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The New York Islanders are finally back in action tomorrow, as they have a matinee in Nashville. Islanders head coach Barry Trotz and Anders Lee spoke on the courage of Kyle Beach and how important it is that something like that never happens again. Islanders’ netminder Semyon Varlamov spoke to the media today, as he feels ready to go whenever his name gets called to man the crease. Matt Martin was seen teaching Mat Barzal fighting moves at practice Friday.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz and team captain Anders Lee showed their support for Kyle Beach, who sat down for an emotional interview to discuss the sexual abuse and the lack of help he received from the Chicago Blackhawks organization back in 2010. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov was activated off Injury Reserve earlier in the week and spoke to the media for the first time this season. Varlamov is ready to go after dealing with a nagging injury, dating back to late last season. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders forward Mat Barzal is a man of many talents. One thing he has not shown at the NHL level is his ability to fight, but was seen dropping the gloves with Matt Martin at practice and learning a thing or two. (NYI Hockey Now)

After Joel Quenneville met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss his role in the mishandling of an alleged sexual assault case in Chicago, he has resigned as head coach of the Florida Panthers. Assistant coach Andrew Burnette will serve as interim head coach. (Florida Hockey Now)

Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes shut out the Boston Bruins, taking the game by a score of 3-0. The powerplay struggled for the Boston Bruins again, and it did not help that Andersen stood tall, like he has all season long for the Canes. Here are the takeaways from the loss. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals will be without forward T.J. Oshie for a bit, as he is week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Despite staying in the game after blocking a Danny DeKeyser shot in early in the third period against the Red Wings, he stayed in the game, but is now wearing a boot and is on crutches. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins were shut out by the surging Calgary Flames on Thursday 4-0. Jacob Markstrom stood tall in goal for Calgary, stopping 45 in the contest. Sidney Crosby was out yet again and backup netminder Casey DeSmith let in a few goals he’d want to have back. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews pledged to shave his infamous mustache off. But there’s a price, which is $134,000 dollars raised by the end of November, with funds going directly towards men’s health. (Toronto Hockey Now

The Montreal Canadiens were in dire need of a victory. Against the San Jose Sharks, they did just that as they shut them out by a score of 4-0. Netminder Jake Allen stopped all 45 shots he faced in the win. (Montreal Hockey Now)

Ferris Bueller and the Detroit Red Wings are playing starring roles in the latest Halloween creation of Tony and Deanna Alfano for their son Anthony. The suburban Chicago couple come up with unique ways each October 31 for their son to go trick or treating. Anthony, 12, has cerebral palsy. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed Zach Whitecloud to a six-year extension on Thursday. The deal is worth $16.5 million, carrying an annual value of $2.75 million. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche finally looked like themselves on Thursday in their win over the St. Louis Blues. The Avs beat the Blues 4-3, but the game was not as close as the scoreboard made it appear. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Ex-Chicago Blackhawks Steve Madden issued a statement regarding Kyle Beach and Brad Aldrich. Madden, currently an assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks, played on the Blackhawks in 2010. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks fell to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night by a score of 2-1. If you missed the game, here is how it unfolded. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames shut out the Penguins 4-0, as Jacob Markstrom was brilliant in goal. Mikael Backlund gets his 400th NHL point. Linemate Blake Coleman scores for the third time in six games wearing a Flames jersey. (Calgary Hockey Now)

On Thursday, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman issued a statement on the resignation of Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville. (NHL)

Alex Ovechkin is closing in on Brett Hull, who retired with 741 goals. Hull has known for a while that it was only a matter of time before he was passed in the record books. (NHL)


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