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New York Islanders get striker Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devil – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) – The New York Islanders have got the striker Kyle Palmieri and The Travis Rabbit from New Jersey Devil.

In return, the Devil will receive strikers AJ Greer and Mason Jobst, along with the Islanders’ first pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and a conditional 4th pick in the 2022 Draft NHL.

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The teams announced the transaction on Wednesday night.

Trading deadline is Monday.

According to The Islanders, New Jersey agreed to keep 50% of the salaries of both Palmieri and Zajac.

Palmieri, who has been out of action since last weekend and will be free after the season, gives The Islanders a proven scorer to help Anders Lee come out on season with injury knee. The 30-year-old has scored at least 24 goals in each of his first five seasons with the Devil. He’s had a slow start this year and has eight goals in 34 games.

The Long Island natives were selected in the first round of the 2009 NHL Manuscript by Anaheim Ducks and spent three seasons with the Ducks affiliate, Syracuse Crunch. He was exchanged with the Devil in 2015.

Zajac, who has dedicated his entire career to the Devil, recently played in his 1000th regular match of the season. The 35-year-old can do everything from face-to-face victories, scoring and penalty kicks.

In a tweet, The Devils said, “Two great devils have shown the right way to play and play for each other. Thanks to Kyle and Travis, for everything. “

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Jobst is Islanders’ first choice in 2021 NHL.

Greer currently plays for AHL’s Bridgeport, where he has one goal and one assist in 10 games. In his 37 career NHL appearances, the 24-year-old left winger has one goal and five assists.

New Jersey currently has nine options in its draft NHL 2021. The club has its own options in rounds one, three, four and six; Islanders first and second rounders; Buffalo’s fifth round selection and Arizona’s third and seventh round selection.

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