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New York Islanders defenseman Alexander Romanov on the ice in Coral Springs, FL (Photo-via Everyday Isles Twitter Account)

Good morning and happy Wednesday. It has now been two weeks and the New York Islanders have not made any signings as of yet. But there is some New York Islanders news to share.

Alexander Romanov, the defenseman the New York Islanders obtained at the 2022 NHL Draft, was on the ice Tuesday, donning the blue and orange.

This video proves that the New York Islanders and Romanov have agreed to terms on a contract. Romanov was an RFA.

Per Colby Guy of Florida Hockey Now, this video was shot at the Florida Panthers practice facility, the Florida Panthers IceDen, which is located in Coral Springs. A few weeks ago, there were reports that Romanov and his wife were in Miami, with a photo verifying those reports a week ago.

Let’s get to the other New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:

NYI Hockey Now: I asked New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello at the 2022 NHL Draft if there was a role for Johnny Boychuk within the organization. The answer was yes, but they just needed to convince Boychuk to want to go to work. What could his role be?

NYI Hockey Now:  The Edmonton Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal. It is likely that this becomes a sign and trade as both parties are done with each other. Here is the updated story on Puljujarvi and the Islanders.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Although the Pittsburgh Penguins have not offered 37-year-old center Brian Boyle a contract after the 2021-22 season, is the door still open for his return? Despite the Penguins cap concerns, Boyle earned a lot of respect from his teammates this past season and would not cost much.

Boston Hockey Now: For the Boston Bruins, there are still many questions to be answered this summer. Will Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci be back with the club? Unless they fix their cap issues, Nazem Kadri remains off the table. More in Joe Haggarty’s Hagg Bag.

Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers and their fan base have had a rather horrendous offseason. The botched handling of their cap cost them superstar Johnny Gaudreau. They’re a team that needs to rebuild, yet seems to be trying to stay afloat in what is a tough Metropolitan Division. They hired John Tortorella to turn things around, but we will see how that goes. And now 21-year-old Bobby Brink will miss five months after having hip surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Washington Hockey Now: Over 26 years of coaching between the minors and the National Hockey League, new Washington Capitals assistant coach Scott Allen has maintained a high standard of play, specifically on the penalty kill. He is ready to carry that success — and a new philosophy — over to the Capitals, who ranked 12th on the kill last season (80.4 percent).

Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames will now associated with one of the wildest trades we have seen in years after Calgary sent Matthew Tkachuk to Florida for Jonathan Huberdeau, Mackenzie Weegar, a pick, and a prospect. Steve MacFarlane of Calgary Hockey Now joined Colby Guy on the first Florida Hockey Now podcast episode to discuss the trade.

Detroit Hockey Now: Terrible news out of Detroit, as former Red Wing, NHLer Bobby Ryan was arrested at Nashville Airport after stealing items from a store while intoxicated. Bobby Ryan was the winner of the 2020 Masterton Award after fighting and overcoming alcoholism. Unfortunately, he relapsed on Monday, and we wish him nothing but the best in fighting the disease again.

Montreal Hockey Now: Now that Jesse Puljujarvi is signed, there is even more interest around him. Could the Montreal Canadiens look to acquire the 24-year-old forward? Jimmy Murphy has more.

Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights have an issue, as wingers Max Pacioretty, Evgenii Dadonov, Matias Janmark, Alex Tuch, and Peyton Krebs have all been moved over the last year. And especially with the health of Mark Stone a major question mark, the Knights need wingers. But who could they bring in, already with their backs against the cap?

San Jose Hockey Now: Does Timo Meier want to remain a San Jose Shark long-term? Newly appointed general manager Mike Grier had spoken to a few of his leaders, in Logan Couture and Erik Karlsson who he said sounded excited to get going. He still needs to talk to Tomas HertlJu and Meier.

Vancouver Hockey Now: Vancouver Hockey Now has not been going to court every day keeping track of the sexual assault trial of former Vancouver Canucks winger Jake Virtanen. Credit to others for doing so. On Tuesday, the verdict came down. Not Guilty.

Calgary Hockey Now: While in Florida, Jonathan Huberdeau wore no. 11, but that will not be his number with the Calgary Flames. That number belongs to Michael Backland, the longest-tenured Flame and Huberdeau said that Backland deserves to keep it. Huberdeau has not decided on a number as of yet.