Islanders Rumors & News

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Flyers sign RW Colin McDonald to one-year, two-way deal

    Broad Street Hockey "In another organizational depth signing by Ron Hextall, the Flyers have picked up right winger Colin McDonald from the New York Islanders on a one-year, two-way contract." July 03

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Transaction: @thomas_hickey14 agrees to terms on a three-year contract →

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles sign G Thomas Greiss.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    I think it's down to Philly or Edmonton for Neuvirth

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing that the Oilers have kicked the tires on UFA goalies Ramo and Neuvirth... but I think Ramo more likely to re-sign with Flames

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Flyers among the teams that have shown solid interest in Michal Neuvirth... we shall see

  • Flyers ink G Neuvirth to two-year deal

    TSN "Michal Neuvirth has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. The deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million in the first year and $1.75 million in the second year. " July 01

  • Islanders sign Anders Lee to 4-year, $15 million extension

    CBS Sports "The New York Islanders signed promising forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract extension. The deal for the would-be restricted free agent is worth $15 million total according to Craig Custance of With this deal, Lee gets a healthy annual average of $3.75 million, but that also..." June 30

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Isles and Thomas Hickey closing in on an extension

    Islanders Point Blank "The Islanders and Thomas Hickey should agree on an extension in the next few days, according to Newsday’s Art Staple (June 29). Staple says the deal will pay Hickey $2-2.5 million per season. Staple reported earlier this month that Hickey and the Isles were close on a new deal. In 81..." June 29

  • Islanders maneuver to grab top talent in draft

    Newsday "The Islanders added to their defense prospect depth on Day 2 of the NHL Draft, which, when this event began, was going to be the only day the Isles were active. But general manager Garth Snow worked his way from not having a first-round pick when the draft began to coming away with two..." June 28

  • Isles make Andong Song the NHL's first Chinese-born draft pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the New York Islanders selected Andong Song in the sixth round (172nd overall), they made history, as Song became the first-ever Chinese-born NHL draft pick. Here are some interesting little tidbits about the 18-year-old, via the NHL: Song, a native of Beijing, moved to North America at..." June 28

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles get pick 147 from FLA for 2016 5th rounder

  • Islanders Trade for 28th Pick in 2015 NHL Draft, Select Anthony Beauvillier

    Lighthouse Hockey "The New York Islander already dealt Griffin Reinhart for the 16th overall pick at the 2015 NHL Draft, but they weren't done there. Later in that first round, they acquired the 28th overall pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 33rd overall pick (acquired earlier from the Oilers in..." June 27

  • Islanders pick Mathew Barzal of Seattle at 16

    Lighthouse Hockey "The New York Islanders selected Mathew Barzal with the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. The center for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL could be a steal, as he missed a third of his draft year with a fluke knee injury (horsing around in the locker room) but put up good numbers for..." June 27

  • Isles ship touted young defenseman for 2 high picks

    New York Post "The Islanders entered the NHL draft Friday night without a first-round pick, but they ended the night with two. The Islanders made sure they didn’t miss out on any top talent, acquiring the 16th and 33rd overall picks from the Oilers in exchange for Griffin Reinhart. General manager Garth..." June 27

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    Lubomir Visnovsky, who turns 39 in August, is "definitely" going to play next season per his agent. "He really likes #Isles, for sure."

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Rumblings: Isles have openings to fill

    ESPN "You never know what New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow is up to, right? He’s certainly not shy to make a bold move or two. He’s assembled a talented, young squad that made the playoffs this past season. Now he’s looking to make that group better if he can. "We’re in the same boat..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • Should Wings look into trading for Islanders' Okposo?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings are exploring trade possibilities as they seek to improve their lineup, and one intriguing name could be available from the New York Islanders. Newsday is reporting Kyle Okposo may be a trade chip, as the Islanders seek to get something for him now rather than spend later..." June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Islanders' Kyle Okposo a possible pre-draft trade chip

    CBS Sports "The New York Islanders are coming off a thrilling season that fell disappointingly short in the playoffs. They'll have a chance to return next year with largely the same roster. However, that doesn't mean typically aggressive general manager Garth Snow is going to be sitting on his hands this..." June 22

  • Without No. 1 pick, Islanders will look for value deals

    Newsday "The Islanders do not have a pick until No. 72 next weekend, which will make the NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida, a unique one in Garth Snow's 10-year tenure. It's only the second time and the first time since 2007 that the Islanders do not have a pick in the top 15 of the first round, having..." June 21

  • Islanders' Okposo could be on trading block "New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo may be a trade chip for general manager Garth Snow at the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Fla., next week, Newsday reported Saturday. Okposo, who is entering the final season of his five-year, $14 million contract, missed 22 games this season after having..." June 21

  • Cory Conacher signs in Swiss League

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like Cory Conacher is headed overseas. Conacher, the diminutive forward that broke onto the NHL scene during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, has reportedly signed with SC Bern of the Swiss League — a team that’s coached by his former Tampa Bay bench boss, Guy Boucher. Conacher..." June 18

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    According to TASS Kirill Petrov finally agreed on terms of contract termination with #AkBars of the #KHL and will sign with the #Isles today

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    @FedFedRMNB that's not a big secret, Indrasis has offer from #Isles

  • Islanders make plans to ease fans' transition to Brooklyn from Nassau Coliseum

    Newsday "The Islanders' move to Brooklyn is a complicated logistical undertaking, but it also is a sensitive one as they seek both to honor their history and retain the customers who have been part of it. To that end, the team on Tuesday announced a series of initiatives designed to ease the transition..." June 03

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Appears #Isles will not be signing D Robbie Russo, 2011 4th rd pick. 2nd team NCAA All-American at Notre Dame this season. Will become FA.

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    As per @GazetaBOsport G Anders Nilsson refused to sign extension with #AkBars of the #KHL. May land in the #NHL #Isles

  • NHL Legend Mike Bossy My Super Rare Puck Is On eBay And I Want It Back!!

    TMZ "NY Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy is eyeing a legendary NHL puck on eBay, but refuses to pay a dime -- 'cause in his mind he's the rightful owner, and he's pissed someone's trying to sell it off. Here's the deal ... in 1981, Bossy scored 50 goals in 50 games -- a feat only accomplished by..." May 24

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Islanders selling 'ice' from final game at Nassau Coliseum

    Newsday "It may be the most expensive bottle of water in New York. The Islanders are selling melted ice - i.e. water - from the Nassau Coliseum's final meltdown before the Isles move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season. The cost? Twenty dollars (plus shipping and handling). There's a limit..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • No talks between Isles and Neuvirth, who’s ‘ready to be the No. 1 goalie’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like New York Islanders backup netminder Michal Neuvirth is ready to test the free agent goalie market. “We haven’t heard from the Islanders,” Neuvirth’s agent, Patrik Stefan, told PHT via email. “And Michal is ready to be the number one goalie.” Neuvirth, 27, was sent to the..." May 14

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Islanders general manager Garth Snow will stick with coach Jack Capuano, staff

    Newsday "The Islanders concluded their exit interviews Thursday, with general manager Garth Snow, coach Jack Capuano and his staff finishing up the business of the 2014-15 season. That was the first indication that Snow has no intention of replacing Capuano, assistants Doug Weight, Greg Cronin and Bob..." May 01

  • Hart finalist Tavares still reeling from Islanders loss "The pain of losing Game 7 against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference First Round on Monday will haunt New York Islanders captain John Tavares throughout the offseason, but he will at least be rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas in June. Tavares, who finished second in the NHL with..." May 01

  • Ovechkin, Price, Tavares voted Hart Trophy finalists "Forward Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and forward John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the..." April 30

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

  • Islanders' Hamonic, de Haan disclose injuries "After weeks of speculation, Islanders defensemen Travis Hamonic and Calvin de Haan disclosed their injuries at Tuesday's locker clean-out day. Hamonic told reporters that he suffered a grade-3 tear of his left MCL on April 10 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The injury did not require surgery." April 29

  • Capitals rewrite their history with clutch Game 7

    CSN Washington "The storyline heading into Monday night's series finale between the Capitals and New York Islanders was Washington's troubled history in Game Sevens. Yet it was the Caps who walked away with the 2-1 victory after a dominant team performance and clutch goals from Joel Ward and Evgeny..." April 28

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Hamonic says he suffered a torn left MCL. Original prognosis was 6-8 weeks, but was hopeful to play at end of 2nd round.

  • Chimera in brief altercation with Islanders fan

    CSN Washington "If there is one thing we’ve learned about the Capitals and Islanders in this first-round playoff series that resumes with Game 7 on Monday night at Verizon Center, it is that they don’t like each other. And the fans are certainly getting a sense of that anger. Moments after the final horn..." April 26

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