Thursday, September 08, 2011
Ex- Isles forward back in NHL
No, not that one...although Katie has tweeted today that Alexei Yashin is again skating with many Islanders at IceWorks again today.
Richard Park, who played last season in Switzerland, has agreed to a 2-way deal with the Penguins, the team that drafted him (one spot ahead of Patrik Elias) in 1994. Park played 316 games for the Isles over 4 seasons, with his most famous game being the final game of the 2006-07 season, when he scored the first two goals in what eventually became a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils that lifted the Isles into the playoffs.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=587923 has the story.
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