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Islanders News: Wahlstrom’s confidence, Palmieri’s injury, Dobson’s hopes

Kyle Palmieri is the first injury of camp, but it’s supposed to be minor, so calm down, maybe?

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New York Islanders Preseason Camp
Training camp!
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Training camp opened Thursday for the Islanders, and Lou’s franchise even did us the favor of actually announcing the camp roster.

Included on that, but not in the first day’s (and likely days’) skate, was Kyle Palmieri. He’s dealing with an unspecified injury that sounds short-term — he’s skating, just separately from the team — but you never know. However, Oliver Wahlstrom and Alex Romanov are healthy and ready to go.

Islanders News

  • For the Islanders, it’s mostly the same team that finished last season, with some big questions looming. [Post]
  • The Islanders “miss” Zach Parise and Josh Bailey. [Newsday]
  • Noah Dobson thinks he can hit another gear on offense. [Post]
  • The Islanders have many familiar faces and appear to be capable. [Athletic]
  • Matt Maggio changed off-ice habits to hopefully take a leap in his development. [Post]
  • About that new Ilya Sorokin mask. [THN]
  • Injury update: Romanov is ready for Day 1 of camp, so just chill on that front. [THN]
  • Oliver Wahlstrom is upbeat, confident after his injury rehab, which was the “best eight months” of his life. (Lots of Xbox then?) [Newsday | Post | THN]
  • As for Palmieri...a “tweak” that may keep him out for several days:


  • The Jets’ pending free agents claim not to be worrying about contracts. (Probably because they’re hitting the market and getting the hell out of Winnipeg.) [NHL]
  • The Sabres, in contrast, feel they are advancing in talks with their key blueline RFAs-to-be. [NHL]
  • To paraphrase Chris Rock, the Flyers are some low-expectations-having-mother players. [NHL]
  • Sadly, sounds like Oliver Kylington (who’s pronounced something like CHURCHMAN) will remain out for the Flames, dealing with some personal and family trauma issues. [Sportsnet]
  • Ilya Mikheyev, whose 2022-23 was cut short by a knee injury, has left training camp for personal reasons. [TSN]