While everyone was concerning themselves with the domestic life of Islanders defensemen or the locker room strife with a certain local circus, Newsday's Arthur Staple announced a bit of Islanders news that otherwise would be of paramount importance.
Goalie Kevin Poulin will return on a one-year contract.
G Kevin Poulin has re-upped with #Isles on a one-year, two-way deal. Same financial terms as last year (600/275).— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) August 11, 2015
Poulin, who did not sign a qualifying offer by the deadline, is 18-25-0-3 with the Islanders in parts of five seasons. The 2008 fifth round pick lost his only game of last year in OT (to the Sabres, of all teams), and still has yet to find a permanent place on the big club. He'll spend most of this coming season at Bridgeport with Stephon Williams, while Jaroslav Halak and newly-signed Thomas Greiss get the NHL starts.
It's hard to imagine Poulin gets too many more chances to establish his career after this one, but the Islanders are still waiting for Williams, Penn State's Eamon McAdam or Euro guys Ilya Sorokin or Linus Soderstrom to take a step forward.
In other words, they're goalies so who the hell knows anything thanks for reading please come again.
PS: Staple said there's no news on Poulin's fellow RFA Brock Nelson.