Connect with us

New York Islanders

Don’t Read Anything into Leo Komarov Being Placed on Waivers



Leo Komarov

Monday night Leo Komarov was on the New York Islanders top line and now he’s on waivers, but don’t read to much into the move made on Tuesday.

Komarov was placed on waivers by the Isles, according to Chris Johnston, after appearing in the team’s last two games on the top line. The move is likely not an indictment of how Komarov has played or an indication of any pending moves by the Islanders, rather a procedural activity they must go through every 30 days.

Komarov must pass through waivers every 30 days in order for the Islanders to freely move him between the active NHL roster and the taxi squad. And the odds of another team picking Komarov up off waivers remains slim considering the $3 million cap hit he carries.

Uncle Leo, as he is affectionately referred to by the fans, played 12:09 on Monday in the Islanders overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers, which included 1:42 on the penalty kill. Through 16 appearances, Komarov has just two points — both assists — and he has recorded more than 20 points with the Islanders just once in the three seasons he has been on Long Island.

Komarov is in the third year of a four-year, $12 million contract he signed with the Islanders back in 2018.

Welcome to your new home for New York Islanders breaking news, analysis and opinion. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and don't forget to subscribe to NYHN+ for all of our members-only content from Stefen Rosner and the National Hockey Now network.


Enter your email address to get all of our articles delivered directly to your inbox.

NYI Team & Cap Info

Get NYI Hockey Now in your inbox

Sign-up and get all of the best Islanders breaking news and analysis sent straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.