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We are less than 10 days away from the New York Islanders first preseason game which takes place on Sept 26. As training camp gets set to begin, there are a few questions that need to be answered before the season begins. The Islanders will appear 12 times on nationally televised broadcasts this season.

These stories and more in today’s Daily Links!

It’s been a quiet, but busy, offseason for New York Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and his staff, who for the time being, have managed to keep most core pieces in place. Did he do enough? Are the Islanders set up to return to the mountain and possibly, climb higher than before? Consensus thinking is that the final chapter prior to puck drop has yet to be written. (NYI Hockey Now)

Back-to-back trips to the Stanley Cup Semifinals appeared to be enough to earn the New York Islanders some national exposure this season. The Islanders are set to appear 12 times on nationally televised broadcasts between TNT, ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu. Four games will air on TNT, two on ESPN and six exclusively on ESPN+/Hulu. (NYI Hockey Now)

Andrew Gross of Newsday sits down with NHL Network’s Mike Rupp on the latest episode of Island Ice Podcast to talk about the Islanders’ offseason plus more on the team as training camp nears. (Newsday)

After plenty of scouting reports and highlight videos on social media, the Boston Bruins got their first extended look at 2021 first round pick Fabian Lysell during Wednesday’s opening day of Bruins rookie camp at Warrior Ice Arena. The 18-year-old Swede certainly looked a little nervous during drills and it appears he’s going to need some development time before he’s ready for the NHL, but there was also no denying the things that made Lysell a first round pick. (Boston Hockey Now)

The NHL and its TV partners released their exclusive TV schedules on Thursday, and the Pittsburgh Penguins will appear 11 times on the league’s new broadcast and internet partners, including three games you’ll have to pay to see. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals are kicking off their official return to action with rookie camp on Saturday. The camp will run through Monday and features a roster of 10 forwards, eight blueliners and two goaltenders. Those participating include a number of top prospects, recent draft picks and free-agent invitees. Here are just some of the names to watch as the Capitals’ youngsters take the ice from Sept. 18-20. (Washington Hockey Now)

Kirill Tyutyayev’s reputation as hockey’s international man of mystery continued Thursday when he scored a pair of nifty goals to help the Detroit Red Wings rookies down the Dallas Stars 5-4 at the NHL Prospects Tournament. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights will be making 12 national television appearances this season across several platforms on American TV, the NHL and the team announced Thursday. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Straight from the press release, here is the season-long ESPN/Hulu national schedule for the NHL, along with the TNT schedule, including the games involving the Colorado Avalanche. The first one is Oct. 19, Avs at Capitals on ESPN. And to answer your next question: no, there is still no resolution to the Comcast/Altitude impasse. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Evander Kane addressed the media for the first time since estranged wife Anna Kane accused him of gambling on San Jose Sharks games. “I’m going to be exonerated of the allegations,” Kane said unequivocally to Linda Cohn on SportsCenter. “Incredibly false.” (San Jose Hockey Now)

Vancouver Canucks fans could successfully argue that Elias Pettersson is the biggest name on the unsigned Euro-free-agent list. Minnesota Wild fans would argue Kirill Kaprizov. Either way, the negotiating pressure point that is the start of training camp is fast approaching. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Alex Ovechkin will start getting ready to resume his climb on the NHL goals list when the Washington Capitals begin training camp next week. Ovechkin, who turns 36 Friday, has scored 730 goals in his 16 NHL seasons. The left wing is one behind Marcel Dionne for fifth in League history (731), 11 behind Brett Hull for fourth (741) and 36 behind Jaromir Jagr (766) for third. (NHL)

Sidney Crosby said he hopes to recover in about six weeks after having surgery Sept. 8 to address a problem with his left wrist he has had for seven years. “It’s not something that’s really a common procedure for hockey, so it’s not like I know 10 or 15 guys who’ve had this done and I know what the time frame’s going to be,” the Pittsburgh Penguins captain said at the NHL/NHLPA Player Media Tour on Thursday. (NHL)

The NHL expects all but a few players to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 when the regular season begins Oct. 12 and hopes all players will be fully vaccinated at some point during the season. (NHL)

Patrick Kane said he has been working through an unspecified issue that has been bothering the Chicago Blackhawks forward since before the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. (NHL)

Quinton Byfield said he’s healthy and prepared to play for the Los Angeles Kings in the 2021 Rookie Faceoff Tournament at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona, beginning Friday. The 19-year-old center, the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, didn’t participate in development camp last month because of a foot injury. (NHL)

Homegrown hockey star P.K. Subban says he hopes to educate audiences and spark conversation with the new docuseries, “Black Life: A Canadian History.” The Toronto-raised New Jersey Devils defenceman is an executive producer on the newly announced eight-part project, slated to air on CBC TV and CBC Gem in 2023. (TSN)

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