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Steve Staios, Islanders agree to deal

Updated: September 30, 2011, 6:16 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Islanders have agreed with defenseman Steve Staios on a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. According to a source, the deal is worth $800,000.

The 38-year-old veteran, who played 39 games for the Calgary Flames last season, came to Islanders camp on a tryout and played well enough to earn a spot on the roster.

"I knew I wasn't just dipping my toe in to feel around," Staios said. "I was confident in myself that I could come in and be helpful with [the defense]."

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