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By SI Wire
July 02, 2014

After remaining fairly quiet on the first day of free agency, the Islanders made a splash Wednesday by making a pair of notable signings. 

The Isles landed Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski, both on four-year deals, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun:

After playing the majority of his NHL career in Toronto, Grabovski spent last season with the Capitals. He had 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) in 58 games for Washington. 

Grabovski will be reunited with his former Maple Leaf teammate Kulemin in New York. Kulemin, 27, spent the last six seasons with Toronto. Kulemin scored a career-high 30 goals in 2010-11, but has struggled in recent years. Over the past three seasons, he only has a total of 23 goals. 

The duo will look to improve an Islanders offense which ranked in the middle of the pack last year in scoring. 

MUIR: Slim pickings remain after opening day of NHL free-agent frenzy

—Dan Gartland

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