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NHL Rumors: Will the New York Islanders trade Semyon Varlamov?

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Monday’s rumors have the New York Islanders seeking to exchange Semyon Varlamov. The season did now not start out the manner Varlamov had desired. He became on injured reserved and it took longer than expected for him to make it lower back into the lineup.

With Varlamov being on injured reserve for so long it gave backup goalie Ilya Sorokin time to showcase his talents and he has taken over the position as the number one goalie for the Islanders and made Varlamov expendable.

Rosner of NYIHockeyNow suggests the Islanders ought to looking at trading Varlamov, 33, at the 2022 NHL trade closing date. The circulate might free up some an awful lot needed income cap space for the crew.

Rosner went on to say the Isles should than exchange for a backup goalie like Arizona’s Scott Wedgewood ($825 K), Pittsburgh’s Louis Domingue ($750 K), or Buffalo’s Dustin Tokarski ($725 K) as they would be capacity, cost-effective alternatives.

Varlamov does have a 16 crew -alternate clause and nevertheless has one year ultimate on his at an AAV of $5 million.

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