Martinek signs three-year extension with Islanders

Updated: October 5, 2007, 3:02 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Defenseman Radek Martinek signed a three-year contract extension Friday with the New York Islanders through at least 2011.

The 31-year-old from the Czech Republic could have become a free agent after this season. The Islanders begin the season at Buffalo on Friday night.

"That's great news to start the season," said Islanders coach Ted Nolan. "I'm happy for Marty because he's earned this, but I'm just as happy for our team and our fans because we just locked up one of our ...

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