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THOMAS GREISS LIKELY TO TEST THE FREE AGENT MARKET

According to Thomas Greiss’ agent, Ray Petkau, the New York Islanders goaltender is likely to test the free agent market this upcoming offseason.

“At this point, I do expect he’s headed to the market,” Petkau told The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun on Monday.

Petkau later went on to add that the soon to be unrestricted free agent goaltender “loves being a New York Islander” and would consider re-signing with the team if given the chance.

Greiss, 34, has spent the past five seasons with the Islanders. He appeared in 31 games with the team during the 2019-20 season, posting a 2.74 goals against average (GAA) along with a .913 save percentage (SV%). He also played in four playoff games, where he put up a 2.02 GAA and a .929 SV%.



While his agent says he would consider re-signing if given the chance, it doesn’t seem likely that the Islanders will offer Greiss another contract. Given that starting goalie Semyon Varlamov still has three years remaining on his deal, along with the fact that 25-year-old phenom Ilya Sorokin will play this upcoming season in North America, the writing appears to be on the wall for the German born goaltender. Teams will certainly be interested, as Greiss has been a highly regarded backup goaltender for quite some time.


COLTON PANKIW
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020  (11H51)