Report: Islanders shopping two core players on the trade market

Lou Lamoriello not wasting any time this offseason.

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According to a report from The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta, there will some big changes to the New York Islanders’ blue line this offseason. During “Off The Rush” on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio this past weekend, Pagnotta reported that both Nick Leddy and Thomas Hickey are available on the trade market and that Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello is looking to deal.

The 28 year old Leddy has three years left on a deal that pays him $5.5 million annually, while the 30 year old Hickey has three years left on a deal that pays him $2.5 million annually.

Led is a former 40+ point Dman, but managed just four goals and 26 points in 82 games with the Islanders under new head coach Barry Trotz. It’s possible that someone out there sees him as a solution to a struggling power play.

As for Hickey, he played in just 40 games last season and put up four assists. But in 2017-18, Hickey managed five goals and 25 points in 69 games.