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Islanders' Lou Lamoriello has some decisions to make ahead of this summer's expansion draft

Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello observes practice during Training Camp at Northwell Health Ice Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The trade deadline having passed on Monday, it’s now time to look ahead to the next potential seismic roster shift. That would be this summer’s expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken.

The Islanders, after being forced to trade defenseman Devon Toews last offseason, again face a salary-cap crunch under the flat $81.5 million ceiling. They have top-pair defenseman Adam Pelech, goalie Ilya Sorokin, Anthony Beauvillier and Michael Dal Colle as impending restricted free agents and Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac and defensemen Andy Greene and Braydon Coburn as impending unrestricted free agents.