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Islanders News: Ladd, Clutterbuck skate; Söderström doesn’t

The Isles alternate captains discuss a summer of change, while a top prospect battles injury

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In retrospect, perhaps Stan knew all along.
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Happy late summer Friday. Training camp is nearing, players are skating...and we have some real news here and there:

  • Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd are among the Islanders now skating together on Long Island as summer winds down. They discussed their own struggles, looking forward to the season, and hoping the fans keep that chip on their shoulder. [NHL | Athletic]
  • Linus Söderström update: The injury and rehab setbacks are still, well, setting him back. He explained in a Hockey Sverige interview that is worth running through a translator. [Hockey Sverige | LHH]
  • Since our last bits post, some Top 25 Under 25 additions: Devon Toews at #7, and Josh Ho-Sang at #6
  • More video from the Summer Series, Mathew Barzal edition. [Isles]


  • Not that I particularly care: Also skating with his teammates, his new ones: A guy who wore #91 her for a while. [NHL]
  • Maybe the Erik Karlsson trade talks are heating up again, or maybe the people who want there to be trade talks are stirring the pot. [NHL] “Word is” from one guy that he doesn’t want to be with any Canadian teams. [TSN]
  • Divisional impact: Sean Couturier has an injury that doesn’t require surgery, but will keep him out till the tail end of camp. [NHL]
  • Jack Eichel will focus on keeping his fiery emotions in check. [TSN]
  • William Nylander’s contract will (still) take a while, but that’s okay. [Sportsnet]
  • On the repeatability of rushes, scoring off passes, rebounds. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • TSN escalates the search to learn what’s up with Joe Murphy. [TSN] There’s no reason for falls like that. [TSN]
  • The Maple Leafs have hired women’s hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser in a player development role. [NHL]
  • So, when will we see a woman behind an NHL bench? [Athletic]