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BUFFALO, New York (AP) – The Flyers on Tuesday refused to dismiss defender Shayne Gostisbehere, a surprising move as Philadelphia tries to stay in the playoffs.

Gostisbehr has scored 11 goals in 25 games, scoring five goals and assisting six, and two weeks ago he sat on the bench for three games. In five games, he made three goal assists, returning to the field.

The 27-year-old’s production has declined after scoring 13 goals and adding 52 assists, the best 65 points in his career in 78 games in 2017-18. Gostisbehr has scored just 19 goals and scored 59 points in its last 145 games.

Selected by Wion College Flyers in the third round, Gostisbehr was named NHL All-Rookie Team in 2016 after scoring 17 career goals.

He is in the fourth year of a $ 27 million six-year contract, representing a salary cap of $ 4.5 million.

The move came a day after the Flyers conceded three goals, less than a third, for a 4-3 win in Buffalo, bringing the Sabers’ slip to 18 games, the longest in the NHL for 17 years.

Gostisbehere did not score a single point, finishing fourth in the Flyers defensemenens with 19:35 on the ice.

The teams end the two-game series on Wednesday.

Philadelphia improved in their last 16 games 6-9-1 ավ For the first time in a row after winning three games on February 24-28, they won.

On 17-13-4, the Flyers finished fifth in the East Tournament standings for Boston in the final playoff race of the division on Tuesday.

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