By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired goaltender Cam Talbot early Saturday morning. In exchange, the Edmonton Oilers are receiving goaltender Anthony Stolarz.
Talbot will help mentor Carter Hart, who had an eight-game win streak as a rookie before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 11. Hart has gone 11-6-1 since being called up.
Hart has a .924 save percentage and a 2.48 goals against average.
The 31-year-old Caledonia, Ontario, Canada native will now be joining his third NHL team. He spent three-plus seasons with the Oilers after playing two seasons with the New York Rangers.
This season, Talbot has made 31 appearances and made 29 starts. He is 10-15-2 with a .893 save percentage and 3.36 goals against average.
His last game with the Oilers in net was against the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 9. He lost that game, as he allowed five goals.
According to Hockey-Reference.com, he has a $4.2 million salary this season. He also carries a $4.1 million cap hit.
The Edison, New Jersey native will now be joining his second NHL team. He made 12 appearances, including 10 starts. He went 4-3-3 with a .902 save percentage and a 3.33 goals average.
Stolarz became expendable with the success of Hart. He last played for the Flyers on Feb. 12 in a win against the Minnesota Wild when he allowed four goals.
According to Hockey-Reference.com, he has a $761,250 salary and cap hit this season.