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Islanders: Three rental and long-term trade options for third line center

Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 07: Kyle Turris #8 of the Nashville Predators plays the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 07: Kyle Turris #8 of the Nashville Predators plays the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Long-Term Options

Kyle Turris | Nashville Predators

Turris is on the books for another four years at a $6 million cap hit. And Pierre Laviolette doesn’t want to play him. Even with reduced ice-time, Turris is still scoring at a 0.5 point-per-game pace.

He’s a willy vet who can carry a line and kill penalties. If Nashville are willing to eat some of the cap hit to move him, the Islanders should move.

Marcus Johansson | Buffalo Sabres

He only has a single year left on his deal before reaching UFA status. So this isn’t a very long-term deal, but he still wouldn’t be a rental.

Johansson has his best years playing for Barry Trotz. After bouncing around the league a few times, from New Jersey to Boston before finally landing in Buffalo, Johansson would likely relish a return to Trotz, even if it meant playing on the third line.

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Adam Henrique | Anaheim Ducks

Tough decisions loom for the Ducks. They’re at the bottom of the Western Conference with 37 points and a veteran-heavy roster that has them close to the cap ceiling. We know the Ducks operate with an internal cap, they’ll need to clear space to sign some of their youngsters.

Adam Henrique and his $5.825 million cap hit over the next four years could be a good target. He’s a bit older at 29, but he’ll score 20 goals and 50 points without an issue.

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