East Meadow, NY– With one left to go in the preseason, the New York Islanders announced that they’ve cut the following 19 players from training camp.
William Dufour, Aidan Fulp, Ruslan Iskhakov, Eetu Liukas, Kyle MacLean, Matthew Maggio, Travis Mitchell, Reece Newkirk, and Calle Odelius have all been loaned to the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport.
Ken Appleby, Dennis Cholowski, Arnaud Durandeau, Grant Hutton, Otto Koivula, Karson Kuhlman, Paul LaDue, Brian Pinho, Robin Salo and Jakub Skarek were all placed on waivers.
If any of them go unclaimed, they will report to AHL Bridgeport.
Once the players who were placed on waivers either get claimed or pass through, the Islanders will still be $574,958 over the NHL’s salary cap. They must be cap-compliant by their first game of the season on Oct. 14.
The Islanders still have 24 players remaining on the roster, with only 23 spots available. The NHL’s roster deadline is this upcoming Monday at 5 p.m.
The Islanders wrap up their preseason schedule this evening at UBS Arena against the New Jersey Devils at 7. p.m.