When the off season opened it was clear that the Islanders drastically needed to improve their goalies. They did that early in the off season by acquiring and signing up Jaroslav Halak. But they still needed a backup as it became clear that they would not have a reunion with Evgeni Nabokov.
Right at the outset of free agency today the Islanders took care of that issue as they signed former Bruins backup goalie Chad Johnson to a two year contract worth 1.3 million per season to take over that role for the Islanders.
Johnson had a 2.10 GAA and a .925 save percentage in 27 games for the Bruins last season.
This was actually a solid signing as Johnson was one of the top backup goalies available.