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Evgeni Nabokov expected for training camp

Evgeni Nabokov is planning on reporting to Isles training camp in September, Newsday has learned.

According to Nabokov's agent Don Meehan, the 35-year-old Russian netminder will attend as per his contractual obligation.

"Absolutely," Meehan said when reached by telephone Wednesday afternoon.

Nabokov was claimed by the Islanders off waivers back in January. and subsequently suspended for his refusal to report. As Newsday first reported last month, the Islanders will "toll" his $570,000 contract and retain his rights for this upcoming season.

Most recently, Nabokov played for Russia in the World Championships in Russia, and although he suffered a reported groin injury during the tournament, Meehan said it's "nothing serious."

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