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NYHN Daily Links: Barzal Losing Valuable Time, Beauvillier Looks to Take Next Step



New York Islanders on opening day of training camp

In exactly one week, the New York Islanders will battle the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden to kick off their NHL season. The Islanders are planning to have their number-one center Mathew Barzal in the lineup, but he remains away from the club for the fourth straight day due to contract negotiations. Anthony Beauvillier, who lit the lamp twice in the team’s first scrimmage of camp, is looking to take his game to the next level this season. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

For the fourth straight day, Mathew Barzal has missed camp. While he has been practicing on his own, this missed time may hinder his ability to be ready for opening night. (NYI Hockey Now)

According to linemate Brock Nelson, Islanders’ 23-year old winger Anthony Beauvillier has a high ceiling. As he already enters his fifth season in the NHL, he looks to take that next step, with his contract soon expiring. (Newsday)

More from Greg Joyce on the impact the line of Beauvillier, Nelson and Bailey are hoping to have this season. (NY Post)

The Islanders are trying to free up more cap space. Dave Pagnotta with the full details. (The Fourth Period

The Worl Wide Leader in Sports takes a shot at predicting the top 100 players for this upcoming season. (ESPN)

A look around the league at what’s going on at some of the other NHL training camps. (Sportsnet

Boston Bruin’s netminder Tuukka Rask spoke to the media yesterday for the first time since he left the bubble last postseason to deal with a personal matter. As he enters the final year of his contract, he tells the media he has no intentions playing anywhere but Boston for the remainder of his NHL career. (Boston Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders weren’t the only ones scrimmaging yesterday. The Pittsburgh Penguins were out there mixing things up. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers announced that they would be allowing fans this upcoming season. The BB&T Center, which generally can house 20,000 fans, will be limited to 25-percent capacity, just around 5,000 fans. (Florida Hockey Now)

Following his loss to Team USA last night, Colorado Avalanche’s top defensive prospect Bo Byram must quarantine for a week before joining the club. (Colorado Hockey Now)