Islanders Lose G Robin Lehner, Sign G Semyon Varlamov

By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

The Islanders have had a lively start to free agency.

After losing goalie Robin Lehner to the Chicago Blackhawks on a one-year, $5 million deal, New York announced their agreement with goalie Semyon Varlamov on a four-year, $20 million contract Monday night.

Varlamov played the last eight years in Colorado, earning a record of 183-156-38. This past season, the 11-year veteran finished 20-19-9 with a goals-against average of 2.87 and a .909 save percentage in 49 games.

For his career, the 31-year-old has gone 213-169-50 with a 2.68 GAA and a .916 SV% in 448 career  games between the Avalanche and Capitals. 

Islanders goalie Robin LehnerUSA TODAY Images

Lehner played well in his one season with the Islanders, appearing in 46 of the team's 82 games while registering a 2.13 GAA and a .930 SV%.

The 27-year-old started all eight of New York's playoff games over Thomas Greiss and finished with a 2.00 GAA and .936 SV%.