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Robin Lehner Joins The New York Islanders

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The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Robin Lehner agreed to terms on a one-year contract. 

Lehner, 27, posted a 3.01 goals-against average with a .908 save percentage in 53 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Lehner's NHL career totals feature a 2.82 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 219 games with Buffalo and the Ottawa Senators. 

Ottawa selected Lehner in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. He spent parts of four seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League and was named Playoff MVP after leading Binghamton to the 2011 Calder Cup Championship. Lehner posted a career year the following season, highlighted by an AHL-leading .938 save percentage and career-marks in wins (18) and goals-against average (2.12).  

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$1.5M.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/03/18 at 05:17 PM ET

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Better goalie than Bernier, younger, shorter term and cheaper.

Probably more upside since two seasons ago he had a .920 save percentage and 2.64 GAA on the Sabres. That save percentage is better than any Bernier had since five seasons ago.

Posted by mtta on 07/03/18 at 10:52 PM ET

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It’s also possible Lehner didn’t want to come to Detroit because he’d have to compete with Howard as a starter. His chances of starting are much greater for NYI.

Posted by evileye on 07/05/18 at 11:24 AM ET

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