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By this time next week, the New York Islanders will have kicked off training camp for the 2020-21 season.

There are still a few items that the Islanders and general manager Lou Lamoriello need to settle before camp opens next week. Mathew Barzal is the biggest item on the list, along with deals for Andy Greene, Matt Martin and Cory Schneider.

That’s all part of today’s daily links:

Simon Holmstrom had a good start to the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships. The Swede had two assists in Sweden’s 7-1 opening game win. (NYI Hockey Now

Could the Buffalo Bills provide a path for Islanders fans to get back into the Nassau Coliseum? (NYI Hockey Now)

Mathew Barzal still leads the pack as the top remaining restricted free agent that has yet to be signed. The likelihood of Barzal not being signed for the 2020-21 season by the Islanders is highly unlikely, but the saga continues to drag on. Barzal’s camp and the Islanders were expected to re-engage in contract talks this past week. (NBC Sports

With the season on the horizon, so too returns NHL power rankings from various outlets. The Score was first to put one out and the Islanders were placed in the middle of the pack. Plus they suggest holiday gifts for all 31 teams. (The Score

A position by position breakdown as the Islanders prepare for training camp and the most intriguing storylines at each of those positions. (Newsday)

Preparing for the 2020-21 season will be a challenge for the Islanders, but their AHL farm team the Bridgeport Sound Tigers also have a tough path ahead of them. The Sound Tigers will have a much younger roster in 2020-21 than they’ve had in years in the past and many of their most talented players could be part of the Islanders taxi squad. (The Athletic)

Among the many memorable moments for the NHL in 2020, Semyon Varlamov managed to among them. The Russian netminder’s celebration following the Isles’ Game 5 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning managed to make NHL.com’s list. (NHL.com)

For the fantasy hockey fans out there, the Islanders’ Russian goaltending duo of Semyon Varlamov and Ilya Sorokin are among the top fantasy storylines this season. (NHL.com

Of the 123 pro sports teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, only one team took money from the Paycheck Protection Program. That would be the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to Larry Brooks. (NY Post)

Plenty of teams are facing questions as they get ready for training camp. Hockey Now teammate George Richards looks at five questions facing the Florida Panthers. (Florida Hockey Now)

Have the San Jose Sharks missed some opportunities on the free agency market? Sheng Peng examines that question. (San Jose Hockey Now

The battle between Comcast and Altitude continues with Colorado Avalanche fans caught on the wrong side. Adrian Dater offers up a possible solution. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Is Jim Rutherford saving up cap space for the Pittsburgh Penguins to make some sort of impact trade? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

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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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NYHN Daily: Jordan Eberle Scores Twice in Win, Barzal Gets Islanders Top-Line Going

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The New York Islanders hosted the New Jersey Devils tonight, as both teams were coming off close wins against their opponents. Jordan Eberle scores twice as the Islanders beat the Devils by a score of 4-1. After finding himself on the NHL’s COVID list, Josh Bailey would play in the game last night, as he was cleared. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Jordan Eberle had yet to light the lamp this season but buried two goals in the Islanders 4-1 win over New Jersey. The top-six forwards for the Islanders contributed on all four of the goals in what was a strong offensive showing. (NYI Hockey Now

Mat Barzal’s offense abilities were a major factor in the win over New Jersey. After being held off the scoresheet since opening night, he picked up his first multi-point game of the season. (NYI Hockey Now)

After Josh Bailey was not at the Islanders’ practice facility on Wednesday, it was later found out that he had made his way onto the NHL’s COVID list. While it seemed he would not be able to get in the lineup against the Devils, he was cleared in time to play. (NYI Hockey Now)

In the win over the Devils, the Islanders put in a complete effort. The offense came alive, the defense jumped up on the play, and Varlamov continued his strong start to the season writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

With the win, the Islanders hand the Devils their first regulation loss of the season. Varlamov lost his shutout streak, while the top line has a breakout night. (NHL.com)

After leaving the game against the Islanders on Monday, Boston Bruins’ defenseman Matt Grzelyck got hurt in the matchup against the Flyers. But he guts it out, as he picks up an assist in the 5-4 shootout win. (Boston Hockey Now)

Prior to Bo Bryam making his NHL debut last night for the Colorado Avalance, his father, former NHLer Shawn Byram, was rather excited to see his son play. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in troubling waters yet again, as injuries are putting them in a rough spot this early in the season. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers have their season on hold due to COVID-19 but are trying to make the most out of the situation. (Florida Hockey Now)

Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Pierre-Luc Dubois requested a trade prior to the beginning of the season while he was in contract negotiations. Even though he is still a member of the team, head coach John Tortorella is limiting his star player’s ice time. As reporters scurried to ask the coach what was happening, he elected to not comment on the matter. (Sportsnet)

Due to the inability to follow COVID-19 protocol, the Washington Capitals have been fined $100,000 and top players Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Kuznetsov, Dimitri Orlov, and Ilya Samsonov will miss the team’s next four games. (ESPN)

Seven NHL coaching staffs are still working for reduced pay amidst this COVID-19 crunch. (TSN.ca)

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NYHN Daily: Andy Greene Gets Set to Face Former Team, Josh Bailey on COVID List

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The New York Islanders (2-1) host the New Jersey Devils (2-1-1) today at 7:00 pm. The LIU Women’s Hockey team is off to a slow start but is in familiar waters. Veteran Andy Greene gets set to face his former team for the first time. Second-line winger Josh Bailey has been added to the COVID list as he was unavailable at practice yesterday. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Josh Bailey was not at practice yesterday. We have found out the reason for that is due to him being placed on the COVID-19 List and will be unable to play in the game later today. (NYI Hockey Now)

New York Islanders’ defenseman Andy Greene played 14 years for the New Jersey Devils before being traded to the Islanders last season. It will be a strange feeling, said Greene. The strangest adjustment was for Greene’s son, who is trying to understand where NJ Devil, the Devils’ mascot, was. (NYI Hockey Now)

The LIU Women’s hockey team is off to an 0-6 start. But they were in this position last year in their inaugural season, in which they finished the year as the division champs. (NYI Hockey Now)

Andy Greene is not the only player facing his former team. The New York Islanders newest netminder, Cory Schneider, faces his former team as well. (Newsday)

Islanders’ defenseman Noah Dobson is playing in his second NHL season. After struggling mightily in the 5-0 loss Saturday to the New York Rangers, he bounced back in a big way in Monday’s win over the Boston Bruins (NY Sportsday)

We are a week into this 56-game NHL season. What have been the most impressive stories thus far? (TSN.com)

Should the NHL do rapid COVID tests? If the Florida Panthers game was not postponed would Keith Yandle still have his Iron Man streak? All these questions and more in Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts. (Sportsnet)

The Minnesota Wild have acquired Ian Cole from the Colorado Avalance in exchange for Greg Pateryn. (NHL.com)

With Keith Yandle on the trade block for the Florida Panthers, NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes believes the Boston Bruins should try to acquire the defenseman. (Boston Hockey Now)

After facing the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals were fined $100,000 for breaking COVID protocols. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers were unable to start this season with everyone else due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Now their season is on hold due to the Carolina Hurricanes dealing with the virus. (Florida Hockey Now)

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