According to general managers around the NHL, the Islanders may make forward Josh Bailey available via trade (Dreger, June 24).
While Bailey may technically be available, it would “take a lot” to get him.
Bailey, 24, was drafted with the ninth overall pick in 2008 and is under contract through the 2017-18 season.
Bailey had eight goals and 30 assists in 77 games last season for the Islanders.
In 406 games played since starting his career in 2008-09, Bailey has scored 66 goals while tallying 111 assists.