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John Grahame | Goalie

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (42) / 8/31/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 9 (229) / BOS

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Unconfirmed, but the Islanders may start John Grahame this afternoon against the Ottawa Senators.
The Islanders are playing an April Fools joke on us right? This is a team in complete shambles, led by billionaire Charles Wang and the neophyte Garth Snow at the helm of this sinking ship. Grahame was a goaltending coach with Sioux City of the USHL this season. Sun, Apr 1, 2012 12:04:00 PM

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John Grahame has passed his physical and will probably be the Islanders' backup goaltender on Saturday.

The Islanders signed Grahame after Evgeni Nabokov suffered a lower body injury. Grahame hasn't played in an NHL game since March 14, 2008.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 10:48:00 AM

John Grahame has inked a pro-rated, one-year deal with the New York Islanders.

He is slated to play as Al Montoya's backup while Evgeni Nabokov heals up from a lower-body injury. Grahame's last appearance in the NHL came in 2007-08 with Carolina and he suited up in 34 games with Colorado's AHL affiliate in Lake Erie during the 2010-11 campaign.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 06:58:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have sent John Grahame to the minors.

The move was made when the Avs activated the recently acquired Brian Elliott. He has no fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 08:01:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have called up goaltender John Grahame from the minors.

Grahame was recalled when Craig Anderson went back to Denver to take care of a personal matter. Grahame will back up Peter Budaj until Anderson returns to the lineup.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 07:24:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have returned veteran John Grahame back to the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.

Grahame was up with the big club strictly as a backup while Craig Anderson was on the sidelines with a knee injury. Anderson is ready to resume his duties as the starter, although former backup Peter Budaj could get another start or two while Anderson gets back into game shape slowly.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 10:43:00 AM

John Grahame has been recalled from the minors by Colorado.

He will serve as Peter Budaj's backup while Craig Anderson is out with a knee injury.
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 06:58:00 PM

Colorado cut five players as they continue to trim their roster for the upcoming season.

Goaltenders John Grahame and Jason Bacashihua, defenseman Cameron Gaunce and winger Luke Walker were assigned to the AHL, while blueliner Stefan Elliott was returned to his junior team, the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 08:01:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed goaltender John Grahame to a one-year contract.

Grahame last played in the NHL in the 2007-08 season with Carolina. He signed a professional tryout with the Philadelphia Flyers in December and then signed with the Avs in March. He played the 2008-09 season in the KHL. Grahame is a depth goaltender for the Avalanche who will have Craig Anderson and Peter Budaj at the NHL level. He has no fantasy value unless you are in an AHL pool.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jul 4, 2010 06:49:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche signed John Grahame to a minor-league deal on Tuesday.

He will report to Lake Erie and serve as their starter while minor-league keepers Tyler Weiman and Trevor Cann recover from injuries.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 06:53:00 AM

The Flyers signed John Grahame to a professional tryout for their minor league affiliate in Adirondack.

It is a strong possibility that Grahame will be recalled to back up Brian Boucher if he proves he can still play. With Ray Emery out at least six weeks after abdominal surgery, they're looking for a veteran back up rather than stick with Johan Backlund.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 11:48:00 AM

John Grahame has reportedly signed a deal with Avangard Omsk of the Russian Elite League.

Grahame wasn't likely going to receive an NHL offer from any team, and was likely looking at another minor league deal to play in the AHL.
Thu, May 22, 2008 11:56:00 AM

John Grahame kicked out 25 of 29 shots in a 5-1 loss Monday.

Grahame allowed four goals on just 21 shots in the first two periods. He has a forgettable 3.68 GAA and .877 save percentage in 16 games this season.
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 03:30:00 PM

John Grahame has been recalled by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Grahaame was 4-3 in Albany of the AHL with a 3.04 GAA and a save percentage of .912. The Hurricanes put Grahame on re-entry waivers on Sunday, and when no one claimed the goaltender, Carolina recalled him. Cam Ward will get the bulk of the work for the Hurricanes the rest of the way, so Grahame has no fantasy value unless Ward gets hurt.
Mon, Jan 21, 2008 08:30:00 PM

John Grahame was placed on re-entry waivers by the Hurricanes on Sunday.

While Grahame has played well in the minors, this is likely to entice other teams to claim him off the waiver wire. Re-entry waivers dictate that the Hurricanes must pick up half the remaining salary of the player should another team claim him, thereby sweetening the pot. If he isn't claimed, it is unclear what will happen in Carolina, as Michael Leighton remains the backup to Cam Ward.
Mon, Jan 21, 2008 10:43:00 AM

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