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Although Zach Parise’s contract with the New York Islanders isn’t official just yet, the 37-year old continues to show proof he has signed a deal. Matt Martin talks about the Islanders at his hockey camp with Arthur Staple and Brian Compton looks at five questions for the Islanders heading into the 2021-22 season.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

In case you hadn’t heard at this point, Zach Parise is going to be a member of the New York Islanders. If you need any more proof than his own words, he was spotted on Tuesday on the ice in Minnesota wearing Islanders gear. (NYI Hockey Now)

Of all the current Islanders, Matt Martin’s full embrace of Long Island is unmatched. He spends his offseasons here and his Matt Martin Foundation has supported numerous local efforts, like training rescue dogs for New York-area veterans and supporting the widows and children of New York Police and Fire Departments. (The Athletic)

NHL.com is examining where each team stands in preparation for the 2021-22 regular season, which starts Oct. 12. Today, five questions facing the New York Islanders. (NHL)

At a certain point in their NHL careers, most veteran players decide to take things a year at a time – and it looks like Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron is entering that stage of his Hall of Fame career. The 36-year-old center was excited about the start to a new season while kicking things off at the Boston Bruins Foundation Golf Tourney at Pine Hills on Wednesday morning, but also kept things close to the vest about his future as he enters the final year of his contract with the Black and Gold. (Boston Hockey Now)

After Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall joked with the media that he would not replace Sidney Crosby just because of his wrist surgery which will keep him away from the Penguins for at least six weeks, an unsettling reality faced Hextall and the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp is still a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped the players from getting to work. Several Flyers players have been spotted at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, including a few of the newcomers. The Flyers have a handful of new faces in Orange and Black this season. Ryan Ellis, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Cam Atkinson headline the group with Keith Yandle, Derick Brassard, Martin Jones, and Nate Thompson among the others. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers plan to add a large number of college athletes to their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) program as they will offer a marketing contract to every single eligible female student-athlete at FAU. Florida Atlantic University, based in Boca Raton, has over 200 female athletes participating in a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball and softball. (Florida Hockey Now)

Lucas Raymond, Jonatan Berggren and Joe Veleno are the headliners on the Detroit Red Wings’ team that compete at the 2021 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City from Sept. 16-20. Each of those players has a shot at making the Detroit roster this season. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Vegas Hockey Now will make a splash announcement Thursday at 1 p.m. Pacific time. The announcement will upgrade our Vegas Golden Knights coverage, how you view the site, and add much more content. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Artem Anisimov has been signed by the Avalanche to a professional tryout contract. Like a lot of guys the Avs seem to take a flyer on, Anisimov spent time in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization at the same time guys like Jared Bednar and Chris MacFarland did. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The NHL’s investigation into the Evander Kane gambling allegations has “stalled.” According to A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports, NHL-hired third-party investigators have been unable to interview Anna Kane, who alleged in July that her estranged husband had gambled on San Jose Sharks games. In addition, Perez noted “an examination of betting trends for Sharks games last season didn’t show any abnormalities.” (San Jose Hockey Now)

Despite having professed my caution on a few occasions recently about getting too excited about the early career arcs of young NHL goaltenders, using Carter Hart of the Philadelphia Flyers as the most recent example, I’ll give Vancouver Canucks netminder Thatcher Demko the benefit of the doubt. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Sidney Crosby is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season after the Pittsburgh Penguins captain had surgery on his left wrist Wednesday. The 34-year-old center will be sidelined at least six weeks. (NHL)

Six of the top 10 scorers in the NHL last season were centers, led by Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers with a League-high 105 points (33 goals, 72 assists) in 56 games. But for all of McDavid’s brilliance, he is being pushed by other elite centers. (NHL)

The National Hockey League today announced the following updates to the 2021-22 regular-season schedule. (NHL)

The Calgary Flames announced Wednesday that the team has signed restricted free agent defenceman Connor Mackey to a two-year contract with a $912,500 AAV and free agent forward Brad Richardson to a one-year contract with a $800,000 AAV. (TSN)

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