Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss makes a save against Florida Panthers center Frank Vatrano during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Barclays Center on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke
PHILADELPHIA — Thomas Greiss deflected the inquiry like he has so many shots since the start of last season.
“I’m in a contract year?” the Islanders goalie playfully asked.
Yes, and a timely one for the 33-year-old, German-born Greiss, in the final season of a three-year, $10 million deal.
Greiss entered his expected ninth start of the season on Saturday night against the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center atop the NHL with both a 1.