The Oilers have officially moved on from Cam Talbot.
Edmonton traded the goalie to the Flyers in exchange for another net-minder in Anthony Stolarz. Philadelphia announced the deal Saturday.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 16, 2019
The Oilers signed Talbot to a three-year, $12.5 million deal in 2016. He is in the final season of his deal now which carries a $4.166 million cap hit.
Talbot came into the season as the Oilers starter, but due to struggles early he was replaced by Mikko Koskinen — who was given a contract extension during the year as well. Talbot is 10-15-3 with an .893 save percentage on the year.
While he has had his struggles this season, Talbot is two years removed from finishing fourth in the Vezina Trophy voting, which is for the best goaltender in the NHL.
He will likely serve as the backup to rookie stud Carter Hart, who has amassed an 11-6-1 record with a .924 save percentage and 2.48 goals allowed average since coming up to the Flyers in December. He has led a charge which has seen Philadelphia get back into playoff contention after many thought they were out of it in December.
Stolarz has had some success with Philadelphia this season too as he is 4-3-3 with a shutout and a .902 save percentage.