April 07, 2009

The New York Islanders have signed veteran forward Doug Weight to a one-year contract extension Tuesday.

In his first season with the Islanders, the 39-year-old Weight has recorded nine goals and 26 assists despite missing 29 games because of injury.

The contract runs through the 2009-10 season. Weight originally signed with the Islanders as an unrestricted free agent last July. In 1,180 career games, Weight has 274 goals and 730 assists.

The two-time Olympian is one of four American-born players to have recorded at least 200 goals and 700 assists in their career.

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