Islanders buy out Yashin, hope to keep Blake, Smyth
NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders will buy out the remaining four years on captain Alexei Yashin's 10-year contract in the first step of an offseason overhaul they hope will include re-signing Jason Blake and Ryan Smyth.
Center New York Islanders
2007 Season Stats
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
58 18 32 50 6 44
"It's going to make the team have a different look," coach Ted Nolan said of Yashin's departure ...
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