Islanders are faced with strict roster decisions ahead and for protection


The islanders were away from the Sunday and trainer Barry Trotz pointed out that there will be no further cut-backs on the 52-man training camp roster until after the pre-school game on Monday night against the Red Wings at the NYCB's Nassau Coliseum and a night game. Tuesday against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

It is not that the extra time evaluation takes its job easier.

“Just as the log on of the site is ahead, we have logged on protection, too,” said Trotz. “Last year, it was much easier. After about four days five days of training camp, I knew in my head 85-90% of the team. I can't say that. There is too much competition. ”

Trotz has to pour the roster to 23 for the regular season openings against the Capitals on 4 October in the Coliseum.

This is a projected expectation of forthcoming roster decisions:


Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle, Mathew Barzal's main center station, are set up so Casey Cizikas is between Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck. Brock Nelson will be the center of the second line and Anthony Beauvillier and Josh Bailey will certainly be like their wings. The center of the third line is probably Derick Brassard and Leo Komarov.

Michael Dal Colle is a NHL player and a waiver would have to be returned to the AHL. Oliver Wahlstrom has a strong camp, the 11th overall pick in 2018, and he could add a scoring feature to the lineup. Tanner Fritz and Josh Ho-Sang appear to be a perennial potential and Ross Johnston has a physical element where necessary.

Trotz is looking for “what separates you from the man near you.” T

For example, in Saturday's 4-3 loss in New Jersey, Tom Kuhnhackl's crude work along the boards in the offensive zone was caused directly by a third-period equalizer Otto Koivula.

“He doesn't leave anything, that is how he separates himself,” said Trotz. “There are two [Stanley rings] on his finger and he keeps teams. Many times it is a preliminary view. It affects organizations not to be a preliminary view. ”

You will hear: Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Derick Brassard, Cizikas Casey, Cal Clutterbuck, Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov, Tom Kuhnhackl, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson

On the bubble: Michael Dal Colle, Tanner Fritz, Josh Ho-Sang, Mason Jobst, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula, Oliver Wahlstrom

Also in the camp: Cole Bardreau, Kieffer Bellows, Arnaud Durandeau, Scott Eansor, Ryan Hitchcock, Simon Holmstrom, Jeff Kubiak, Matt Lorito, Kyle MacLean, Nick Schilkey, John Stevens

Injured: Bobo Carpenter, Andrew Ladd, Yanick Turcotte

Defense People

Noah Dobson, the 12th overall pick in 2018, has all the eyes, who must be on the NHL roster or return to his junior team.

“If you look at it, you wouldn't know it was 19 years old,” Trotz said. “It's a very clever player.” T

But the best game is Dobson suit him playing, not sitting. That's why speculation focused on the president and GM Lou Lamoriello might deal with one of his defenders for scoring help – and to open a spot for Dobson.

You will hear: Johnny Boychuk, Thomas Hickey, Nick Leddy, Scott Mayfield, Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, Devon Toews

On the bubble: Noah Dobson, Grant Hutton

Also in the camp: Sebastian Aho, Kyle Burroughs, Seth Helgeson, Luca Sbisa

Injured: Mitch Vande Sompel, Bode Wilde


Injury prevention, this is the only definite position.

You will hear: Thomas Greiss, Semyon Varlamov

On the bubble: None

Also in the camp: Jared Cores, Christopher Gibson


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