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• The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday morning that they have signed forward David Desharnais to a four-year contract extension. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports that it's worth an average of $3.5 million per season. The 26-year-old forward would have been a restricted free agent after this season. In 26 games this season, he has eight goals to go with eight assists and is coming off a career year that saw him score 16 goals to go with 44 assists for the Canadiens. [Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie on Twitter]
“Plain and simple, we were not happy about his performance in the last game and in the last while," said coach Bob Hartley. "It's not about who we play against. It's how you play." [Calgary Sun]
• Friday night is the back end of what Ilya Bryzgalov called must-win games for the Flyers. They were blown out in the first one on Wednesday at New Jersey and return home to complete the home-and-home with the Devils on Friday. As for the rest of Friday's schedule ...
Friday's schedule (all times ET)
New Jersey at Philadelphia (7 p.m.)
Nashville at Calgary (9 p.m.)
Detroit at Edmonton (9:30 p.m.)