For a second time with two different teams, New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello is set to add goaltender Cory Schneider to his roster, this time through the free agent market.
At least that’s what TSN said on Monday. The two clans are said to be finalizing the details of an agreement.
When he was GM of the New Jersey Devils, Lamoriello acquired Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks in 2013 in return for a first-round draft selection that same year. The goalkeeper went on to play seven seasons with the club.
The Devils bought out the last two seasons of his contract last week, however, after a campaign in which Schneider shuttled between the National League and the American League.
In 2019-2020, the 34-year-old goaltender posted a 3-6-2 record, a 3.53 goals against average and an .887 save rate in 11 starts.
The American also wore the Vancouver Canucks colors for five years early in his career. He notably won the Jennings trophy at the end of the 2010-2011 season with Quebecer Roberto Luongo.