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NHL Rumors: The New York Islanders Are Trying To Move Some Pieces To Fit In Some Free Agents

The Fourth Period: It’s believed the New York Islanders are trying to trade defenseman Johnny Boychuk and forward Leo Komarov.

Boychuk’s cap hit is $6 million but his salary is $1.25 million this season and $4 million the following year. They could package the two second-round picks from the Devon Toews trade to help move Boychuk’s contract.

Komarov has a $3 million cap hit but only $1.5 million salary this year and $2 million next season.

It’s believed the Islanders are close to re-signing Andy Green and working on Matt Martin.