Posted July 05, 2013

Report: Islanders re-sign goalie Evgeni Nabokov

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Evgeni Nabokov is coming off a poor performance in the 2013 playoffs. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Evgeni Nabokov is coming off a poor performance in the 2013 playoffs. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Islanders have re-signed goalie Evgeni Nabokov, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.

Staple reports the one-year deal is worth $3.25 million.

Nabokov was the Islanders’ No. 1 goaltender in each of the past two seasons. He had a .910 save percentage and posted three shutouts last season.

His return was not set in stone after a poor playoff series against the Penguins in which he surrendered a lead in three losses. The Islanders reportedly were interested in free agent goalie Ray Emery.

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The Islanders recently bought out the contract of goalie Rick DiPietro and could be shopping for another goalie if Nabokov does not bounce back in 2013-14.


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