TSN is reporting that the Islanders have signed Doug Weight to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million. Weight had been long rumored to be headed to the Isles in the offseason, and it seems the rumor was true.
Overall, the signing will eventually be measured in what Weight is able to teach the young Islanders. As long as Weight does not restrict the youth movement and takes an active role in helping shape the future, the signing should work out OK. Plus, the contract is fairly unobtrusive - it helps the Isles to get to the salary floor and does not lock them in for the 2009-10 season.
In terms of a signing that will propel the Isles into playoff contention - not likely.
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