Saturday December 20th, 2014

The New York Rangers and goalkeeper Cam Talbot have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension, the team announced on Friday afternoon.

The specific terms of the Talbot's extension have not yet been revealed, but Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported that it will pay the Ontario native $1.45 million through the 2015-2016 season.

Talbot was in the final year of his current contract, and he was set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

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Talbot, 27, joined the Rangers in 2010 and debuted in the NHL last year. That season, as Henrik Lundqvist's backup, he had a 12-6 record, a 1.64 goals against average, a .941 save percentage and earned three shutouts.

In seven games this season, Talbot is 2-3 with a 2.34 goals against average, a .921 save percentage and two shutouts.

Talbot is one of two Rangers goalies to reach five shutouts in his first 24 starts, and the first Rangers goalie to allow two or fewer goals in each of his first seven starts.

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His shutout streak of 159:48 is the fourth-longest in the league this season.

The Rangers (15-10-4), are 10th in the Eastern Conference so far this season. They travel to play the Carolina Hurricanes (9-19-3) on Saturday night.

- Christopher Woody

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