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Islanders buy out Yashin, hope to keep Blake, Smyth

Updated: June 6, 2007, 8:12 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders will buy out the remaining four years on captain Alexei Yashin's 10-year contract in the first step of an offseason overhaul they hope will include re-signing Jason Blake and Ryan Smyth.

Alexei Yashin

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2007 Season Stats

GM G A PTS +/- PIM

58 18 32 50 6 44

"It's going to make the team have a different look," coach Ted Nolan said of Yashin's departure ...

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