Before the start of the season, New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic had requested to be traded closer to his Manitoba home, and while no guarantees were made, the team tried to oblige.
Islanders GM Garth Snow made it clear he would only move Hamonic if the right offer came across his desk. With nothing available, the thought was that the Isles would wait until the off-season to move Hamonic.
But according to New York Newsday's Arthur Staple, the stud blueliner has now rescinded his trade demand.
Hamonic, 25, has four years left on his contract at an annual salary cap hit of $3.86 million.
The Islanders are expected to now focus on trying to determine if they're going to attempt to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent forwards Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen.