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Islanders Sign Josh Bailey To 6-Year Contract Extension

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The New York Islanders have finalized a deal with Josh Bailey, signing the veteran to a 6-year contract extension on Friday, according to a team announcement.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the new deal is worth $30 million, although financial terms have not officially been disclosed.

“Josh has become one of the core members of the New York Islanders,” said Islanders president and general manager Garth Snow. “He has developed within our system for several years and it’s exciting to see him mature into the player we always had confidence he would become.

“To come into the past few seasons and see Josh set new career highs each year has been impressive and we’re excited to see him continue to do that with the organization as we move forward.”

Bailey has notched 15 goals and 47 assists for 62 points through 58 games for New York this season.

Boston Bruins

Bruins Place Jesse Gabrielle On Unconditional Waivers

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The Boston Bruins have placed forward Jesse Gabrielle on unconditional waivers in another step towards contract termination, according to CapFriendly.

Gabrielle, 21, played his entire season in the ECHL, but his season was cut short after suffering another concussion back in March, his third head injury since training camp.

Gabrielle will now become an unrestricted free agent.

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Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov In Concussion Protocol

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The Carolina Hurricanes may be without one of their top young stars for the next game or so in their series against the Washington Capitals.

Andrei Svenchnikov is currently in the concussion protocol following his fight with Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin during last night’s game, which saw Svenchnikov knocked out during the fight.

Hurricanes’ head coach Rod Brind’Amour doesn’t expect Svechnikov to play in game four on Thursday night, according to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.

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Eastern Conference

Rangers Agree to Terms With Vitali Kravtsov, Igor Shestyorkin

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The New York Rangers have come to an agreement on entry-level contracts with top prospects Vitali Kravtsov and Igor Shestyorkin, according to The Athletic’s Rick Carpinello.

The prospects’ deals won’t be officially registered until their current KHL contracts officially expire at the end of the month.

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