The Islanders' payroll has officially surpassed the cap floor, and it took the new contract of new Islanders' forward Cal Clutterbuck to push them over the threshold.Earlier today, the New York Islanders and Cal Clutterbuck came to an agreement on a 4-year deal worth $11M. The new deal keeps the newly-acquired Clutterbuck on Long Island through the 2016-17 season, costing the Islanders an affordable $2.75M against the salary cap per season.We have yet to see Clutterbuck on the ice, wearing the Islanders' crest, but Clutterbuck's deal should be an indicator that the Islanders truly got their man in last week's trade, which saw Nino Niederreiter shipped over to Minnesota. With the extension of Clutterbuck, the deal, berated by many Isles' fans, now reads a little bit more into the...

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