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by Paul on 01/22/11 at 11:12 PM ET
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
Now that Evgeni Nabokov has decided to not report to the New York Islanders, what happens next?
Well, for starters, the Islanders are within their rights to suspend Nabokov. That means Nabokov doesn’t get paid and has no other options in terms of playing elsewhere. He just sits.
That scenario could simply carry on for the balance of the season. End of story.
Or maybe not. The Islanders could appeal to the NHL to “toll” the contract, which essentially means push it to next year. In that case, Nabokov would then “owe” the Islanders a year and Nabokov would not necessarily become a free agent on July 1.
The Islanders do have other options if they so choose.
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