Carkner signed with the Islanders for three years and $4.5 million after another team, the Colorado Avalanche, announced he had signed with them. Carkner played for the Senators for the past five seasons. He has played 162 NHL games, recording four goals and 18 assists while racking up 361 penalty minutes. Carkner played in four playoff games last season for Ottawa and had one assist and 21 penalty minutes.
Boyes was signed to a one-year deal for $1 million. Boyes had eight goals and 15 assists for the Sabres last season in 65 games. Two goals and six assists for Boyes came via the power-play. For his career, Boyes has 158 goals (31 game-winners) and 214 assists. Thirty-one percent of his career points have come on the power-play.