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UPDATE: That was fast (if to your liking, insert obvious pun here). The Anaheim Ducks wasted little time in signing Viktor Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.
"Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," Ducks GM Bob Murray said in a statement, according to the Orange County Register. "We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward."
With Jonas Hiller locked in until 2014, the Ducks have over a year -- if needed -- to decide how they want to handle their goaltending future. Hot prospect John Gibson is expected to get a legit shot at training camp next fall.
With two top-notch netminders on board, the Anaheim Ducks are in solid position to make a charge to and through the 2012-13 postseason. Unless they hit an awful skid between now and the trade deadline, the Ducks are unlikely to move either Jonas Hiller or Viktor Fasth. However you slice it, the club has a wealth of options in the goaltending department. One of which, according to ESPN Insider Craig Custance, includes signing Fasth to an extension beyond this season.
Ducks' goalie options
"... at some point, they can start talking contract extension with Fasth. Considering the Ducks have the talented John Gibson -- Team USA's gold medal winning goalie from the 2013 World Junior Championships -- in the system they just need a goalie to hold the spot until he's ready. Murray could trade Hiller this summer if Fasth signs an extension. He could trade Fasth this season if it doesn't look like a contract extension will work out. And if he wants to be really bold, he could use Gibson as a chip to add another piece for a Stanley Cup run this season in Anaheim. Hiller and the Ducks can sign an extension in July, and his agent said it's a little too early to read into what Fasth's success means to Hiller's future in Anaheim ..."