It’s getting slightly crowded in the Philadelphia goal crease.
According to a report, Flyers RFA goaltender Anthony Stolarz has accepted his qualifying offer. It’s a one-year, two-way contract worth $761,250 at the NHL level and $95,000 at the AHL level.
Stolarz was a second-round pick of the Flyers in 2012 and has spent the past four seasons in the AHL with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 24-year-old netminder had his 2016-17 season cut short by a torn meniscus in his left knee and required surgery. He had appeared in seven games for the Flyers, posting an impressive .928 save percentage in the process.
The bad lack continued for Stolarz at the beginning of 2017-18, as he tore his meniscus once again before the start of training camp. Stolarz was kept off the ice for 10 months and appeared in just a single game for the AHL Phantoms.
The Flyers now have six goalies under contract who could play in the NHL in 2018-19: Brian Elliott, Carter Hart, Alex Lyon, Michal Neuvirth, Felix Sandström and Stolarz.
Defenseman Robert Hagg is now the lone RFA currently on the Flyers.