Islanders' Jaroslav Halak: Not protected by Isles

Halak was not among the players the Islanders elected to protect in the expansion draft, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

This is not a surprise since the Islanders have seemed to want to get out from under Halak's contract the minute after he signed it. Halak is highly unlikely to get selected by Vegas, as it will have plenty of younger and possibly better goaltenders to go after. That said, Halak will likely be in a training camp battle with Thomas Greiss to determine who starts for the team next season.

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