Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner makes a save against the Washington Capitals during the second period at Capital One Arena on Feb 24, 2018.

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Islanders Sign Goaltender Robin Lehner To One-Year Deal

Swedish Netminder Owns .915 Career Save Percentage

July 04, 2018 - 11:51 am
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By WFAN.com

The Islanders beefed up in net, signing free agent goaltender Robin Lehner to a one-year contract on Monday evening. Though financial details were not released, CapFriendly reports that Lehner will earn $1.5 million.

Lehner appeared in 53 games last season with the Buffalo Sabres. He posted a 14-26-9 record, a 3.01 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage. The 26-year-old Swede owns a .915 career save percentage.

He recorded career highs in starts (58) and wins (23) during the 2016-17 season.

Incumbent goaltender Thomas Greiss struggled last season, posting a 13-8-2 record with a 3.82 goals-against-average and a .892 save percentage.

The Islanders have remained busy this offseason after John Tavares signed for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Lehner, Leo Komarov, Valtteri Filppula and Tom Kuhnhackl are among the Islanders' notable free agent signings. Matt Martin was re-acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in exchange for goaltender Eamon McAdam.

Calvin De Haan will not be returning. The 27-year-old defenseman signed signed a four-year, $18.2 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.