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RAFFL SIGNS EXTENSION

by Anthony SanFilippo / Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA – Michael Raffl has been one of those sneaky good additions for the Philadelphia Flyers.

And now, he’s going to be here for a while longer.

Raffl inked a two-year extension with the Flyers Saturday. His cap hit will be $1.1 million and he will be a member of the Flyers through the 2015-16 season.

Raffl, 25, has made a solid impression on the Flyers with his versatility to play anywhere in the lineup as well as his two-way ability.

Raffl has good speed, an active stick, and can put up points just as easily as he can play a defensive-minded game.

One of the things the Flyers really like about him is he is an excellent penalty killing forward, and works as one of the core four forwards on the Flyers shorthanded unit that is among the best in the NHL.

Offensively, Raffl has contributed nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 58 games for the Flyers.

He has played on all four lines this season, and even moved from wing to center with success, adding a scoring punch to the fourth line.

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