Probably not the original plan, to be honest.
The Islanders finally announced deals have been reached with Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri, Anthony Beauvillier and Ilya Sorokin.
Islanders Roster Moves
The Isles have decision trees to follow at center, wing and defense, but free agent names are already dropping fast.
It’s a hit to the lineup, for $5.5 million more off the cap.
Something more must be going on. Right?
The biggest remaining salary cap headache is moved for a couple of second-round picks and a conditional third.
Lou Lamoriello found a solution to a difficult problem.
J-G Pageau’s playoff injury is a reminder of the challenge Lamoriello has in continuing the Islanders’ success.
The former Devils will likely pair together alongside 900-game Islander Josh Bailey to start off.
It’s the first time Covid protocol list has affected an Isles game lineup.
The defenseman agrees to a reported two-year, $10 million deal.
We were afraid it might come to this.
Also: Pulock, Toews, Ho-Sang file for arbitration.
Standard steps while the Islanders are also reportedly trying to resign UFA Derick Brassard.
Will he be the only European assignment?
Noah Dobson will get a new opportunity, and Thomas Hickey may also be needed.
The Islanders are now deeply committed to four regular centers.
Lunch time on the trade deadline featured more potential big news for the Islanders.
The Islanders send 2020 first- and second-round picks, and a very conditional third in 2022, with intentions to sign Pageau to an extension.
Twelve minutes of funny business.
A laceration to the Islanders trusty center opens opportunity for Bardreau’s return
Sebastian Aho has been recalled from Bridgeport
Leo Komarov has been placed on IR as Cole Bardreau gets another look.
Three NHL-caliber players expected to join Bridgeport.