By Will Yoder
March 29, 2012

The New York Islanders have signed goaltender John Grahame, according to ESPN.

Grahame will serve as a fill-in for incumbent Evgeni Nabokov, who will be able to recover from an injury that he suffered a week ago. It is unlikely that Grahame will remain the starter after this season because Nabokov recently signed a one-year $2.75 million contract extension with the Islanders.

Grahame, 36, played in 224 NHL games with stints in Boston, Tampa Bay and Carolina, and most recently played for the AHL Lake Erie Monsters. He has not played in the NHL since the 2007-08 season, when he was with the Hurricanes.

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