It looks like Ron Hextall did not want to let Jordan Weal hit free agency.
The Flyers on Thursday night re-signed the 25-year-old forward to a two-year contract extension. NHL free agency opens Saturday and Weal, who was set to be an unrestricted free agent, would have been an attractive piece on the market.
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According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $3.5 million over the two years, giving Weal an average annual value of $1.75 million.