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With Health Issues Of A Family Member Stabilized, Travis Hamonic Wants To Remain With The Islanders

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

Travis Hamonic will remain an Islander.

The 25-year-old defenseman informed general manager Garth Snow today that Hamonic no longer wishes to be traded closer to his Winnipeg home, a request he made before the start of training camp after getting some dire news on the health of a family member.

“When Garth and I spoke last summer, the whole reason why this came about was some serious health concerns for a member of my family back home,” Hamonic said. “It was a tough, trying year but I had the support of the whole organization and my teammates the whole year and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

“In the last little while, we’ve learned the situation has stabilized itself. Just relieved for that, thankful for that, pretty grateful. I love being an Islander, it’s my home here, my family loves it, I love my teammates, this organization. Being an Islander is one of the best things I do with my life.”

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