Ben Scrivens gets 2-year deal from Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers on Monday dealt with one of their two goaltenders who were schedule to become unrestricted free agents, signing Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract.

Netminder acquired from Kings earlier this season

Goalie Ben Scrivens was acquired by Edmonton on Jan. 15 in a trade with Los Angeles. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Ben Scrivens will be able to unpack his bags after signing a two-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

The 27-year-old goalie was traded last July from Toronto to Los Angeles, and on Jan. 15 from the Kings to Edmonton.

The Oilers didn't divulge financial details, but the deal will reportedly will be worth $2.3 million US per season.

Scrivens has shone in his brief time with the Oilers, with a .940 save percentage and 2.18 goals-against average in seven games. Edmonton has won three of those contests.

The Spruce Grove, Alta., native, who has six shutouts in 58 career NHL games, has been reunited in Edmonton with Dallas Eakins. Scrivens was the starting goaltender for Eakins as the Toronto Marlies were American Hockey League runners-up n 2011-12.

Edmonton began the season with a tandem of Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera. The latter was waived in November and Dubnyk was dealt to Nashville the same day Scrivens was acquired.

Coincidentally, Dubnyk was waived by the Predators on Monday.

Edmonton will have to decide what to do with veteran netminder Ilya Bryzgalov, one of eight Oilers eligible to become unrestricted free agents at season's end. The 34-year-old Russian, signed in early November, has a .908 save percentage and 3.01 goals-against average in 20 games.

Edmonton also announced Monday that Philip Larsen has been put on waivers.

The Danish defenceman has one goal and six assists in 17 games for Edmonton, with a minus-6 rating.


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