Player News - Islanders

Date: Team: Pos:

Anders Lee has re-signed with the New York Islanders.

Lee accepted the qualifying offer the Islanders made to him as a restricted free agent. He had nine goals and 14 points in 22 games in 2013-14.
Jul 11 - 12:52 PM

Aaron Ness has accepted the New York Islanders' qualifying offer.

That's presumably a two-way contract. Ness had three points and 10 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Islanders in 2013-14.
Jul 11 - 12:50 PM

Kevin Poulin has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 30.

Poulin is coming off of a one-year, two-way contract that paid him $577,500 annually at the NHL level. He's not expected to make the Islanders' opening game roster.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:28 PM

The New York Islanders' move to Brooklyn appears to have been part of Nikolai Kulemin's willingness to sign with the team.

"I think it's going to be great to get a new building. It's going to be a good experience to play there," he said when asked if he was excited about the move. "I know a lot of Russian people live in the Brooklyn area, so it'll be a good experience for us and maybe a lot of Russia fans will start going to the games." He inked a four-year deal with the Islanders and the team is expected to cal Barclays Center in Brooklyn home for the 2015-2016 season.
Jul 5 - 5:18 PM

Nikolai Kulemin has agreed to a four-year, $16.75 million contract with the New York Islanders.

Kulemin is reuniting with former Maple Leafs teammate Mikhail Grabovski and it wouldn't be surprising to see them play regularly on the second line together. Kulemin is coming off of a rough season where he scored just nine goals and 20 points in 70 contests, but he has the potential to flirt with the 50-point mark in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 5:01 PM

Mikhail Grabovski has inked a four-year, $20 million contract with the New York Islanders.

Grabovski struggled in the second half of the 2013-14 campaign, in part due to injury, but he's capable of recording over 50 points per season. In New York, he'll likely serve as the team's second-line center behind John Tavares. That might cause Frans Nielsen to shift from center as he should also be on one of the Islanders' top two lines.
Jul 2 - 4:58 PM

The New York Islanders reportedly made competitive offers to Brad Richards, Thomas Vanek, Jarome Iginla, and Dan Boyle, but all of them chose to sign elsewhere.

In the case of Vanek and Richards, they likely left quite a bit of money on the table to play for Minnesota and Chicago respectively. The Islanders have been largely unable to lure top-tier free agents for years and that's not likely to change until they have a couple competitive seasons under their belt.
Jul 2 - 11:04 AM

The New York Islanders signed winger Jack Skille to a two-way deal on Tuesday.

He isn't likely to be a major contributor in fantasy terms, if he's even an NHL regular.
Jul 1 - 7:06 PM

Cory Conacher has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the New York Islanders.

Conacher became an unrestricted free agent after the Buffalo Sabres passed on the opportunity to qualify him. He still might end up establishing himself as a top-six forward, but he's far from a safe bet.
Jul 1 - 6:17 PM

David Leggio has joined the New York Islanders on a one-year, two-way contract.

Leggio had a 2.63 GAA and .913 save percentage in 45 AHL games in 2013-14. The 29-year-old goalie is still fighting to make his NHL debut.
Jul 1 - 6:13 PM

Harry Zolnierczyk has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders.

Zolnierczyk can earn $600,000 at the NHL level and will make at least $300,000 regardless of where he plays. He had 36 points and 75 penalty minutes in 57 AHL games in 2013-14. He also has nine points and 83 penalty minutes in 57 career NHL contests.
Jul 1 - 6:10 PM

The New York Islanders have signed defenseman T.J. Brennan to a one-year/one-way contract.

Brennan spent the entire 2013-14 season with the Toronto Marlies where he was the AHL's defenseman of the year. The 25-year-old is an offensive defenseman who should see power play time with the Isles.
Jul 1 - 12:43 PM

The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Chad Johnson to a contract.

Johnson will get a two year deal at $1.3 million per season. Johnson will now back up Jaroslav Halak on the Island. He was very good for the Bruins in a backup role as he was 17-4-3 with a 2.10 GAA and a .925 save percentage. The Islanders would love those stats in 2014-15 but somehow we doubt it.
Jul 1 - 12:20 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are expected to pursue Nikolai Kulemin.

Kulemin has experience playing alongside Evgeni Malkin in the KHL and if the duo is reunited in Pittsburgh, then it will be very good for Kulemin's fantasy value. Kulemin is coming off of a rough season where he recorded just nine goals and 20 points in 70 games.
Jul 1 - 11:07 AM

Mikhail Grabovski will test the unrestricted free agent market.

No surprise there given that we're just over an hour away from the market opening, but if you needed early confirmation, then there you go. Grabovski's agent is claiming that about a dozen teams are interested in his client's services.
Jul 1 - 10:40 AM


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