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May 11, 2016 | 11:40am ET
Could the Isles trade Halak?
TheFourthPeriod.com

The New York Islanders got some good news on Tuesday, when defenseman Travis Hamonic rescinded his trade demand.

Despite an early-playoff exit, the Islanders started their off-season on the right track, but many more questions need to be answered.

The Islanders are not expected to re-sign every one of their three pending unrestricted free agent forwards in Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen, and all three could find new homes in July.

Islanders GM Garth Snow is expected to pursue a top-line winger to play alongside star center John Tavares, and he might not be done there.

However, as the New York Post reports, the Islanders could be in a tough spot next season with three goaltenders and might have to remedy the situation by trading away one of them.

According to the Post, the Islanders might be in a position to trade goalie Jaroslav Halak after the emergence of netminders Thomas Greiss and J-F Berube.

Halak, 30, has two-years left on his contract at an annual salary cap hit of $4.5 million, and he knows his tenure with the team might be up.

"I like it here, but they just have to decide which way they want to go for next season," Halak told the Post. "J-F is a young goalie, Greisser played well all season long. So we'll see."

Several teams will be looking for goaltending help this off-season, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes.

 
 
 

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