Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the move Monday, saying the team will buy out both player’s contracts if they are not picked on waivers.
In a move that helps both teams with regards to salaries, the Devils on Thursday acquired forward Trent Hunter from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Brian Rolston.
It’s time for the Islanders to take all they have learned and supplement it with some outside voices with experience. It’s hard to imagine this fan base sitting by for yet another season of “just wait until next year.”
As much as the loss of defenseman Mark Streit to a severe shoulder injury put a shock into the Islanders’ system — both on the ice and in the players’ collective psyche — the fact that they won’t have wing Kyle Okposo for weeks is even more painful.