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Islanders re-sign G Nabokov, D Hamonic; add free-agent forwards Bouchard, Regin

Friday, 07.05.2013 / 1:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Islanders re-sign G Nabokov, D Hamonic; add free-agent forwards Bouchard, Regin

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have agreed to re-sign goalie Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year contract.

The team announced the move Friday, shortly after the NHL's free-agency period opened. The 37-year-old returns to Long Island after helping New York reach the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

Nabakov had a 23-11-7 record, with three shutouts and a 2.5 goals-against average. His 23 wins were one off a group of three tied for the NHL lead. He's a 12-year NHL veteran, who completed his second season with New York. The Islanders were in need of goaltending help entering this off-season after buying out the contract of veteran Rick DiPietro.

The team also signed free-agent centre Peter Regin, who spent the past five seasons in Ottawa, to a one-year deal.

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