Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Former Flyers goaltender Biron homeless no more; signs deal with Islanders

by Bob Herpen
The Phanatic Magazine

Martin Biron has found a home not too far from Flyerland, inking a one-year deal with, of all teams, the New York Islanders.

Several outlets report it's for $1.4 million.

The 31-year-old Quebec native finished 29-19-5 with a 2.76 goals against average and a pair of shutouts for Philadelphia in 2008-09. He won 65 regular-season games over two-plus years with the Flyers and was 11-12 with a 2.87 GAA and a pair of shutouts in 23 playoff games.

Biron is the newest addition to Garth Snow's logjam in the crease. He's already got former top-overall pick Rick DiPietro on a 15-year contract, newcomer Dwayne Roloson on a two-year deal, with Yann Danis and Joey McDonald waiting in the AHL.

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