Lehner signs one-year contract with the Islanders

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Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) watches the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

After not receiving a qualifying offer from the Sabres and entering free agency, Robin Lehner had to sit a wait following the first few days of free agency to find a new crease to patrol.

On Tuesday, the netminder and the New York Islanders agreed to a one year contract.

The 26-year-old, who was critical at times of the Sabres poor player in front him, compiled a 42-61-22 record while with the Blue & Gold, which included a 14-26-9 record this past season.

Lehner will likely compete with Thomas Greiss for the starting role.

The Islanders finished the year with a 35-37-10 record and has star center John Tavares sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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