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The Islanders May Have A Deal In Place With Golden Knights Plus Looking For Offense

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

The Islanders have a deal in place to send their first-round pick to Vegas to steer the expansion franchise toward selecting a designated player off the Isles’ unprotected list, two NHL sources confirmed to Newsday on Monday.

TSN first reported the existence of the deal.

The player designated for selection is still unknown, though clearly the goal for general manager Garth Snow is to clear some salary-cap space to upgrade the team’s roster before next season.

The deal also includes a third piece going to Vegas. There is a strong possibility that it would be Mikhail Grabovski, who has yet to be cleared to play after suffering a concussion in March of 2016. Grabovski’s $5-million cap hit is on the books for one more season for the Islanders, who are already within $4 million and change of the coming season’s $75-million salary cap.

Multiple reports indicate that Snow has been working the phones to try and secure a high-end offensive talent to bolster the team behind John Tavares.


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Iggy_Rules's avatar

Minor typo: Arthur Staple (missed the A).

The expansion draft trades will be interesting once known. How many picks in this year’s draft will Vegas end up with?

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 06/19/17 at 08:38 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Thanks IR, this time of year I am just happy I can see

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/19/17 at 08:41 PM ET


Sounds like they’ve got at least three first rounders, maybe more?. I wonder how many first rounders it would take to convince Jersey or Philly to give up #1 or #2. What about #1 AND #2?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/19/17 at 11:54 PM ET

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