Could The Islanders Look At Roberto Luongo?

5:34PM: In response to the tweet below from Luongo, McKenzie wrote “I hung that one out over the plate. I’ll take that as you’ve waived to go to Isles. I’ll talk to Mike. Sure he’s agreeable.”


5:12PM: The Islanders are showing interest, under the right circumstances, of bringing in Roberto Luongo, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

McKenzie notes that the team’s first order of business would be gauging the cost on Evgeni Nabokov

He notes that “it goes without saying” that the Canucks would need to take Rick DiPietro back in the trade with the purpose of using an amnesty buyout on him.

McKenzie said “No question in my mind Luongo is a good “hockey” fit for NYI but whether Isles or Canucks could ever finesse a workable deal is the issue.”

Luongo has nine years left on his deal and has a cap hit of $5.3 million.

McKenzie also writes that the Isles are not “tolling” the contract of Tim Thomas, whose NHL contract expires and will be a unrestricted free agent.