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Canadiens sign goaltender Peter Budaj to 2-year contract extension

Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Peter Budaj tosses a puck to fans following the Canadiens' shutout win against the Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL hockey game in Montreal Monday, February 18, 2013. The Canadiens have signed backup goaltender Budaj to a two-year contract extension.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

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Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Peter Budaj tosses a puck to fans following the Canadiens' shutout win against the Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL hockey game in Montreal Monday, February 18, 2013. The Canadiens have signed backup goaltender Budaj to a two-year contract extension.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have signed backup goaltender Peter Budaj to a two-year contract extension.

Budaj has played eight games with the Canadiens this season, posting a 6-1-1 record with a 2.17 goals against average, a .917 saving percentage and one shutout.

In eight seasons with Colorado and Montreal, the 30-year-old Slovak has a 112-99-33 record with a 2.79 GAA, .903 save percentage and 10 shutouts.

Budaj joined the Canadiens as a free agent on July 1, 2011.

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