February 22, 2019 | 10:33am ET
ISLANDERS REMAIN ACTIVE IN MARKET
Lou Lamoriello, GM
The New York Islanders are hoping to add a significant piece to their roster by the time Monday’s 3pm ET trade deadline takes affect, multiple sources have told TFP.
Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello did not join his team on its Western Canada roadtrip, as he’s hunkered down in his office working away.
The Islanders have serious interest in Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene, Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin and Minnesota Wild centre Eric Staal, but it’s unclear whom else they may specifically be eyeing.
Senators right wing Mark Stone, Detroit Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist and Florida Panthers forward Mike Hoffman may also be targets, among others.
TFP Sr. Writer Dennis Bernstein recently reported the Islanders had discussed Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, but it’s unclear if trade talks have progressed.
Acquiring Duchene or Panarin would result in the Islanders packaging their first-round draft pick, which TFP has reported they’re willing to do in the right deal, along with a top prospect or young NHL-proven player and another asset.
Lamoriello is expected to remain fully engaged in trade talks as the hours lead closer to the deadline.