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On Saturday, the Habs shored up their goaltending depth beyond this season as
they signed Dustin Tokarski to a two year extension.  As per club policy,
financial terms of the deal were not disclosed although it’s fair to expect that
he will be seeing a healthy raise on the $80,000 he made this year with the
Hamilton Bulldogs.  Reports suggest the second year of the contract is

Tokarski has once again demonstrated this year that he is a premier AHL
goaltender despite being in a time-share situation for a good chunk of the
season.  He has a winning record with Hamilton (and considering how bad
they’ve been this year, that’s saying something) at 20-15-3 with a 2.36 GAA and
a .920 SV%.  Tokarski also played in the AHL All-Star Game against

When Carey Price was injured following the Olympics, Tokarski got into a
couple of the games with Montreal and fared relatively well.  He picked up
a win in his first start in Anaheim which earned him another start later in the
month against Buffalo.  He followed up that victory with his first career

The contract calls into question the future of Robert Mayer with the
Bulldogs.  With Tokarski and Mike Condon (who leads the ECHL in SV% and is
ready to move up full time to the AHL next year) already signed for next season,
there may be mutual interest in terminating the final year of Mayer’s two year

Tokarski will have to clear waivers to return to Hamilton next season. 
Assuming he makes it through, the Bulldogs should be in good shape with their
goaltending situation for the 2014-15 campaign.

Tokarski’s Stats