In the latest edition of backup turned starter, Thomas Greiss re-signed with the New York Islanders for three years at a $3.3 average annual value.
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In the latest edition of the “backup turned starter,” Thomas Greiss has quickly put to bed doubts regarding his ability.
Through two seasons with the team, Greiss has been in the top five for even strength save percentage.
As if carrying a .928 save percentage and a 2.25 GAA through 25 starts wasn’t enough, Greiss was a catalyst in getting the franchise’s first playoff win in 23 years.
In his first post-season appearance as a starter, Greiss put up respectable .923 SV% and a 2.46 GAA.
Fans agree this has been in the works for Greisser since about this time last year. Griess has more than proven to be a capable NHL starter and has certainly made things easier for the Islanders.
At the age of 31, Greiss will hopefully continue this kind of play until the conclusion of his contract. By the end of his contract, the Islanders would hope to have one of JF Berube or Ilya Sorokin ready to take reign in the net.
As things continue to develop for the Islanders, how the situation in net plays out will be key.
Jaroslav Halak update: He's won his last 5 straight games in Bridgeport and has an overall SV% of .927 and 2.03 GAA.
— Allan Walsh (@walsha) January 30, 2017
Halak is making noise down in Bridgeport, so it seems there may yet be one more battle in the crease should Greiss falter.