"The Islanders are within their rights to suspend Nabokov. That means Nabokov doesn't get paid and has no other options in terms of playing elsewhere. He just sits. That scenario could simply carry on for the balance of the season. End of story.
Or maybe not. The Islanders could appeal to the NHL to 'toll' the contract, which essentially means push it to next year. In that case, Nabokov would then 'owe' the Islanders a year and Nabokov would not necessarily become a free agent on July 1."
-Bob Mackenzie via TSN
So in the span of a year, Nabokov would have gone from having the freedom to sign a $6-million per year contract in the KHL to being shackled to the Islanders for less than what P.A. Parenteau's(notes) making.
You think he reports to the Islanders now?
Edited by RunninWithTheDevil, 25 January 2011 - 05:08 PM.