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Jackets give goalie McElhinney one-year extension

Jun 23, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goalie Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension.

McElhinney went 10-11-1 for C-bus last season, with a 2.70 goals-against average and .909 save percentage. The 31-year-old was a pending unrestricted free agent after making $600,000 to back up Sergei Bobrovsky in 2013-14.

According to the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle, the McElhinney signing leaves nine NHL teams without a back-up under contract for next season.

Pending UFA goalies include Ryan Miller, Jonas Hiller, Tim Thomas, Martin Brodeur, Chad Johnson, Evgeni Nabokov, Ray Emery and Al Montoya.

  1. skoivu10 - Jun 23, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Not a terrible move. I mean, after all, they’re just going to bury him under Bobrovsky.

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