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AP Source: Flyers give GM Holmgren extension @NHL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Flyers have given general manager Paul Holmgren a three-year contract extension.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the extension has not yet been announced.

Holmgren has been the GM since 2006 and has helped turn the Flyers into one of the NHL's top teams. Philadelphia lost in the Stanley Cup finals last season, and leads the Eastern Conference this year with 63 points.

Holmgren has acquired stars like Danny Briere, Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timmonen. He also hired coach Peter Laviolette last season. Laviolette is a co-coach in this year's All-Star game.

The extension was first reported by the Delaware County Times.

The Flyers play host to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

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