The Islanders announced on Friday they re-signed impending free agent Tanner Fritz to a two-year contract.
According to multiple reports, Fritz will get $700,000 next season on a one-way deal, but he'll be on a two-way deal for the 2020-21 season. He'll earn $700,000 that season in the NHL, or have a $250,000 salary in the AHL but will get $275,000 guaranteed.
The 27-year-old forward provides depth up front for the Isles. He was thrust into a pivotal role in March as the third-line center when Valtteri Filppula went down with an elbow injury.
Fritz registered one assist in eight NHL games this season before undergoing blood clot surgery on his hand on March 30. At the time he was given a six-to-eight week recovery timetable.
He never returned before the Islanders were swept in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by Carolina. Fritz had 37 points in 57 games for AHL Bridgeport in 2018-19.
The Isles also announced they agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with forward Arnaud Durandeau, whom they selected in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft. They had until 5 p.m. Saturday to reach a deal or otherwise the Isles would've lost the rights to Durandeau.