It appears the New York Islanders will be getting Ilya Sorokin to come over and play in the NHL next year. Here’s what it means for Greiss.
According to Igor Eronko, Ilya Sorokin fully intends on coming over to the NHL next year to play with the New York Islanders. Lou Lamoriello’s plan of having Semyon Varlamov be the bridge to Sorokin seems to be taking place, but what does that mean for Thomas Greiss?
Well, for the second year in a row, the Islanders will be letting a goalie coming off a career year walk in free agency. Greiss is on fire out of the gate, with a .938 save percentage and a 1.98 goals against average.
But, Greiss is on the final year of his deal and turning 34 in just a couple of months. With the decision to give Varlamov a four-year deal the Islanders have essentially sealed Thomas Greiss’ fate.
Like Robin Lehner before him, he will have to test the goalie market in free agency, but luckily for Greiss he should be able to cash in. If both Varlamov and Lehner were able to get $5 million AAV, Greiss should be right around the same come July.
Maybe a return to San Jose is in order for Greiss, or perhaps the Devils or Oilers would be a good fit. Regardless, Thomas Greiss isn’t going to be an Islander next year but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy every ounce that he puts into the 2019-2020 season.
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