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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Laurent Brossoit is just looking forward to playing NHL games.

The 22-year-old goaltender was signed to a two-year contract extension by the Oilers Monday morning. With two NHL games under his belt, Brossoit is expected to be the backup in Edmonton the rest of the season.

“It will be a little bit different,” Brossoit said of backing up Cam Talbot. “There will be a little adjustment period, but it won’t be the first time I’ve been a backup.”

Brossoit has a .964 save percentage in his two NHL games and is eager to play more at this level, whether that’s one game here or there or a few in a short span. The Oilers do intend to play him on this upcoming road trip, likely during the Thursday-Friday back-to-back in Philadelphia and Columbus.

As for getting locked up in Edmonton for a couple more years, the former Oil King is happy to be home.

“I’m nothing but excited to be part of an organization where I consider this city a second home.”

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