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Day three of training camp for the New York Islanders came and went, as Mathew Barzal remained away from the practice facility. But his contract woes did not stop the team from signing a fan favorite to a deal. We got you covered with that story and more on today’s daily links!

Early in the offseason, news broke that Matt Martin had made a verbal agreement with Islanders’ general manager Lou Lamoriello on a new deal. Today, news broke that the gritty fourth-liner has agreed to a four-year deal with an AAV of $1.5 million. (NYIHockeyNow)

While head coach Barry Trotz and teammate Jordan Eberle could not confirm nor deny the Martin contract news, both were excited to have the energetic and physical forward back for the foreseeable future. (NYIHockeyNow)

Martin returning allows the Islanders’ fourth line, known as “the identity line,” to remain together for another season. Mollie Walker takes us back to the origins of the Martin, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck line and the crucial part that line has played over the years. (NYPost)

Head coach Barry Trotz and defenseman Adam Pelech spoke about second-year defenseman Noah Dobson, who will be playing a more prominent role this season. The team has seen significant growth over the last year in the 20-year old, Laura Albanese reports. (Newsday)

After undergoing offseason hip surgery, the timeline for David Pastrnak’s return was slated for mid-February. But it seems that the 2020 Rocket Richard winner is ahead of schedule. (Boston Hockey Now)

With the Devon Toews’ acquisition this past offseason, the Colorado Avalanche look to be pairing him with the talented Cale Makar. These two could be a very dangerous duo this season on the backend. (Colorado  Hockey Now)

The World Juniors wrapped up last night with the United States winning gold. Scott Wheeler was inside the WJC bubble and explains what it was like to be there. (The Athletic

The NHL’s decision to sell sponsorships for each division this year was the talk of the hockey world on Tuesday. (ESPN

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