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Islanders sign Martinek to one-year contract

Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 3:44 PM / News

By NHL.com Staff

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Islanders sign Martinek to one-year contract
The New York Islanders signed defenseman Radek Martinek to a one-year contract

The New York Islanders on Wednesday signed veteran defenseman Radek Martinek to a one-year contract.

Martinek, 37, has played 10 of his 11 NHL seasons with the Islanders after being an eighth-round pick (No. 228) in the 1999 NHL Draft.

The signing comes on the heels of the team losing defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to a concussion sustained in a loss Saturday to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Martinek has career totals of 25 goals and 107 points in 473 games with the Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets.

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