Friday, July 25, 2008

Islanders Ink Gervais

The Islanders made another key signing towards next season in wrapping up defenseman, Bruno Gervais, to a 3-year deal, worth approximately $2.1 million over the duration. Gervais, 23, was a restricted free agent this summer.

Gervais played in 60 games for Long Island, registering 13 assists. In a deep pool situation, Gervais may come into play a little more, but with only 13 points, he doesn't seem to have much pull. In a keeper pool, he would be a good reserve defenseman, as he does register the odd point, which is good when you're faced with injuries.

This signing now brings the team up to $41 million against the cap for 20 players and they are still looking for a back-up goalie for Rick DiPietro and likely a couple extra forwards for the long road trips.

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