The New York Islanders are debating making an impact move prior to tomorrow's 3pm ET trade deadline or not.
As Newsday reports, the expected return of several injured players to the lineup might keep the Islanders from completing a trade in the next day.
Newsday's Arthur Staple suggests the Islanders are not in the rental market and would prefer to acquire a player with term left on his deal, listing Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche and Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers as possible targets.
"I really like, when you sit down and look at everyone healthy in two, three weeks, hopefully we're a pretty darn good team," Isles Head Coach and Assistant GM Doug Weight told Newsday. "And we've battled teams without those guys. So I'm comfortable. Doesn't mean we're not going to do anything. The prices are pretty high right now around the league."
Duchene has been on the block for a good chunk of the season, while TFP reported on Monday that the Oilers are indeed willing to move Eberle for the right deal.
The price for Duchene -- a top young player, a top prospect and a first-round draft pick -- is much higher than that of Eberle's, but his asking price is not insignificant, either.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning, the Islanders recalled Josh Ho-Sang on emergency basis.
Ho-Sang, 21, has tallied 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points in 48 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, his first season in the AHL.