The Bruins certainly do not want their elite scorer to be out of the lineup for too long, so any further clarification on Pastrnak’s injury will be key to Boston’s Stanley Cup hopes this postseason. F Brock Nelson ($6MM through 2024-25) Anders Lee| Barry Trotz| Brett Connolly| Brock Nelson| Free Agency| Gustav Nyquist| Jordan Eberle| Kevin Hayes| New York Islanders| Newsstand| Players, Pro Hockey Rumors is not affiliated with National Hockey League, NHL or, Joe Thornton Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens Sign Brendan Gallagher To Six-Year Extension, Injury Notes: Pastrnak, Backstrom, Vehvilainen, Snapshots: NHL Draft, Ovechkin, Crosby, Guentzel, Anders Lee Returning To New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks Acquire Andrew Shaw From Montreal, UFA Notes: Perry, Dzingel, Lee, Zuccarello, Talbot, Gilmour, Sporting News Canada’s Murray Pam reports, The Athletic’s Michael Russo (subscription required) reports, Fox Sports Midwest’s Andy Strickland reports, Metropolitan Notes: Lee, Aho, Marleau, Subban, Provorov, Metropolitan Division: Kessel, Martin, Sorokin, Lee, according to The Athletic’s Rob Rossi (subscription required), The Athletic’s Arthur Staple (subscription required) writes, The New York Post’s Brett Cyrgalis writes, NBC Sports Washington’s J.J. Regan posits, notes Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post, Islanders Re-Sign Brock Nelson To Six-Year Extension, PHR’s 2020 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents, Bruins Have Shown Interest In Karl Alzner, New York Islanders To Re-Sign Parker Wotherspoon, Marc-Andre Fleury Happy To Stay In Vegas, Share Net In 2020-21, Nolan Patrick Re-Signs With Philadelphia Flyers, Quinton Byfield Signs Entry-Level Contract, New York Rangers Agree To Terms With Fontaine, Raddysh, The Washington Capitals will also be missing one of their stars for Game Two on Friday. With Cizikas and Martin, Clutterbuck gives the Islanders a physical and offensive fourth-line that is one of the best in the league and the 31-year-old has been putting up 200-plus hits 10 of the last 11 years and is expected to continue that success. Anders Lee signed a 7 year / $49,000,000 contract with the New York Islanders, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $49,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $7,000,000. He scored 34 goals in 2016-17, and the left-hander followed that with 40 and 28 goals, respectively. He announced the deal in the best possible way. Chicago will send a 2020 second-round pick, a 2020 seventh-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick to Montreal in exchange for Shaw and a 2021 seventh-round pick. Barzal: $400K The team still hopes to sign forwards Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle, as well as goaltender Robin Lehner. Although Nelson outscored Lee and Eberle this season, the unsigned duo are around the same age as Nelson but have more experience, more scoring history, and simply more talent. However, that trade hasn’t happened yet, suggesting that Kessel, who has can choose eight teams that he cannot reject a trade to, isn’t interested in playing for the Wild. The defensive minded Pelech has been a solid player for the Islanders and is quite a bargain at $1.6MM. While his offensive numbers dropped last season, his defensive game improved like almost everyone else under Barry Trotz and he was a huge part of the incredible improvement the Islanders experienced. All Rights Reserved. Bailey may be one of the better deals the teams has. Lamoriello had all the cap space he needed to shape the franchise any way he wanted, but in the end, he brought back almost all of his key unrestricted free agents and has committed to keep his team. Teams that can avert total cap chaos by walking the tightrope of inking players to deals that match their value (or compensate for future value without breaking the bank) remain successful. With the Buffalo Sabres signing Jeff Skinner to an eight-year $72 million deal ($9 million AAV) was Lee’s deal fair value for a player that had scored 142 goals since 2014-15 (17th overall in that period)? Washington’s salary cap situation doesn’t leave them a lot of wiggle room to work with this summer.  Restricted free agent winger Andre Burakovsky is arguably their most intriguing player in need of a new contract.  His qualifying offer checks in at $3.25MM which is on the pricey side for a forward who has scored a dozen goals in each of the last three seasons but at the same time, he’s only 24 and has shown flashes of considerable upside.  Despite that, NBC Sports Washington’s J.J. Regan posits that their $1.15MM bonus overage from 2018-19 (bonuses for fellow RFA Jakub Vrana and UFA blueliner Brooks Orpik) could ultimately force Brian MacLellan to non-tender him next month.  It’s rare that a player with some track record of NHL success becomes available on the open market so if he was to become available, there would undoubtedly be considerable interest in him despite his struggles. There’s no reason to think he can’t repeat as a 40 goal scorer for a few more years. After failing to sign him yesterday the Islanders could no longer offer him an eighth contract year, meaning those other teams may have been on the same footing theoretically. The Blue Jackets want to keep him and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, but it would seem their chances of signing either player are slim. Good possession numbers, even-strength production and physical play equal a very valuable player, and given his obvious leadership skills it seemed like a return was always in the cards. Still, there was speculation about other teams reaching out to try and get their hands on Lee. To answer that fairly you have to look at what $7 million gets you these days. August 13, 2020 at 8:19 pm CDT | by Zach Leach Leave a Comment. Nelson, who many believed was the most likely to bolt the Islanders, surprised many by signing a six-year deal at $6MM after career-high 53 points and netted four goals in eight playoff games last year. Is Pietrangelo a fit in Vegas? If the draft does move to a virtual format, LeBrun reports that the league has promised Montreal that they will receive either the 2021 or 2022 NHL Draft. Komarov also has put up big hits (203), giving the team quite a bit of physicality for the next few years. New head coach Barry Trotz took an immediate liking to Nelson this season, giving him more than three minutes of extra ice time per night compared to last year, as well as an increased role on special teams. Nelson responded with a career-high 53 points this season and finished third on the Islanders in scoring. While they did lose Valtteri Filppula today in free agency and still don’t have a goaltender to pair with Thomas Greiss, the team is relatively unchanged from last season and should still be contenders in the Metropolitan Division.