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[Updated & Official] Beauvillier, Sorokin, Palmieri also have new deals

The Islanders finally announced deals have been reached with Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri, Anthony Beauvillier and Ilya Sorokin.

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Note: After this post with the (unofficial) information on Anthony Beauvillier’s contract extension, the Islanders finally announced contract extensions (but not financial terms) with their own free agents Beauvillier, Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri and Ilya Sorokin, with Palmieri and Cizikas speaking to media, the latter effusively about his desire to remain, retire and even “die” an Islander. So, consider all that before the below musings.

Our original post follows.

The summer of unofficial Islanders news continues. While everyone and their stepbrother believes the Islanders have deals in place for unrestricted free agents Casey Cizikas (six years?) and Kyle Palmieri, cap-impacting RFAs to watch include Ilya Sorokin and Anthony Beauvillier.

The latter may have an agreement for a three-year extension believed to be around $4.1 million in AAV, per Arthur Staple of the Athletic:

If you’re tallying at home and coordinating with CapFriendly (which has the Isles at $11.92 million in cap space before these deals), that would be $6.6 million more taken off the cap, leaving $5.3 million to fit in Palmieri and Sorokin — BUT, add another expected $6 million in space when Johnny Boychuk returns to LTIR.

Another way to look at these unfiled but believed figures for Cizikas and Beauvillier is to say this consumes the Boychuck LTIR space plus roughly $600,000 more.

All offseason the speculation has been that Lou Lamoriello is keeping these deals under wraps so he has more flexibility when dealing with other teams in potential trade scenarios or who knows what other targeting may come from other teams. The Palmieri deal would presumably be the biggest ticket, but Sorokin’s deal is also one that has a wide range of possibilities, given his RFA status, KHL track record but short (albeit impressive) NHL experience thus far.

Anyway, they clearly have room for all of the above — and Zach Parise too? — after the trades of Nick Leddy and Andrew Ladd and the Expansion Draft-fenestration of Jordan Eberle. The question is there room for something else to make all this secrecy worthwhile...?