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Scrivens agrees to two-year extension with Oilers

Mar 3, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

Edmonton Oilers Ryan Smyth (94), Philip Larsen (36) and goalie Ben Scrivens (30) celebrate the win over the San Jose Sharks during NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson) AP

Goalie Ben Scrivens has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. The deal is reportedly worth $2.3 million per season.

Acquired from Los Angeles in January, Scrivens has played well in limited starts for the Oilers, including a brilliant 59-save shutout over San Jose. The 27-year-old Alberta native can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 season.

Goaltending was a huge issue for Edmonton earlier this season, when Devan Dubnyk, now with Nashville (and on waivers), was struggling. In what was seen by many as an act of desperation, Ilya Bryzgalov was signed in November.

Bryzgalov is a pending unrestricted free agent, and so far there’s been no indication the Oilers will try and re-sign the 33-year-old.

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