Chad Johnson to the New York Islanders, Justin Peters to the Washington Capitals
A potential UFA option to back up Ben Bishop this year in Tampa Bay is off the market.
Confirmed goalie Chad Johnson has signed with the #Islanders.— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) July 1, 2014
He'll join Jaroslav Halak on Long Island after the Boston Bruins let him walk. Thomas Greiss, Al Montoya, and Justin Peters still seem like the best options for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Or I guess maybe these guys:
With Johnson off the back-up goalie market, Anders Lindback could return to #TBLightning. Other options include Brodeur, Vokoun, Montoya,etc— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) July 1, 2014
Justin Peters, also off the market:
Peters signs with Caps, Washington Post reports.— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) July 1, 2014
That leaves very few goalies available to the Lightning.