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Islanders Re-Sign Asham and Kvasha

August 16, 2005

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ The New York Islanders re-signed veteran forwards Arron Asham and Oleg Kvasha to one-year contracts on Monday.

Kvasha was team’s co-leader in points during the 2003-04 season, finishing with 15 goals and 36 assists in 81 games. He represented Russia in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and had one assist in two games.

Last season, Kvasha played with CSKA Moscow and Severstal Cherepovets in Russia, posting nine goals and 11 assists in 48 games. In 429 career NHL games with the Florida Panthers and Islanders, Kvasha has 68 goals and 117 assists.

He will earn $1.178 million this season.

Asham played last season with EHC Visp in the Swiss National League and had two goals and four assists in five games.

Asham, who inked a $627,000 deal with the Islanders, has 38 goals and 40 assists in 278 NHL games.

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