Isles to keep Evgeni Nabokov's rights

Updated: April 23, 2011, 2:07 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The New York Islanders will toll Evgeni Nabokov's one-year, $570,000 contract, retaining the disgruntled goalie's rights for the 2011-12 season, GM Garth Snow told Newsday on Friday.

"He was signed by Detroit, put on waivers," Snow told Newsday. "We claimed him and he didn't report. Therefore, we had to suspend him and it's within our right to toll the contract."

Snow told Newsday that the team hadn't filed the request yet, but according to the paper, the Islanders have until ...

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