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NYHN Daily: Gustafsson Released by Islanders, Brady TKachuk Stalemate Continues & More

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It was another day of surprises by the New York Islanders, who released defenseman Erik Gustafsson from his PTO. It was just the latest surprising roster decision the Islanders made over the weekend. North of the border, the Ottawa Senators are still in a contract stalemate with Brady Tkachuk with the start of the season almost here.

All these stories and more in today’s NYHN Daily:

Despite a strong showing in camp, the Islanders released Erik Gustafsson from his PTO on Sunday and the free-agent defenseman is expected to sign a deal with Chicago. Gustafsson had been projected to be the Isles seventh defenseman to start the year. (NYI Hockey Now)

Former Islanders forward Frans Nielsen is headed overseas to continue his hockey career. The longtime Islander will play for Eisbaren Berlin of the DEL. He spent 10 years wearing orange and blue, and in that time 349 points over the course of 606 NHL games for New York. (Pro Hockey Rumors)

Ottawa Senators head coach D.J. Smith is taking a pretty simple approach to the whole Braady Tkachuk situation. “When he gets here, I’ll coach him.” (TSN)

There are bold predicitions and there are really bold predictions. Here’s a few that straddle the line between the two. (Sportsnet) (Daily Faceoff)

Detroit made a number of additions over the offseason, but could their most important addition be that of Pias Suter? (Detroit Hockey Now)

Another former Islander could be on the move after Travis Hamonic was placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks. If Hamonic clears he will be headed to AHL Abbotsford. (Vancouver Hockey Now

Fear not Washington Capitals fans, Alex Ovechkin’s injury isn’t too serious. Washington head coach Peter Laviolette even suggested that Ovechkin could suit up for the season opener. (Washington Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks finished off their preseason over the weekend with a 4-0 shutout win over the vegas Golden Knights. Sheng Peng gives us his throughts on San Jose as the season gets set to begin. (SJ Hockey Now

Teams are widdling down their rosters in preperation of Monday’s deadline to submit their opening night rosters. Jacob MacDonald didn’t make the cut in Colorado. (Colorado Hockey Now)

over in the Keystone State, the Pittsburg Penguins will be an interesting team to watch this season. They had a few players who stood out and even more who needed to pick it up in camp. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers will be without Noel Acciari for a while. A look at who could fill his shoes down in the sunshine state. (Florida Hockey Now)

In Boston on Saturday, there was a bit of a shock when John Moore and Chris Wagner were both waived by the Bruins. On Sunday, Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy gave us a peak into what the organization was thinking with those moves. (Boston Hockey Now

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