Evgeni Nabokov has been claimed by the New York Islanders today. The word around town is that Nabokov will most likely not report. If this happens that Islanders can either put him back on waivers or suspend him, ending his season. Isles GM Garth Snow does not seem worried however.
My bet is that Nabokov will be suspended if he does not report and a Western conference contender will make a favorable trade to the Islanders as a thank you for keeping Nabokov away from Detroit. That is the only reason I could see for NYI claiming Nabokov- as a favor to another team which will be repaid with draft picks.