Zdeno Chara is returning to the group the place he began his profession, agreeing to phrases on a one-year deal with the New York Islanders.

The group launched the contract Saturday, the latest in a sequence of strikes by seasoned frequent supervisor Lou Lamoriello designed to get the Islanders over the hump contained in the playoffs.

It has been a summer time season of deft wage cap administration by 78-year-old Lamoriello, who traded Nick Leddy to Detroit for Richard Panik, added Zach Parise after his buyout by Minnesota and re-signed Kyle Palmieri, Anthony Beauvillier, Casey Cizikas and Adam Pelech.

The Islanders begin the season on a 13-game avenue journey before opening their glowing new house at Belmont Park in November.