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Nabokov signs one-year extension with Islanders

Wednesday, 03.21.2012 / 11:54 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

The New York Islanders announced Wednesday that goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has signed a one-year contract extension to remain with the team for the 2012-13 season.

Terms of the deal were not revealed, but TSN is reporting Nabokov will make $2.75 million next season, and the deal does not include a no trade or no movement clause.

"Evgeni has proven that he can still play at an elite level in the NHL," said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. "He's given us a chance to win every night and we're excited to have him back for another season."

Nabokov is 17-18-3 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 40 games.

Nabokov started last season playing in the KHL, but singed a deal in January 2011 with the Detroit Red Wings. He had to clear waivers, where the Islanders claimed him. Nabokov refused to play for the Isles and was suspended for the remainder of the season. He arrived at training camp in September, however, and now will remain with the club for at least one more season.

In 603 NHL games spanning 11 seasons, including 10 with the San Jose Sharks, Nabokov has 312 wins, a 2.40 GAA, .912 save percentage and 52 shutouts.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery