Late in the evening, the New York Islanders announced that they acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Ottawa Senators. They sent back to the Senators a seventh-round pick in 2022 and took on his full salary.
There was no salary retained in the Braydon Coburn trade to NYI.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 12, 2021
Coburn, 36, will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. He has appeared in only 16 games this season for the Senators, so you may have reacted as Dan did:
Braydon Coburn was still in the NHL?— Dan (@cultureoflosing) April 12, 2021
He will probably serve as, at best, the Isles’ seventh defenseman, which is good, because he is kind of washed at this point. I remember him being pretty good during his prime, but that was a while ago.
However, he has played in many playoff games throughout his career, so if he did have to step into the lineup, he would at least be familiar with the surroundings. That being said, while he did win the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning last summer, he appeared in only 3 games throughout the bubble run.
This a veteran playoff guy that Lamoriello has traded for.— Mollie Walker (@MollieeWalkerr) April 12, 2021
Coburn has skated in 137 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring 32 points (three goals and 29 assists). #Isles
Either way, it’s only a seventh-round pick, and I imagine he will play only in break-glass-in-case-of-emergency settings, given how frequently Barry Trotz has used his main six defensemen.
The Isles still have a little bit of cap room with which to play, but they are at the 50-contract limit. They would have to send a contract back somewhere else.
After acquiring defenseman Braydon Coburn, the NY #Isles are now using $11.45M of their $13M in LTIR relief— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) April 12, 2021
They have $1.55M in non-prorated LTIR relief remaininghttps://t.co/Kv73KcV1JG pic.twitter.com/bDaGnSVRSp
#Isles acquiring Braydon Coburn tonight doesn't completely rule out another move tomorrow. Currently at $1.55m in cap space; could add more by sending Komarov to the taxi squad or putting Johnston on LTIR.— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) April 12, 2021
Do they need to add? That's a separate question.
They may not yet be done.
In other news, as of this posting, Taylor Hall may be headed to the Boston Bruins.
Told Curtis Lazar is going to Boston from the Sabres. Reason to believe this is part of a bigger deal. Awaiting word on Hall. Stay tuned.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2021
Darren Dreger has had the Hall story from the beginning, so we shall see where this goes.