37-year-old Czech defenseman Radek Martinek will join the Islanders training camp on a try-out, while goal scoring forward Brad Boyes will be heading to Florida’s camp.

Martinek was selected by the New York Islanders in the 8th round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.  The Czech native has put up  107 career points in the NHL, 25 of those were goals. In addition, Martinek has a -13 rating and has racked up 272 PIM throughout the 473 games he has suited up for, mainly with the Islanders. Martinek has also appeared in 9 playoff games, all for the Islanders where he recorded just one assist. Martinek played in four games this past season for HC Ceske Budejovice of the Czech league, the same team he played for in the last lockout back in 2004-2005, as well as 13 games with the Islanders last year, scoring three goals.

Boyes scored 35 points in 48 games last year with the New York Islanders, so his contract talks must have been out of the ball park for most teams. Boyes, who was drafted 24th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2000, has appeared in 606 NHL games and scored 168 times while adding 239 assists for a total of 407 points. He has been moved around a good amount of times, following tenures with the Sharks, Bruins, Blues, and Sabres.  If Boyes can come close to equaling his numbers from last year, or even close to it, Dave Tallon will make himself look even smarter than he already his.

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