Islanders Rumor: Evgeni Nabokov NOT Traded to Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 27: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders can't make the save on a goal by James Neal #18 (not pictured) of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on October 27, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Despite rumors that the Islanders had traded goalie, Evgeni Nabokov, he remains an Isle.

A trade rumor surfaced on Twitter last night, claiming Isles goalie, Evgeni Nabokov, had been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman, Fedor Tyutin. Now it turns out there was no truth to the rumor and Nabokov remains an Islander.

Katie Strang from ESPN New York has the scoop:

As of 9 a.m. Friday morning, the Islanders had not asked Nabokov to waive his no-trade clause, general manager Garth Snow confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

Snow also said there was no truth whatsoever to the rumors that surfaced Thursday night.

The 10 year veteran has suited up for the Isles just five times. He sports a 1-3 record and a 2.81 goals against average. He was drafted in 1999 by the San Jose Sharks and played his career with the Sharks, until the Isles claimed his off waivers in January. 

For more on the Islanders, visit Lighthouse Hockey and the New York Islanders team page.

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