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New York Islanders Daily: Matt Martin Reunion?

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19: Matt Martin #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on April 19, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Capitals defeated the Maple Leafs 5-4 to even series 2-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19: Matt Martin #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on April 19, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Capitals defeated the Maple Leafs 5-4 to even series 2-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders are set to take on Toronto tonight, will old friend Matt Martin be in the lineup? And are the rumors of a reunion worth it?

Matt Martin was a fan favorite when he was here with the New York Islanders. He was a big key as to why the Islanders had the “best fourth line in hockey”. Due to his impact on that line, Martin got a pretty sweet deal from Toronto and headed up North.

Although this year things are a little different for Matty. He hasn’t played in a month. No, he hasn’t had injury problems he’s just been a healthy scratch for the past 13 games.

If Toronto won’t play him it’d make sense that they might try to eat some of the money remaining on his contract and try to move him. Somebody asked someone with insider info on the situation if Matt would come back to the Islanders.

Is Boomer just trolling? I mean it’s certainly possible but you’d be nieve to think he doesn’t have at least some inside info on the situation.

Let’s pretend it’s true for a second. If Toronto eats salary I think you have to think about it, of course, it can’t be the only move you make, but I wouldn’t hate it. On the flip side if you have to take on that $2.5 million cap hit then I’m not for it. Ross Johnston can serve a similar role for a lot cheaper a price.

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