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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Jaroslav Halak agrees to 4-year deal news servives

The New York Islanders have agreed to a four-year contract with recently acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak, the team announced Thursday.

Halak's deal is worth $18 million, a source told's Pierre LeBrun.

Halak, who was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent, was acquired by the Islanders from the Washington Capitals on May 1 for a fourth-round pick.  He split last season between St. Louis and Washington, compiling a 29-13-7 record with a 2.25 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.

In 272 career games with Montreal, St. Louis and Washington, the 28-year-old Halak has a 144-85-29 record with a 2.38 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage and 30 shutouts.

Halak's career highlight came in 2010, when he helped the Canadiens reach the Eastern Conference finals.