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February 28, 2017 | 2:04pm ET
Isles working on trading Halak
TheFourthPeriod.com

The New York Islanders are engaged in trade talks with at least three teams about goaltender Jaroslav Halak, sources close to the situation have told TFP.

Halak, 31, is currently playing for the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he has posted a 14-2-1 record with a 1.91 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage.

He has one-year left on his contract after this season and comes with a $4.5 million salary cap hit. He is earning $4.75 million in actual salary this season, and will make $5 million in actual salary next season.

The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks have been exploring the market on a backup goaltender, but it's unclear if they have had meaningful talks with the Islanders about Halak.

Barring a last minute break down in negotiations, Halak is expected to be moved, though a trade may not be completed until Wednesday, prior to the 3pm ET trade deadline. The Islanders may also have to retain a portion of Halak's salary.

 
 
 

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