With Wednesday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline looming, the New York Islanders scratched coveted trade target Thomas Vanek from Tuesday's 3-2 win over the host Winnipeg Jets.
John Tavares suffered a torn MCL and torn meniscus in the second period of Team Canada's quarterfinal win on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the NHL season, the New York Islanders announced Thursday.
Although there was optimism that Rick Nash could rejoin the New York Rangers on the back end of their two-game swing through Canada, the injured forward will not meet the team in Montreal.
New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov is out indefinitely with a groin injury.
New York Islanders oft-injured goaltender Rick DiPietro is out indefinitely with a concussion, the team announced.
Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro did not dress Thursday against Tampa Bay Lightning after taking a puck to the facemask in practice Wednesday.
The New York Islanders named Swiss defenseman Mark Streit team captain on Wednesday.