Forward Nate Thompson, who was scheduled to have an NHL arbitration
hearing on Monday, avoided that process by reaching agreement today
with the Islanders. He signed a one-year, two-way contract.
"Nate made an immediate impact last season, fitting right into our team system,” said Garth Snow, General Manager, New York Islanders. “He is the type of player every team looks for by giving an extra effort every time he steps on the ice.”-Garth Snow
This will give some flexibility to the roster. I had mentioned before, if Thompson did not have a good camp, that he would probably be waived.