30-Year-Old Goalie – Free Agent
Nathan Lawson Contract Information:
Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.
Lawson is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Lawson was signed by the Canadiens in the offseason, but with a two-way contract and Montreal inking Peter Budaj, Lawson appears headed to AHL Hamilton to be the Bulldogs' No. 1 goalie. He'll get his opportunities in training camp and preseason, but the backup to Carey Price is Budaj's job.
Last season the Islanders signed Dwayne Roloson and Martin Biron as insurance in case Rick DiPietro couldn't play. They still have Roloson, but with DiPietro supposedly ready to play the Isles didn't sign a third goaltender, well, Lawson is next in line should something happen to Roloson or DiPietro.
Lawson did well in rookie campaign in the AHL, posting a 19-9-2 record with a 2.16 GAA for Bridgeport. He won't touch the NHL this year due to the depth at the position the Islanders now have, and the team took two netminders in the June Entry Draft, so his future chances don't appear to bright either.