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Toronto Maple Leafs sign defenceman Holzer to two-year contract extension

New Jersey Devils Steve Bernier takes down Toronto Maple Leafs Korbinian Holzer in front of goalie James Reimer during first period NHL action in Toronto on Monday, March 4, 2013. The Leafs signed defenceman Holzer to a two-year contract extension Tuesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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New Jersey Devils Steve Bernier takes down Toronto Maple Leafs Korbinian Holzer in front of goalie James Reimer during first period NHL action in Toronto on Monday, March 4, 2013. The Leafs signed defenceman Holzer to a two-year contract extension Tuesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year, contract extension Tuesday.

Holzer will make US$725,000 next season and $850,000 in 2014-15.

The 25-year-old Holzer has appeared in 16 games with Toronto this season, registering two goals and 19 penalty minutes. The six-foot-three, 205-pound Holzer is tied for third on the team in blocked shots with 37.

A native of Munich, Holzer has represented Germany internationally, including at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Toronto selected Holzer in the fourth round, 111th overall, in the 2006 NHL entry draft.

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