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The Quebec Major Junior League won’t play another game until Jan. 3 due to COVID-19 related issues, it announced on Monday. The QMJHL was the only one of the three major junior leagues in Canada that began somewhat on time this year.

The QMJHL has had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but had managed to avoid any major issues since the season started. (CBC)

The pause in the QMJHL season will halt the recent hot streak of New York Islanders prospect William Dufour, who is playing for the Drummondville Voltigeurs. In his last five games, Dufour had six goals and seven points in that stretch. (Islanders)

There is a growing number of players who would want interest back on any deferral the owners are asking for in order to get the 2020-21 season going. “They need to give back, though, and interest in the deferrals is a way to do that,” one player told Jimmy Murphy in this week’s Off The Record column. (NYI Hockey Now

A look at the 20 best trades in New York Islanders history. (The Athletic)

It’s been nearly a week since Johnny Boychuk announced the end of his NHL career. A look back at what made Boychuk a hockey player’s hockey player. (Forbes

Looking for your fix of Boston Bruins tidbits? Joe Haggerty opens up his mailbag to answer all the burning questions surrounding the Bruins. (Boston Hockey Now

Erik Johnson has spent a decade with the Colorado Avalanche. But is the writing on the wall that his time in the Mile High City could be coming to an end? (Colorado Hockey Now

A look at the best players from different countries for the 31 teams in the NHL. (ESPN+)

Playing pond hockey is a right of passage for anyone who has grown up north of the border. A group of NHLers took that to a new level when they played a pick-up game in the mountains of British Columbia. (New York Times)

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NYHN Daily: Islanders Line Tinkering with Beauvillier Out & Josh Ho-Sang

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The New York Islanders have made their way to Washington D.C. as they face the Capitals today and Thursday. Despite picking up the loss on Sunday, Ilya Sorokin’s play was not why the team lost. With Anthony Beauvillier day-to-day, the Islanders may need to tinker with their lines ahead of puck drop. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Islanders’ rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin was not perfect in the 2-0 loss to the Devils. But his play was not the reason the Islanders did not come away with the victory. (NYI Hockey Now)

After Anthony Beauvillier was dinged up in Sunday’s loss, the Islanders will have to tinker with their lines if he is unable to play. (NYI Hockey Now)

Chris Lamoriello, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ general manager, and the Islanders’ assistant general manager stated that they are not ruling anything out when it comes to Josh Ho-Sang. (NYI Hockey Now)

Anthony Beauvillier’s injury is going to force head coach Barry Trotz to make lineup changes. But Trotz stated that he was planning on mixing things up whether Beauvillier could play or not. (Newsday)

Joshua Ho-Sang agreed to be loaned out to Orebro of the Swedish Hockey League, writes Andrew Gross. Chris Lamoriello thought it was best to have Ho-Sang play more overseas, as the AHL season is only 24 games. (Newsday)

David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins may be back in action this weekend after undergoing offseason surgery. His timetable following his surgery was mid-February, but he has beat expectations. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have holes to fill in their lineup due to injury.  Second-year player Lafferty and rookie O’Connor could be inserted into the lineup for their next game. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks have been told they can return to the SAP Center. Santa Clara County has allowed collegiate and professional sports to play. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers have had it rough with postponements due to COVID-19. The team’s schedule, which was already altered, has to get tweaked yet again. (Florida Hockey Now)

Former Arizona Coyotes’ general manager John Chayka has been suspended by the NHL for conduct detrimental to the league and game. (NBCSN)

Happy birthday Wayne Gretzky. Relive some of the best highlights of Wayne Gretzky’s illustrious career. (NHL.com)

NHL Power Rankings: Early surprises, disappointments, v& mystery teams. (NBCSN)

Vancouver Canucks’ Brett Sutter gets his first NHL hattrick, as the Canucks snap skid with a 7-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. (TSN.com)

Mikki Koivu, who signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets this past offseason, will make his Blue Jackets debut Tuesday, Jan. 26. (NHL.com)

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NYHN Daily: Islanders Fall to Devils, Dobson Making Strides & More

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The New York Islanders looked to continue their two-game winning streak when they battled the New Jersey Devils Sunday Night. However, the Devils shut them down, winning 2-0 in their second of eight meetings this year. Second-year defenseman Noah Dobson has taken strides this season. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

In the loss to the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders were held off the scoreboard. Rookie Ilya Sorokin got his second career NHL start, while Anthony Beauivllier left with an injury. (NYI Hockey Now)

Defenseman Noah Dobson looked to take another step this season after a rocky rookie campaign. The 21-year old has taken strides so far in his bigger role. (NYI Hockey Now)

Off the record, NBA players are not the only athletes that can demand trades. Just look at Pierre-Luc Dubois. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders’ netminder Ilya Sorokin performed better in his second NHL start last night. But his team failed to score for him. (Newday)

The Boston Bruins had many holes heading into the season that needed to be filled. Their young players are off to a promising start. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Rangers last night by a score of 3-2. In his latest, Dan Kingerski wrote about the game’s turning points. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Hockey Hall of Famer and Toronto Maple Leafs legend George Armstrong dies at age 90. (ESPN)

Recently trade Pierre-Luc Dubois states he does not blame former head coach John Tortorella for trade. (NHL.com)

Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Pius Suter scores his first, second, and third career NHL goal in win over Detroit Red Wings. (NHL.com)

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NYHN Daily: Johnny Boychuk On Hand at Islanders Practice, Ladd Whereabouts

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The New York Islanders (3-1-0) look to add to their two-game winning streak as they head to the Prudential Center to face the New Jersey Devils (2-1-1). With Johnny Boychuk unable to continue his National Hockey League career, he helped out at practice yesterday. The Islanders announced that Andrew Ladd and Thomas Kuhnhackl will report to AHL training camp. These Islander stories and more on today’s daily links!

Back in November, 13-year veteran defenseman, Johnny Boychuk decided to hang up the skates due to an injury. But that has not stopped him from mentoring his New York Islander teammates, as he was on the ice at the team’s practice yesterday. (NYI Hockey Now)

Up to this point, the New York Islanders had not made statements regarding forwards Andrew Ladd and Tom Kuhnhackl. Both players will report to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers when they open training camp. (NYI Hockey Now)

The LIU Men’s Ice Hockey team struggled to put together a winning performance. Despite having snapped their four-game skid last Saturday, there is much work to be done to become a more well-rounded program. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz has yet to change his lineup through the team’s first four games. Yesterday at practice, Oliver Wahlstrom skated alongside J-G Pageau. We could see the first lineup change of the year, according to Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

The Columbus Blue Jackets traded center Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third-round pick (2022) to the Winnipeg Jets for winger Patrik Laine and center Jack Roslovic. (Sportsnet)

Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets gambled by swapping star players. Both teams hope the trade will be mutually beneficial. (TSN.com)

The Blue Jackets, who see stars come and go, need to keep Patrik Laine around. (NHL.com)

After beating the Philadelphia Flyers by a slim margin on Thursday, the Boston Bruins broke through with six goals in the victory Saturday. (Boston Hockey Now)

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins were not in on the Pierre-Luc Dubois sweepstakes, they did have their eyes set on Jack Roslovic. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

With contact sports banned in Santa Clara County, the San Jose Sharks will be playing their first two home games in Arizona. (San Jose Sharks Now

The New York Riveters of the NWHL defeat the Toronto Six to kick off the season. (NWHL.com)

The Minnesota Whitecaps outlast the Boston Pride in Isobel Cup Final rematch. (NWHL.com

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