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The New York Islanders head to the Prudential Center to face the New Jersey Devils for their fifth preseason game. On Wednesday the Islanders waived10 players as they trim down their roster. As days go by, it seems that Ilya Sorokin will be the Islanders starter when puck drops for the season opener in Carolina on the 14th. These stories and more in today’s daily links!

The New York Islanders made their first significant roster cuts on Wednesday, placing 10 players on waivers. Andy Andreoff, Cole Bardeau, Austin Czarnik, Grant Hutton, Otto Koivula, Paul LaDue, Dmytro Timashov, Mitchell Vande Sompel, Parker Wotherspoon and Ken Appleby were all placed on waivers by the Islanders. If they clear, they will report to AHL Bridgeport to start the season. (NYI Hockey Now)

On Day 14 of Islanders training camp, prospect Sam Bolduc skated with the Islanders for the first time due to a nagging injury. Hear from forwards Casey Cizikas and Kyle Palmieri, along with head coach Barry Trotz following Wednesday’s training camp, as well as the cool on-ice pictures. (NHL)

While many teams are making roster cuts as we approach the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going in the opposite direction. Ahead of their preseason game on Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings, the Penguins have called up forwards Jonathan Gruden and Valtteri Puustinen, and defensemen Niclas Almari and Taylor Fedun from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. All four will be in the starting lineup in Detroit. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Detroit Red Wings fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Wednesday, as another slow start led to a lackluster performance.  Here are five takeaways from the Red Wings’ loss. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals downed the Boston Bruins in a tight matchup. An overtime winner off the stick of Anthony Mantha gave the Capitals a 3-2 win, their first win of the preseason. Forward Evgeni Kuznetzov led the way on offense, racking up two assists. Prospect Connor McMichael generated a lot of pressure on the forecheck, a player vying for a roster spot. (Washington Hockey Now)

The roster for the Vegas Golden Knights is not set just yet. While the lineup seemed to be all but done, injuries at training camp to key players leave holes that need filling. With head coach Pete DeBoer giving players elongated chances, which ones will stand out and earn the spot? (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche did not hit the ice on Wednesday, but management decisions were made. Four Avalanche players were placed on waivers and if cleared will report to The Colorado Eagles, the AHL affiliate. After what seemed like a serious injury for netminder Pavel Francouz on Tuesday, the early injury reports are encouraging. (Colorado Hockey Now)

On the latest edition of Locked On Sharks, Kyle and DJ discuss the latest on Evander Kane’s eventful offseason. Forward Tomas Hertl is not interested in a new deal with the Sharks. All this and more! (San Jose Hockey Now)

Keith Yandle’s iron man streak is still alive as he entered the 2021-22 regular season having played in 922 straight games. The record is 964, which was set by current Vancouver Canucks advisor Doug Jarvis back in 1987. Jarvis was asked how he feels that his record that has survived 31 could be broken this season. Unlike Yandle, Jarvis never missed a game in his NHL career, earning a spot in preseason of 1975, and never, ever, looked back. (Vancouver Canucks)

After missing the playoffs last season, the Chicago Blackhawks had a strong offseason adding weapons like defenseman Seth Jones along with Vezina-winning netminder Marc-Andre Fluery. Add to that the return of captain Jonathan Toews, who missed all of last season due to an illness. Patrick Kane says that the Blackhawks are going to be better than people think. (NHL)

There’s a waiting game going on in Ottawa, as the franchise and star Brady Tkachuk are unable to come to an agreement on a new deal. As of now, the team is preparing for the restricted free agent to be absent when their season begins next week. (NHL)

The Los Angeles Kings are looking to get back to the postseason after some subpar seasons. Unfortunately, the club was hit with heavy news as the number two overall pick back in 2020 is out indefinitely as he deals with a fractured left ankle. The injury came after being hit by Arizona Coyotes forward Christian Fischer. (NHL)

Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player to ever step foot in the NHL, may see his goals record broken when Alex Ovechkin’s career is all said and done. Gretzky retired with 894 career goals after 20 seasons and Alex Ovechkin, entering his 17th season, sits at 730. Gretzky, who joined the TNT team, stated on air that he hopes Ovechkin can break it and looks forward to watching him this season. (NHL)

Henrik Lundqvist, the legendary Ranger who called it a career this offseason, says that the retirement from the NHL has him in a good place. Lundqvist signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Capitals prior to the start of the 2019-20 season but a physical led to troubling signs. Lundqvist would need open-heart surgery and after trying to get back to the NHL this season, he decided it was time to walk away. (NHL)

Could the Jack Eichel saga becoming to an end? Darren Dreger reports that progress has been made. Teams have reached out, with Sabres GM Kevyn Adams tasked with determining just how interested these teams are. Could those teams be the Kings and the Ducks out west, or maybe the Rangers in the East? (TSN)

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