The Islanders bolstered their defense corps by acquiring Braydon Coburn late Sunday night for a seventh-round pick this year.
The trade deadline is Monday at 3 p.m. Coburn’s acquisition leaves the Islanders with $1.55 million in salary cap space with both defenseman Johnny Boychuk ($6 million) and captain Anders Lee ($7 million) on long-term injured reserve. The Islanders can use those cap hits to spend above the $81.5 million cap ceiling.
The left-shooting Coburn, 36, has played 980 NHL games with the Thrashers, Flyers, Lightning and Senators. He won his first Stanley Cup with the Lightning last season, playing in three postseason games.