bourdon stated that the deal is practically done and will be finalized in the coming days.

Via The Courier-Post:

Still a restricted free agent, Bourdon re-affirmed Holmgren’s confidence that a deal will get done. Last week, Holmgren told reporters that a deal would be done “in the near future.”

“Right now it’s pretty much done,” Bourdon said, adding that the paperwork will be finalized “in the next couple of days.”

After receiving his first crack at the NHL in 2011-12, Bourdon scored four goals last season (two of which were game-winners), and added three assists for a total of seven points in 45 games.

 The 22-year old defenseman earned his shot due to injuries to other players.

Now, with Andrej Meszaros out indefinitely while recovering from surgery on a torn Achilles tendon in his right leg, Bourdon will have another chance to capitalize on a circumstantial opportunity.

“I want to play in the NHL next season,” Bourdon said. “If (Meszaros) is injured or not injured, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m coming to camp to prove I can play. It’s gonna up to me, not up to the other guys.”

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