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Islanders re-sign Nabokov, add Regin, Bouchard

Friday, 07.05.2013 / 1:00 PM / NHL Free Agency 2013

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Islanders re-sign Nabokov, add Regin, Bouchard
The New York Islanders on Friday re-signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year contract.

The New York Islanders on Friday re-signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released, but Newsday reported the value at $3.25 million. The club also signed forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard to a one-year, $2 million contract and added depth forward Peter Regin.

Nabokov, 37, went 23-11-7 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 41 games with the Islanders in 2012-13, helping the team make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007.

In 12 NHL seasons, Nabokov has 335 wins, third among all active goaltenders. In 646 games with the San Jose Sharks and Islanders, Nabokov has a 2.41 GAA, .912 save percentage and 55 shutouts, also third among active players.

Bouchard, a first-round pick of the Minnesota Wild in the 2002 NHL Draft, had eight goals and 20 points in 43 games this past season. He has 106 goals and 347 points in 565 games over 10 seasons with the club.

Regin, 27, played 27 games for Ottawa this past season, registering just three assists.

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