The Islanders have acquired goalie Jaroslav Halak from the Washington Capitals for a fourth round pick.
2:13PM: There is mutual interest in getting a contract done between the Islanders and Halak. The two sides have already had a “brief” conversation. (LeBrun)
2:09PM: Allan Walsh, Halak’s agent, says that Halak “absolutely” has interest in signing with the Islanders long-term. (Staple)
2PM: The Capitals have announced that they have sent Halak to the Islanders for a 2014 fourth round pick. (Caps)
The fourth round pick the Islanders are sending to Washington is one they acquired from Chicago for Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.
1:54PM: The Islanders are working on a deal with the Washington Capitals to acquire goaltender Jaroslav Halak. (Bob McKenzie)
Halak, 28, was sent from St. Louis to Buffalo as part of the Ryan Miller trade and then sent from Buffalo to Washington on March 5th for Michal Neuvirth.
Halak has a record of 144-85-29 in his career and this season was 29-13-7. His career save percentage is .918 and his career GAA is 2.38.
In 12 games for the Caps after his trade, Halak was 5-4-3 with a 2.31 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
Halak is a pending UFA and just finished the fourth year of a four year deal that has a cap hit of $3.75 million.
Halak’s actual salary this season was $4.5 million.