Jul 1, 2012, 2:29 PM EST
Turns out they only got it half right.
In an odd twist, Carkner has agreed to a three-year deal with the New York Islanders, leaving Colorado’s PR department to wipe egg off its collective face.
(Newsday’s Arthur Staple confirms it’s a three year deal worth $4.5 million.)
While the tweet snafu is amusing, the biggest development here is that Carkner moves to the Atlantic Division — where his Islanders will face the New York Rangers six times next season.
That’s huge, because Carkner has a special kind of history with Rangers forward Brian Boyle:
Carkner, 31, has played 162 games over the course of five NHL seasons registering four goals, 18 assists and racked up 361 penalty minutes over that time.
Update: The Avalanche Twitter feed has deleted the Carkner tweet. I’m sure a screenshot will surface eventually.
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