The New York Islanders have listed their 34 man training camp roster.
With 26 skaters already listed on the roster (including a previously injured Adam Pelech and Casey Cizikas), the Islanders were probably only going to add four skaters to the list and round it out to 30.
Here’s the list (by position). I italicized the players who were added to the roster from the last time we saw the Islanders play on March 10:
Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Derick Brassard, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck, Michael Dal Colle, Jordan Eberle, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula, Leo Komarov, Tom Kuhnhackl, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Kieffer Bellows, Oliver Wahlstrom
Johnny Boychuk, Noah Dobson, Andy Greene, Thomas Hickey, Nick Leddy, Scott Mayfield, Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, Devon Toews, Sebastian Aho, Grant Hutton
Thomas Greiss, Semyon Varlamov, Christopher Gibson, Jakub Skarek
Yes, Ilya Sorokin is not on this list, but that’s ok. First off, he hasn’t signed a deal with the Islanders yet so he can’t be included (yet). Secondly, there are no limits on the number of goalies teams can carry. He can be added at a later date (if he signs his one-year ELC between 12 noon today and 5 PM on Wednesday).
I know we’re excited to see names like Kieffer Bellows and Oliver Wahlstrom on the training camp roster. But for me, I’m excited to see Adam Pelech and Casey Cizikas are healthy and ready to go.
Yes, it’s not a surprise that both are on the list. We’ve known for a while that everyone would be healthy and would make the return to camp. But both are integral parts of the Islanders setup. When both are out of the lineup the Isles have a hard time playing their system. Having them back is a huge boost.
After some 100+ days of waiting, hockey is finally back. Enjoy.