Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weight Re-Signs on the Island

The Islanders have finally put pen to paper with their captain on Tuesday, bringing Doug Weight back into the fold for another year. Weight signed a 1-year deal with a base salary of $850,000 and some bonuses (which were not disclosed).  Weight will play a key role in the development of the team's young players like John Tavares, Josh Bailey and others, not to mention putting in some good minutes for the Islanders, who could use the depth down the middle of the ice.

Weight's 2010 season was marred by injury, dealing with shoulder problems for the back half of the year.  Weight only played in 36 games for the Islanders before undergoing shoulder surgery in March.  In those 36 games, Weight scored 1 goal and added 16 assists for 17 points, which doesn't look good as a total, but his scoring rate of 0.47 points per game isn't too bad and in a 75-game season, discounting for possible injuries, that would be good for 35 points. 

Neither of the publications I have for pool projections has anything for Weight and his 2011 campaign, so it might be wise to stay away from him this season, unless he has some remarkable start to the year, picking him up mid-season.

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