Islanders Rumors & News

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Poulin, Islanders agree to two-year contract: report

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with goaltender Kevin Poulin on a two-year contract, Tim Wharnsby of CBC.ca reported. The signing would avoid a salary arbitration hearing. It is a two-way contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the minors, Wharnsby reported. Poulin went..." July 24

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles have placed F Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers.

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles have signed Casey Cizikas to 2-year, $2-million contract and Calvin de Haan to 3-year, $5.9 million contract.

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    Murray Pam @Pammerhockey

    Pierre-Marc Bouchard signs with @evzug of the Swiss League. Bouchard played 593 #NHL games with #Wild, #Islanders.

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    Daniel Friedman @DFriedmanOnNYI

    Snow, on Josh Ho-Sang: "Probably has the most talent of anyone in that entire draft." #Isles

  • Islanders sign Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to FOUR-YEAR deals

    Islanders Point Blank "The Islanders have signed forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to four-year contracts. (Arthur Staple) Kulemin gets $16.75 million over four years. His cap hit is $4.1875 Grabovski gets $20 million over four-years. His cap hit will be $5 million. They were teammates in Toronto" July 03

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    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    Harry Zolnierczyk signs with Isles. 2 way deal. 600/300

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    Isles add more goaltending depth, agreeing to terms with G David Leggio, client of @BBarts and Steve Bartlett, on 1 yr, 2-way deal

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles have also signed F Jack Skille to 2-way deal. Played for CLB last season, Panthers/Hawks prior. More roster depth.

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    NYIslanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES TRANSACTION: Islanders Agree to Terms with Forward Cory Conacher - http://t.co/ObYzQVSasR pic.twitter.com/d1RM7xkYYh

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs lose Brennan. RT @StapeNewsday: #Isles sign D T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal (one-way).

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles sign G Chad Johnson.

  • Incredulous Isles GM needs some wins to back up his attitude

    New York Post "As usual with the Islanders, it couldn’t just be about the personnel move, in this case the decision to trade up in the draft on Friday to select risk/reward fledgling center Josh Ho-Sang 28th overall. No, it couldn’t be just about that. Instead, as is commonplace with this shipwreck franchise..." June 29

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    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Islanders GM Garth Snow looking to trade

    Newsday "The Islanders have the fifth pick in Friday's draft and, rather than going into draft weekend looking to add to their prospect pool as in years past, Islanders general manager Garth Snow is looking to trade that pick for NHL-ready talent after an unsuccessful season. "We're open to trading the..." June 22

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    With 2 weeks until free agency, #Isles and G Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a deal. Team needs a backup (or 2) for Jaro Halak.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Isles GM Garth Snow says he's now shopping Dan Boyle's rights, having been unable to sign the pending UFA defenseman...

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    George Bazos, Dan Boyle's agent, says Boyle will let #Isles know by end of this week whether he's interested in starting contract talks.

  • Islanders Acquire Dan Boyle

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Dan Boyle has been acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft. The exchanged pick becomes a fourth-round selection if Boyle signs with the Islanders. Boyle, 37,..." June 05

  • Graham Agrees To Entry-Level Deal

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that Jesse Graham has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. Graham, 20, scored 54 points (11 goals, 43 assists) in 66 games last season in the Ontario Hockey League. The Oshawa, Ontario, native served as team captain of the Niagara..." June 01

  • Pokka Agrees to Entry-Level Contract with Islanders

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that Ville Pokka has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. Pokka, 19, scored 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 54 games with Karpat during his third full season in the Liiga (Finland). The Tornio, Finland, native was named one of three..." May 28

  • Isles ‘absolutely’ willing to deal No. 5 pick, says Snow

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shortly after announcing he was keeping the fifth overall pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Isles GM Garth Snow said he’d be willing to part with it. From the New York Post: When asked if he is willing to deal the pick, Snow hardly let his questioner finish before saying, “Absolutely. We’re..." May 23

  • Islanders Ink G Halak Four Year deal

    TSN.ca "The New York Islanders and goaltender Jaroslav Halak have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Halak, 28, split his eighth NHL seasons between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games. The Bratislava, Slovakia, native was dealt from..." May 23

  • Islanders Retain First Round Selection in 2014 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that they will retain their first round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft and transfer their first round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Buffalo Sabres. The selection was packaged in the team’s deal for Thomas Vanek on October 27, 2013." May 23

  • Edmonton Oil Kings captain truly ‘a gamer’

    Edmonton Journal "Griffin Reinhart was feeling the love on Twitter on Tuesday night. And by ‘love,’ I don’t mean unrelenting support and encouragement from adoring Oil Kings fans temporarily heartbroken following the club’s 4-3 double overtime loss to the Val-d’Or Foreurs at the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup..." May 22

  • New York Islanders Sale Talks: Borroway reportedly has financing, partners to meet Wang's price

    Lighthouse Hockey "Rumblings about the proposed sale of the New York Islanders have increased over the past week, with reported bidder Andrew Barroway getting closer to arranging the financing and partners needed to meet Islanders owner Charles Wang's roughly $400 million asking price. According to the Sports..." May 16

  • Tavares’ knee ‘back to normal,’ cleared for full activity

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some good news regarding the health of Islanders captain John Tavares — his recovery from a torn MCL and meniscus in his left knee is going along swimmingly. “Everything’s pretty much back to normal,” Tavares said, per Buffalo’s WGR550 radio. “I was cleared last week to resume full activity, so..." May 15

  • Capitals Acquire Fourth-Round Pick in 2014 NHL Draft from New York Islanders for Halak

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have acquired a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for the rights to goaltender Jaroslav Halak, assistant general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The fourth-round selection was acquired by New York from..." May 01

  • Report: Wang values Isles at $370 million, offering to sell 75 percent

    Pro Hockey Talk "Charles Wang is offering to sell 75 percent of the New York Islanders, according to a report in SportsBusiness Journal. Wang has apparently placed a $370 million value on the team, so any buyer will need to come up with $277.5 million to grab three quarters. There’s also a “five-year option on..." April 26

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range

    CBSSports.com "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Islanders will select fifth in draft, but GM Garth Snow mulls sending pick to Sabres

    Newsday "The Islanders will select fifth in the 2014 NHL draft after the league's draft lottery was conducted Tuesday night -- unless general manager Garth Snow decides to send that pick to the Sabres to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. The Florida Panthers, who had the second-best percentage to win..." April 19

  • Islanders Draw New Suitors As Barroway Continues Efforts

    Sports Business Daily "Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away..." April 18

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Capuano to remain coach of Islanders

    NHL.com "Jack Capuano will return as coach of the New York Islanders next season, general manager Garth Snow said Monday according to Newsday. The Islanders ended the season winning three straight and going 8-2-2 over their last 12, but finished 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 34-37-11 record one..." April 14

  • Sorrowful Sabres limp to finish line with shootout loss

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres’ season is over. Try not to cry. Aside from the scoreboard crashing to the ice again or the team having to forfeit for lack of players, there was no more fitting end to the Sabres’ miserable season than goal-less Ville Leino losing the puck and failing to score in a shootout..." April 14

  • Isles beat Brodeur in possibly goalie’s last Devils start

    New York Post "Once Martin Brodeur and the Devils got to the shootout against the Islanders, they were doomed. That is the way this season has gone, and it didn’t matter that Brodeur was looking for a win in what might have been his final start after 20 seasons with the Devils. The Devils lost their 13th..." April 12

  • Islanders 2, Canadiens 0: Evgeni Nabokov collects 59th shutout

    Lighthouse Hockey "These things sometimes happen: A playoff-bound team has a kinda-need-but-don't-really-need-to-win game against a non-playoff team with lots of young job-chasers who have nothing to lose. Playoff team comes out flat, gets worse during the second period, suffers a break that puts them behind and..." April 11

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    NYIslanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Injury Update: Johan Sundstrom will not return. Taken to hospital for further observation.

  • Senators eliminated from playoffs despite win over Islanders

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators’ playoff hopes are no longer on life support. The plug was pulled Tuesday night. The two points and the goals by captain Jason Spezza in a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders at the Nassau County Coliseum turned out to be meaningless as Ottawa was officially..." April 09

  • Jackets prime the pump for crucial final week of the season with a relatively easy win

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets needed a game like this, even beyond the two points they earned for the 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders before 15,667 at Nationwide Arena last night. Two goals in each of the first two periods and another perfect outing by goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (31 saves) allowed..." April 07

  • Capitals keep playoff hopes alive after Kuznetsov’s shootout goal

    Washington Post "After Braden Holtby made a third and final stop in a shootout Saturday night to snap the Washington Capitals’ five-game losing streak, the netminder pumped his blocker hand and received a group hug from teammates. But that’s all the celebration there would be. The Capitals filed off the ice at..." April 06

  • Josh Bailey, Islanders finishing up strong

    Newsday "The Islanders are 5-0-1 in their last six games, and although most observers would agree it is too little, too late, at least the alternative scenario for a team out of the playoffs seems to have been avoided. "Certainly, packing it in wasn't an option," Josh Bailey said. "We weren't going to..." April 05

  • Playing spoilers, red-hot Islanders stop Senators

    New York Post "The Islanders are enjoying their role as spoilers. The Isles made Ottawa’s drive toward the postseason harder on Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the Islanders won their third in a row and for the fifth time in six..." April 03

  • Islanders roll past woeful Panthers

    New York Post "So it’s that time of year again when Islanders’ games don’t mean anything and so, in turn, they start playing well. Though ‘well’ was a relative term Tuesday night at the Coliseum, when they thumped the absolutely atrocious Panthers, 4-2, making the Isles 5-1-1 in their past seven — and still..." April 02

  • Islanders keep low-scoring Devils winless in shootouts

    New York Post "With the hope of the postseason still far off and fading fast, the Devils got themselves into the most unenviable situation. For them that means the shootout, the skills competition that they have proven to be historically bad at and which is now the main culprit undercutting their chances to..." March 30

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    NYI owner Charles Wang in talks to sell majority stake in NHL franchise. Nothing done yet, no telling if it gets done, but talks underway.

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28