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On the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders …

Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Tyler Johnson’s and Ondrej Palat’s no-trade clause kicks in on July 1st next year. [Brooks] wonders if he’s the only one seeing both Johnson and Palat in a package deal for New York Islanders John Tavares if they can’t re-sign him.

The Islanders keep saying they will ride out the season and keep working on getting him signed. Steve Stamkos and the Lightning went through the same thing.

If Tavares hits the open market next July 1st, there is the sense that the Lightning could be one of the aggressive players.