Report: Islanders have deal in place with Vegas; Grabovski involved

Garth Snow (Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/AP)

The New York Islanders have a deal in place to send their first-round draft pick to the Vegas Golden Knights, according to a report from Arthur Staple of Newsday.

The deal would push Vegas towards selecting a specific player from the Islanders’ unprotected list.

Multiple sources also told Newsday that the Islanders would also send injured forward Mikhail Grabovski to the Golden Knights.

New York is due to pick 15th in the NHL Draft, which takes place Friday in Chicago.

Vegas GM George McPhee indicated that Monday would be the last day for teams to make a deal with the Golden Knights before Wednesday’s expansion draft.

A list of protected and unprotected players that are available for Vegas to select was made available on Sunday. The Golden Knights will select one player from each of 30 NHL teams at the NHL Awards on Wednesday.


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