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Trade? Sure. Why not?: Islanders acquire forward Timashov from Detroit for futures

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For essentially nothing, the Islanders acquired the 24-year old Ukrainian who has 44 NHL games.

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This guy.
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While you were settling into a pizza and the latest episode of The Mandalorian on this fine Friday evening, the Islanders were making a trade with the Red Wings for forward Dmytro Timashov.

Going the other way are everybody’s favorite nebulous currency, Future Considerations. In exchange for... essentially nothing, the Islanders acquired the 24-year old Ukrainian winger who has 44 NHL games under his belt between Toronto and Detroit.

Drafted by the Leafs in the fifth round of the 2015 draft, Timashov won a Calder Cup with the Marlies and had 107 points (38 goals and 69 assists) over three seasons in the AHL. In the big league, he has four goals and five assists, all with the Leafs. He went scoreless in five games as a Red Wing after being picked up on waivers last season.

My buddy JJ over at Winging It In Motown described Timashov as a nice player without a solid spot on Detroit’s roster (which, uh, was not good last year).

Timashov filled a bottom-six role with hustle and received a qualifying offer, but so far has not signed a deal to play in the NHL next season. Detroit already had plenty of forwards vying for spots and it appears interest in having Timashov being among those vying wasn’t terribly high from either side of the negotiations.

Oh, right. The QO and negotiations. Timashov is a restricted free agent who needs a new contract. Should come in a little bit south of the Islanders’ other big RFA.

Although Timashov and Lou Lamoriello were with the Maple Leafs at the same time, Lou was not the one who drafted him. There is, though, another member of the Islanders who probably knows him pretty well.

Timashov (whose first name is spelled Dmytro according to Hockey-Reference.com, although the Islanders have an extra “i” before the “m”) could be a regular for Bridgeport or he could be in the mix for a spot on the big club. We’ll have to wait until January to find out.