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Islanders continue to plug holes

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 15 Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The New York Islanders continue to add players in the wake of John Tavares’ depature, signing KHL veteran Jan Kovar to a one-year, $2 million contract. In five seasons with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Kovar, a 28-year-old Czech, produced 286 points in 285 regular season games and won the Gagarin Cup in 2014 and 2016. (Lighthouse Hockey)

The Isles also re-signed left wing Ross Johnston to a four-year deal worth $4 million. Johnston scored 3 goals and added 3 assists in 24 NHL games last season. (Lighthouse Hockey)

Our expansion cousins, the Anaheim Ducks will retire the numbers of the mighty Paul Kariya on Sunday, October 21st and Scott Niedermayer on February 17th against the Washington Capitals. (Anaheim Calling)

Lots of players have been scooped up, but there are still some quality NHLers looking for new deals. (Sportsnet)

Columbus forward Artemi Panarin has been loosely linked to the Florida Panthers in the media. Here is more on the Bread Man and Blue Jackets. (TSN)