NHL Commerce: Devils Commerce Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac to the Islanders


The New York Islanders have acquired Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils for 2021 1st spherical decide, A.J. Greer, Mason Jobst and a conditional 2022 4th spherical decide.

The Devils are retaining 50 p.c of Palmieri and Zajac’s salaries.

Pierre LeBrun: Situation: “Isles make SCF- 4th turns into third in 2022 or 2023; New York has the choice to resolve on which of the third spherical picks they switch.”

Amanda Stein: Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald on having to ask Zajac to waive his no-trade clause: “If Travis wished to proceed to play and never make the playoffs, that was his proper to remain. However I do know he’s a hungry skilled needs an opportunity to win a Cup and this can be the yr he does.”

Ideas from the media

Corey Masisak: “A.J. Greer (24) and Mason Jobst (26) are each older gamers with Bridgeport within the AHL. Greer hasn’t performed within the NHL since 2018-19, and Jobst has not performed within the NHL. The 2 picks are clearly the primary property on this deal for the Devils.”

Pierre LeBrun: “First massive deal of deadline week. Palmieri to the Isles at all times made sense. Lamoriello clearly is aware of Zajac nicely. Isles loading up.”

Renaud Lavoie: “Travis Zajac didn’t need to raise his no-move clause to go to the @NYIslanders final yr. Proven fact that he’s UFA on the finish of this season is clearly one of many motive he agreed to a commerce.”

Anthony Petrielli: “Isles are tied for sixth in factors proportion, have a +28 purpose differential and are third in xGF% at 5v5. They need to be going for it, Kyle Palmieri is admittedly good and it’s at all times good so as to add C depth. It’s mainly a 1st as the remainder are spare elements. Not a horrible value to pay.”




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