From SI.com: No word yet on the future home of Maxim Afinogenov, but the erstwhile Sabre is skating with Dynamo Moscow of the Russian league. There are rumors of two or three NHL teams desperate enough for offense that they've given him some consideration (including the Islanders and Rangers) but it's hard to believe either John Tortorella or Scott Gordon would put up with his extended periods of non-involvement. Odds are he'll find somewhere to float in Europe.
My thanks to Spectors Hockey for the link. Afinogenov, is an older version of Zherdev, so he is in the same boat.....no one seems to want him. If he could be more "involved" in say, a training camp invite, then the Islanders can make a decision. Until then, at least we know the Islanders have added him to their list.