The Isles made their second jump into the free agent market today with the signing of goaltender Martin Biron to a one-year deal. Judging from the draft and this month, apparently GM Garth Snow just can't have enough goalies on the roster.
In all seriousness, with this move, the Isles would seem to be admitting that Rick DiPietro's rehab is behind schedule in a best-case scenario as Biron is obviously not headed to the AHL. At worst, DiPietro will not suit up for 2009-10, and the questions regarding his career will continue to fester.
Be sure to check out B.D. Gallof's blog Islanders Independent for his take on the DiPietro situation, and I believe he will have much more on this in the hours and days to come.
Suffice to say, Mikko Koskinen was picked #31 for a reason. And welcome, John Tavares, to the never-ending craziness that is the Islanders.