New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello recently discussed the long-term future of Mathew Barzal and the immediate status of defenceman Johnny Boychuk.

Lamoriello was asked if he would match an offer sheet should one be presented to the 22-year-old Barzal, who will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

“It is our intention to not allow it to get to that point, but should that happen, the answer is yes,” the GM said in remarks published Saturday on the Islanders’ team website.

Barzal recorded team-leading totals in assists (41) and points (60) in 68 games for the Islanders prior to the season being put on pause March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.