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Cam Talbot was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers by the Edmonton Oilers for goalie Anthony Stolarz on Friday.

Talbot was 10-15-3 with a 3.36 goals-against average and .893 save percentage this season for Edmonton. The 31-year-old, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, was the No. 1 goalie for the Oilers the past three seasons but was replaced in that role by Mikko Koskinen after Ken Hitchcock took over as coach Nov. 20 when Todd McLellan was fired.

Talbot will be the eighth goalie to play for the Flyers this season when he makes his debut with them.

Rookie Carter Hart has started 18 of 26 games for Philadelphia since Dec. 18, when he made his NHL debut. The 20-year-old is 11-6-1 with a 2.48 GAA and .924 save percentage.

Hart, who is from Sherwood Park, Alberta, about 10 miles east of Edmonton, worked out with Talbot last offseason.

"He's a great mentor. He's a great goalie. He's a great guy," Hart told the Courier Post on Thursday after rumors surfaced that the Oilers and Flyers were discussing a trade for Talbot. "He's the guy I called before my first start just to ask him about pregame jitters and what to expect and everything."

The Flyers (26-24-7) are 10-1-1 in their past 12 games and eight points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. They host the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SNE, SNO, SNP, NBCSP, FS-D, NHL.TV).

Talbot is 137-110-24 with a 2.59 GAA, a .915 save percentage and 20 shutouts in 284 games with the Oilers and New York Rangers.

Stolarz was 4-3-3 with a 3.33 GAA and .902 save percentage in 12 games this season for Philadelphia. The 25-year-old is 6-4-4 in 19 NHL games, all with the Flyers, who selected him in the second round (No. 45) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

Edmonton signed Koskinen to a three-year, $13.5 million contract Jan. 22.

"We had to make a decision between Mikko and Cam," Oilers Entertainment Group CEO and vice chair Bob Nicholson said at the time. "We made that decision to go with Mikko and sign him to a three-year deal. Cam Talbot is still a big part of this team and he's been a great teammate."

The Oilers (24-28-5) are 1-7-2 in their past 10 games after a 3-1 loss at the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. They are tied with the Anaheim Ducks for sixth in the Pacific Division.