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Tuesday was actually a really interesting day from a New York Islanders fan’s point of view.

The NHL held a Prospect Showcase in Washington D.C., and New York Islanders prospect Aatu Räty was on the attendance sheet.  But the showcase came and went, and there was no sign of Räty per Sammi Silbert of Washington Hockey Now, who was in attendance and keeping an eye out for me.

The answer as to why he was not there hasn’t been shared as of yet. Tiia Honkamaa of Jatkoika shared that Räty was still in Finland.

Räty also made an appearance on the Petopodi Podcast back on Aug. 29, and here’s the meat and potatoes per Honkamaa.

“He said he didn’t know when he’d head over because no one had contacted him but assumed that it would be this week,”

Now, speculation, but it sounds like, based on Räty’s answer, that there was no intention for Räty to make it to that Prospect Showcase, whether it was the New York Islanders who made the decision or Räty.

Räty is expected to be at New York Islanders training camp which begins on Sept. 25, with the potential for prospects to come a little bit earlier.

There was more New York Islanders content as Nate Thompson was a guest on The Blue Crew podcast and although he was only an Islander for two seasons, he spoke on his first NHL goal, which came against the New York Rangers, and he also shared a great story about his first Ranger-Islander game at Nassau Coliseum.

Story here: Nate Thompson Interview

Like an infomercial, but wait there’s more.

Former New York Islanders prospect Joshua Ho-Sang played in his first KHL game on Tuesday, and despite picking up an assist, he was slashed late in the third period by another former Islanders prospect in Andrei Pedan and not only had to leave the game but could be out for two months.

Yikes! No one likes former prospect on former prospect violence.

Before we get to the stories from Tuesday, what do you think of my fantasy team?

Now to the other stories from Tuesday’s slate:

NYI Hockey Now: On Monday, NHL Network host Tony Luftman and former NHLers Devan Dubnyk and Ken Daneyko broke down their top-10 netminders right now. At number five was New York Islanders netminder Ilya Sorokin. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: We are a little over a month away from the 2022-23 NHL season, but there are other sports in play to keep us busy. If you are not a gambler in the state of New York yet and are trying to find the right time to get in on the fun, look no further than the promotion DraftKings is currently offering. New York Islanders.

Scouting the Refs: The NHL Rule Book has been updated for the 2022-23 season. There’s just one change, but it is a noteworthy one: Referees will now be able to nullify a major penalty after video review. NHL Rules.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: After a first-round exit following a third-place Metropolitan Division finish, who on the Pittsburgh Penguins needs to bounce back in 2022-23? Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington Hockey Now: “Good, now serious,” the Upper Deck photographer instructs Washington Capitals prospect Hendrix Lapierre as he poses for his trading card pictures. It’s the first time the 20-year-old is taking part in the NHLPA Rookie Showcase, which returned to D.C. for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic. And, now that he’s posing for his trading card, he hopes to eventually pull his own from the deck. Washington Capitals.

Vegas Hockey Now: “The rules have changed,” said Vegas Golden Knights prospect Brendan Brisson, who posed for rookie card photos at the Upper Deck Rookie Showcase in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday. What did Brisson mean by that? Vegas Golden Knights.

Vancouver Hockey Now: When Canucks forward J.T. Miller, a native of Pittsburgh, was asked about playing in Canada or spending time in Vancouver and being attracted by all things BC, there was no waxing poetic about the beautiful mountainsides or spending time exploring or really anything about lifestyle. The man means business. On-ice hockey business. Vancouver Canucks.

Calgary Hockey Now: As offseason vacations near their end, the Calgary Flames players made the most of their time this weekend. Although Labour Day is celebrated in May in Sweden, Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom used the North American Labour Day long weekend to announce the life-changing news that his partner Amanda Östervall is pregnant. And it’s a boy. Oh and Andrew Mangiapane got married. Calgary Flames.