The New York Islanders are back in action tonight as they face the best team in hockey in the Boston Bruins. Puck drop is slated for 7 PM at TD Garden.
There’s no question the Islanders need to add a goal scorer prior to or at this year’s trade deadline. One player that should be on New York’s radar just declined the latest contract offer from his team in Bo Horvat, per Rick Dhaliwal. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun also added that the Canucks offered Horvat the contract a few weeks ago and. nowthe focus is the trade market for Horvat, who is fourth in the NHL in scoring.
Further to @DhaliwalSports’s report, told that the Canucks made Horvat’s camp the new contract offer a couple of weeks ago. With the offer rejected, Canucks focused on the trade market between now and March 3 https://t.co/7aWU39ucCD
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 12, 2022
Last month, NYI Hockey Now wrote a piece on what the Islanders could offer to get Horvat:
Horvat seems like a player who would fit into the Islanders’ room quite nicely and is a player that has speed which could make him a quality fit alongside Mathew Barzal.
The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is on Mar. 3.
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The New York Islanders could soon be getting sharpshooter Kyle Palmieri back in the lineup, as after a nine-game absence, he rejoined the group for Monday’s practice. Although we do not know if he will play Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins, we do know that he is making the trip, a five-game road trip: New York Islanders.
Per Lambert, Pelech will not be in Boston, but they are hoping he can join the team on the road trip. Can the Islanders tread water in his absence? New York Islanders.
Former Islanders prospect Michael Dal Colle told Tiia Honkamaa of Jatkoiaka about his time with the Islanders, his decision to play in Europe, and his hope to return to the NHL someday: New York Islanders.
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Washington Hockey Now: Former Washington Capitals forward and NHL legend Jaromir Jagr told Alex Ovechkin last season that he should watch out, because he could return to pro hockey and start chasing his all-time goals record again. And though he didn’t return to the Show, he’s back playing pro hockey at age 50 in his native Czechia: Washington Capitals.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins slogged through a low-event game for most of 60 minutes. The Dallas Stars scored in the first 19 seconds and Evgeni Malkin scored in the final 34 seconds for a 2-1 win at PPG Paints Arena. Here’s what he said to the media following the game: Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston Hockey Now: After Bruce Cassidy and the Vegas Golden Knights got the win in Cassidy’s return to Boston, the Bruins got even as they beat the Knights 3-1 on Sunday night: Boston Bruins.
Vegas Hockey Now: According to the NHL’s Media Site, Vegas Golden Knights forward Jack Eichel has been placed on injured reserve, and defenseman Zach Whitecloud has been placed on long-term injured reserve: Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: James Reimer is back. This afternoon, the San Jose Sharks activated Reimer from Injured Reserve. In a corresponding move, they sent down rookie Eetu Makiniemi. Reimer and Kaapo Kahkonen will start tomorrow night against the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center: San Jose Sharks.