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12/20/2006 10:39:07 AM


The New York Islanders have acquired Randy Robitaille and a fifth round pick in 2008 from the Philadephia Flyers in exchange for Mike York.

Robitaille returns to the Islanders after spending the last two and a half seasons playing with Atlanta, Minnesota and the Islanders.

"We're very happy to acquire a strong playmaker in Randy Robitaille," said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. "Randy will help us on the power play and he's good on faceoffs. We add another draft pick, which is always good news. And while we acquire a player in Randy whose production is equal to Mike's, we also gain additional cap flexibility."

Robitaille has appeared in 27 games for Philadelphia recording five goals and 17 points. He led the Flyers with a 53.6 faceoff winning percentage, was tied for third on the team in scoring and was second in assists.

Robitaille was signed by Philadelphia as a free agent this past July.

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