Last five clear

Appears not one person was yanked off waivers this week. Probably good for the majority of them, as at least they’ll be paid in the AHL and will likely have a chance to compete for an NHL spot… whenever there’s an NHL again.

The Islanders sent Sean Backman, Ty Wishart and newcomers Colin McDonald, Nathan McIver and Matt Watkins to Bridgeport this afternoon after they cleared. Tonight at midnight, the league locks the doors on the rest of them.

Hang in. Two weeks to training camp. Four to the season.

Nighttime edit: The Islanders announced at about 11:20 that they’ve signed Matt Martin to a four-year contract, just in time to lock him out. He was the last Islanders restricted free agent without a landing spot.

Michael Fornabaio