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The New York Islanders are getting set for their third preseason game, a matinee in Bridgeport against the New Jersey Devils. Oliver Wahlstrom is not having a great camp and Islanders head coach Barry Trotz called him out. While Matt Martin was on the ice today, if he is not ready for the start of the season, who is the next man up?

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

Oliver Wahlstrom will play in the Islanders’ third preseason game. But Barry Trotz has not seen enough from the young forward. He needs to pick it up or he is going to have a hard time starting in the Islanders lineup. A strong preseason game can help turn things around. (NYI Hockey Now

The Islanders have plenty of depth forwards fighting for a spot on the NHL roster. Despite Martin’s injury not being of great concern, if he were to have to miss any time, who would take his place on the fourth line? (NYI Hockey Now)

With the season quickly approaching, who will make the final roster for the New York Islanders? Are Ross Johnston and Keo Komarov rising up the depth charts, while a pair of first-rounders are sinking, quickly? Arthur Staple dives into the latest updates from camp, the latest from head coach Barry Trotz, and more. (The Athletic)

The Boston Bruins fanbase has gone through a tough offseason. Tuukka Rask’s future is unknown as he battles an injury. David Krejci went back overseas to play with his former club. Despite some signings not making the Bruins fans a happy bunch, players like Erik Haula and Nick Foligno look great in camp. They will play a big part on five on five play and special teams. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have one more spot up for grabs on the backend. Juuso Rikola, a 27-year old with limited NHL experience, is looking to become a regular at the NHL level. He has not had a great camp and understands that whoever plays the best gets the job. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers sent their stars to the ice to face the star-less Dallas Stars in their fourth preseason game. The Panthers won 6-3, as coach Joel Quennenville saw a lot of good from his club. Sasha Barkov scored on the first shot of the game and it was smooth sailing from that point on. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals have cut their roster, with 48 player still standing. Despite the opening night roster becoming more clear, there are a few players still fighting for a few final spots. Youngsters Connor McMichael and Hendrix LaPierre skated with Group A, while Matt Irwin and Martin Fehervaly fight for a defensive spot. (Washington Hockey Now)

Tyler Bertuzzi is the only Detroit Red Wing who refuses to get the vaccine. Although general manager Steve Yzerman is not shopping the forward, he is inquiring his value and what team’s would offer for him. Former Red Wing Darren McCarty believes that Bertuzzi is hurting his team by not getting the shot. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Golden Knights defeated the Kings by a score of 4-0. With Nolan Patrick making his Knights’ debut, all the eyes were on him. That was until 24-year-old rookie defenseman Daniil Miromanov scored two beautiful goals. He has three goals over his last two games and head coach Pete DeBoer is going to have to keep giving him chances if he continues to produce at the rate in which he is. (Vegas Hockey Now)

After a suspension forced him off the rink for the majority of the postseason, Nazem Kadri had a lot to prove to his Colorado Avalanche coaching staff and teammates. The edgy player wanted to make everyone realize that he can help the club, rather than hurt it. In his first preseason game, Kadri had a goal and two assists in the Avalanche 6-4 win over the Wild. (Colorado Hockey Now

The San Jose Sharks have cut their roster to 30 participants as camp rolls along. 18 forwards remain including William Eklund, Adam Raska, and Ryan Merkley. Head coach Bob Boughner said the goal is to cut down to 14 forwards, so will the youngsters make it? (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks fell to the Calgary Flames by a score of 4-1. Head coach Travis Green and the coaching staff had to hold their breath when Conor Garland blocked a shot off the stick of Nikita Zadorov. He finished the game. Brock Boeser is going to miss a week of action, not game related as he left practice early on Thursday. The club waits for Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes to join the team after coming to agreements on contracts. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Long time Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith skated with his new team, the Edmonton Oilers, for the first time. He is expected to play on the second defensive pairing and could make his preseason debut on Monday. He told the media he is willing to do whatever the coaching staff asks of him this season and is happy to be here. Keith believes he can still contribute, even with the mileage on him. (NHL

New York Rangers’ former goaltender Mike Richter was on hand at the new NHL Store in New York City signing autographs. Richter, a fan of the old store, said this new location feels like a nice refresh. A new addition to the store, a 60 x 80 ice hockey rink will be open in November, will allow for public skating and the goal is to have teams come run clinics and sign autographs. (NHL)

Sheldon Keefe, who served as interim head coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2019, had one year remaining on his contract heading into this season. On Friday, Keefe signed a two-year extension which he says is great for his family. William Nylander spoke highly about Keefe and his ways. (NHL)

The Vancouver Canucks are just about to sign star forward Elias Pettersson and star defenseman Quinn Hughes, after a long hold out. Hughes has reportedly agreed to a to a six-year contract extension worth $47.1 million, while Pettersson has agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth $22.05 million. (TSN)

 

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