With 2 weeks until free agency, #Isles and G Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a deal. Team needs a backup (or 2) for Jaro Halak.
Capuano: Poulin in net, Nabokov backing up. Visnovsky in, Donovan and Nilsson to be sent down. #Isles
NHL.com "New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov left the game Monday against the Dallas Stars with 7:06 left in the first period due to a lower-body injury. He will not return. Nabokov appeared to hurt his right side after sprawling to make a save with 8:40 remaining. He stayed down for a while and..." January 07
Newsday "For this little glimpse of Islanders hope recently -- five victories and 12 points in nine games -- Evgeni Nabokov is not claiming to tend to anything more than the goal. "I'm here to do my job and not be giving tons of advice and stuff,'' the 38-year-old goaltender said of possibly passing..." January 04
Pro Hockey Talk "Couple of Islanders notes ahead of tonight’s game in Glendale, where they’ll look to make it two straight victories for the first time since Nov. 2. — Goalie Evgeni Nabokov has been activated off injured reserve and Anders Nilsson has been sent back to AHL Bridgeport. Nabokov will back up Kevin..." December 12
Anders Nilsson will join #Isles tomorrow. No plans to look outside org yet, though Nabokov injury seems to be 4+ weeks.
NHL.com "Evgeni Nabokov's return didn't last long. The New York Islanders goaltender left the game Saturday night against the Detroit Red Wings 4:12 into the first period with a groin injury. Nabokov went down in an effort to stop Darren Helm's shot on a 2-on-0 break. Helm scored to tie the game nine..." November 16
CSN Bay Area "Former Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov will not be content to be a spectator this winter when the Olympics take over his native country of Russia. He will also not be content to be relegated to a backup position on team Russia behind Sergei Bobrovsky and Semyon Varlomov. “I do not..." August 30
New York Post "This was not a day when the Islanders were going to sit on their hands and watch. Instead, as NHL free agency opened yesterday at noon, the team that qualified for the playoffs last season for the first time since 2007 made a handful of calculated moves, the most impactful being the signing of..." July 06
#Isles have re-signed G Evgeni Nabokov to a 1-year, $3.25 million deal.
New York Post "With the NHL draft looming Sunday, there is even less certainty concerning the Islanders’ goaltending situation now than there was when their season ended after a six-game, first-round series loss to the Penguins. First is the fact talks between unrestricted free agent Evgeni Nabokov and the..." June 29
New York Post "The Islanders met together at Nassau Coliseum yesterday for the last time this season and spoke optimistically of a bright future, full of playoff berths and runs at Stanley Cup titles. But now, the real questions begin. And they revolve around three key veterans — goaltender Evgeni Nabokov,..." May 18
New York Post "The Islanders will remain home for a variety of reasons, from the dormant power play to drawing the powerhouse Penguins in the opening round of the playoffs. At the top of the list was the inconsistent play of Evgeni Nabokov in net. A strength became a weakness for the Islanders in this..." May 12
New York Post "The Islanders will sink or swim with Evgeni Nabokov. Despite being pulled for the second time in the series during the third period of Game 5’s ugly 4-0 loss to the Penguins in favor of youngster Kevin Poulin, the veteran will be back between the pipes for tonight’s make-or-break Game 6 at..." May 11
Pro Hockey Talk "The Islanders are pushing hard to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season and it sounds like GM Garth Snow wants to keep three key veterans to that push beyond this season. Arthur Staple of New York Newsday reports the team is looking to sign goalie Evgeni Nabokov as well..." March 17
Buffalo News "There are no answers in the Sabres’ dressing room. Buffalo’s players are just as lost and frustrated as the fans. The difference Saturday night was the players had to stick around until the end of another loss. The fans booed and left before it was over. “Hockey Heaven” has become a..." February 24
Newsday "Losing has not been a big part of Evgeni Nabokov's NHL career. Even though the 36-year-old goaltender has had a season that certainly has been a revival, it seems all but certain that he won't get to add to his career total of 80 playoff games, which ranks 21st all-time and second among active..." March 20
New York Post "Evgeni Nabokov faced a barrage of shots from all angles, stopping everything that came at him. Nabokov made 45 saves and Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored on Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout, helping the Islanders beat the Flyers 1-0 last night. Nabokov was sensational, turning aside every..." February 08
San Jose Mercury News "Evgeni Nabokov was hearing from some of his former teammates that he got a case of "Sharks flu" almost as soon as word got out that an injury forced him to sit out a shootout in Pittsburgh. But, no, Nabokov said Saturday, he wasn't trying to avoid facing the Sharks. On the contrary, he had been..." October 30
San Jose Mercury News "Former Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov, now with the New York Islanders, will miss Saturday's game against his old team because of a lower-body injury. The Sharks were expected to get their first look at Nabokov in an NHL jersey other than their own. But that isn't in the cards after Nabokov on..." October 29