Call it a Christmas miracle or call it common sense prevailing. Whatever it was, the New York Islanders and the rest of the NHL are a mere 24 days from the start of the 2020-21 season and just 14 days away from the start of training camp.
Things are going to move pretty fast from here on out and there are plenty of questions that will be facing the Islanders as they open camp and the regular season. The most glaring one at the moment is the contract status of star forward Mathew Barzal.
Here are five questions facing the Islanders as they return to play for the 2020-21 season.