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NHL Free Agency Tracker: The names, teams and signings are starting to leak

They can’t sign till noon July 1, but people seem to know where Joe Pavelski, Mats Zuccarello and such will land.

Andrew Ladd Out Four to Five Months

The veteran forward tore ACL in Sunday’s win

John with an “h”: Gruden Named Islanders Assistant Coach

Did the Isles get the better Gruden?

Halak day-to-day, Poulin recalled, Lubo out vs Chi

Kevin Poulin has been recalled from Bridgeport, as Halak did not make the trip to Chicago.

What AHL Moves Mean for the AHL, ECHL & Isles

The AHL announced a new Pacific Division (which may as well be called the California Division). Here's how the moves work out and how it affects the leagues and the Islanders.

Grabovski out indefinitely with concussion

On Saturday, via Arthur Staple of New$day, the Islanders announced that center Mikhail Grabovski does have a concussion and will be sidelined indefinitely.

NHL Board Approves Islanders Sale Just 'Cuz

The NHL's Board of Governors unanimously and unexpectedly voted today to approve the sale of the Islanders from Charles Wang to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin, which was agreed upon just a few weeks ago by all parties.

Arrests made in Boogaard death, Isles son charged

Two men have been charged for their roles in the death of New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard, who overdosed on prescription painkillers in 2011. Jordan Hart, son of former Islander Gerry Hart, has been indicted for selling Boogaard pills.

Camp Round Up, Day 1: Wide Eyes and Microphones

The Islanders kicked off their 2014 Rookie Camp - the final one at Nassau Coliseum - and brought together fresh draft picks, returning "veterans" and local walk-ons. Here's a collection of bits, observations and quotes from Day 1.

Rolling Boyle: Isles Looking to Flip UFA D

In his Rumblings blog on Wednesday, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports that Islanders GM Garth Snow has "talked to a couple of teams" regarding defenseman Dan Boyle, who will be an unrestricted free agent if he isn't signed to a contract before July 1.

Pokka Party: Isles sign Finnish D to ELC

The Islanders have signed young Finland defender Ville Pokka to a three-year Entry Level Contract, ending weeks and hours of worry. But we'll probably find something else to worry about soon enough.

Isles keep 2014 pick, send next year's to Sabres

The Islanders made official this afternoon that they would be retaining their first round pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft and would transfer their 2015 pick to Buffalo to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. It's all very zen.

Isles, Halak agree to 4-year contract

The Islanders have signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a 4-year, $18 million contract, solidifying their crease for next season.

Goalie Gotten: Isles acquire UFA Halak from Caps

The New York Islanders acquired UFA goalie Jaroslav Halak from the Washington Capitals for a fourth round pick with the hopes of solidifying their goaltending for next season.

Isles trade Regin, Bouchard for scrap of paper

Following Thursday's loss to Calgary, the Islanders announced the trade of Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard to the Chicago Blackhawks for a fourth round draft pick in 2014. That, um, not good.

Vanek Panic? Newsday says Isles offer spurned

According to a Newsday, winger Thomas Vanek has turned down a "substantial" offer from the Islanders and is being shopped around the league by GM Garth Snow.

Lundqvist named NHL's Third Star of the Week

Also, Islanders captain John Tavares named the First Star of the week. So have a seat, Hank.

Handy Breakdown of NHL Preseason Suspensions

The 2013-14 NHL season hasn't even started yet, and a bunch of players have already been suspended for their actions in the preseason. This quick list outlines who's in and who's out so far.

2013 NHL Awards, Part 2: Sorry, Johnny

On Day of the NHL Awards presentation, Alex Ovechkin wins the Hart trophy over Sidney Crosby and John Tavares, and Sergei Bobrovski brings big hardware back to Columbus.

2013 NHL Awards, Part 1: St. Louis over Moulson

In the first of a two-day televised presentation of NHL awards, Jonathan Toews won the Selke, Paul MacLean won the Jack Adams and Matt Moulson didn't win the Lady Byng.

Lubo: From grievance to contract extension.

Lubomir Visnovsky has signed a two-year contract extension with the New York Islanders.

Visnovsky will miss training camp

The New York Islanders defenseman continues to play with his KHL team and will once again miss training camp on Monday.

Visnovsky Still Don't Want None of This

After an arbitration case, some hometown playing and a good ol' NHL lockout, Lubomir Visnovsky still isn't coming to the New York Islanders.

He's an Islander now? An Isles offseason refresher

Since July feels like ages ago, a recap of all of the Islanders off-season transactions seems in order.

NHL Lockout Ends after 113 days (Early Thread)

The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a tentative deal to end the lockout and put out a shortened 2013 season. Huzzah!

Video: Swiss WJC match turns on headshot to Pokka

A bad hit on Ville Pokka was not only late and dirty, but it may have cost Switzerland their best shot at an upset.

So John Tavares was bitten in a Swiss game

John Tavares was bitten in a Swiss league game by Biele's Clarence Kparghai, according to a report.

Post-game: Sound Tigers 5 (EN), Whale 2

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers rode a big night from their second line to beat the Connecticut Whale in the first leg of a home-and-home series.

NHL Sues John Tavares* (*among others)

The NHL's lawsuit against the NHLPA names 36 players, including New York Islanders star John Tavares.

McDonald Named Captain; DeFazio Suspended 6 Games

AHL veteran and NHL-aspirant Colin MacDonald has been named Bridgeport Sound Tigers captain. Meanwhile, Brandon DeFazio gets six games.

Lockout Links: Everyone's all emo

The NHL lockout drags on, negotiations stall, what else is new?

This stream has:

The lockout's death throes, or more of the same?

The NHL lockout will end someday. Possibly this month. Maybe Tuesday's "cautious optimism" is even a sign of progress. Follow the updates if you dare.