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Islanders News: Jordan Eberle is going to be a father

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Also, Andrew Ladd and Cal Clutterbuck are projected to be ready for Opening Night.

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders - Game Two
Eberle scored a whole new goal this offseason.
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It’s the last day of August, which means it’s almost September, which is when training camps open. The season really can’t get here fast enough.

Islanders News

  • Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd are both making speedy recoveries, so some tough decisions await Barry Trotz and Lou Lamoriello at camp. [The Athletic]
  • On their way to their fourth Stanley Cup, the Islanders had to conquer the Big, Bad, first-overall Bruins in the Wales Conference Finals. [Maven’s Memories]
  • Jordan Eberle has spent his summer buying a house on Long Island and playing guitar. [Islanders]

He’s also got some excellent news:

Other Stuff

  • The NHL’s decision to not re-open the CBA offers cautions hope for labor peace. The NHLPA has until September 15 to exercise their option to re-open it. [Sportsnet]
  • Disgruntled Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi scored in his first game with the Finnish club Oulun Karpat. I have a feeling whichever NHL team pries him loose from Edmonton is going to look very smart. [Sportsnet]
  • Long-time Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds is hoping he gets a traditional Philly welcome when he returns as a member of the Devils this year. [Yahoo]
  • Defenseman Ben Lovejoy is retiring, taking away from the NHL one of the greatest names it has seen in its entire history. [Sportsnet]
  • Andrei Markov is still angling to return to the Canadiens this season; his agent says multiple teams are calling about the defenseman. [Sportsnet]
  • Justin Bourne says coaches shouldn’t play their defense-first players in the most high-stakes defensive moments. [The Athletic]
  • Here’s the most moving hockey-related article I’ve read in a while: Brock Boeser’s father, who is only 58, experienced a frightening episode last month and has been in the hospital since. He’s been fighting cancer that has spread throughout his body and was already dealing with Parkinson’s, which he was diagnosed with seven years ago. But he’s still going, and his son is by his side. Is someone cutting onions around here? [The Athletic]