New York Islanders News

The Islanders have signed (the other) Sebastian Aho to a two-year deal worth $1.45 million ($725K AAV).

Aho, 24, spent all of 2020 in the AHL, where he led all Bridgeport defensemen with 30 points (3G / 27A) in 49 games. Aho is undersized (5-11, 177) but he's a terrific puck-mover and is not afraid to jump into the rush to create offence. He is a candidate to graduate to the NHL in 2021 but he's blocked by a bunch of high-paid veteran defensemen on the depth chart.

Source: PuckPedia 10/6/20, 8:47 am EST

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Varlamov led the Islanders onto the ice for warmups ahead of Game 3.

Varlamov gave up two goals on 21 shots in the Islanders 2-1 loss in Game 2. The Isles did a much better job limiting the Lightning than they did in the blowout loss in Game 1 but they let Nikita Kucherov get loose in the final 10 second and ended up losing. Varlamov is 0-3 in his last three starts while giving up 11 goals on 84 shots (.869 SV%).

Source: Ryan Moir 09/11/20, 7:35 pm EST

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