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Islanders sign Soshnikov, 2 others to 1-year deals

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The New York Islanders signed forward Nikita Soshnikov, goaltender Cory Schneider, and defenseman Parker Wotherspoon to one-year contracts Wednesday.

Soshnikov last played in the NHL in 2018-19 with the St. Louis Blues. Prior to that stint, he spent three years in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. He totaled eight goals and 16 points in 87 NHL games across parts of four seasons.

The 28-year-old winger returned to the KHL in 2019, tallying 39 goals and 90 points in 137 games. Soshnikov's contract is a one-way agreement for the league minimum.

Schneider was the starting goaltender for the Islanders' AHL affiliate in 2021-22, playing 30 games and recording a .921 save percentage. The 36-year-old appeared in one game for New York, a win against the New Jersey Devils, his former team.

Wotherspoon was a restricted free agent. Drafted in 2015 by the Islanders, he has yet to make his NHL debut.

The Islanders open their preseason schedule Monday against the New York Rangers.

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