Lee (knee) told reporters Sunday that he's on track for the start of training camp next season. "I am on track. I was able to do a lot of really good things in the past 13-14 weeks since surgery. Looking forward to continuing on that path and getting ready for camp," Lee said. Lee suffered a torn ACL on March 11 against New Jersey, so this news is certainly a positive sign for his recovery. The 30-year-old produced seven goals and 19 points over 27 games, as the team certainly missed his leadership on and off the ice despite making it to the Conference Finals. Expect the Minnesota native to resume a top-six role heading into next season if all continues to go well with his injury rehab.
Lee (knee) was spotted skating on his own at New York's morning skate Monday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Coach Barry Trotz continues to insist that Lee won't be available this postseason, but the winger's ability to skate at this point in his recovery from an ACL injury suggests he should be ready to go by training camp ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. He continues to be around the team and provide off-ice leadership during the Islanders' playoff run.
Lee (knee) is still making his presence felt for the Islanders off the ice, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Lee is out for the season, but he has been seen at the Islanders' practice rink. While the Isles may not be able to replace his leadership on the ice, they are trying to replace some of his production via trade before the deadline. The names that have been rumored the most about coming to Long Island are Taylor Hall of the Sabres, Kyle Palmieri of the Devils, and Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets. The price for Hall is said to be a first-round draft pick, and general manager Lou Lamoriello may not want to give that up after trading that and more last season for Jean-Gabriel Pageau. While the price may come down as the April 12 trade deadline nears, Palmieri and Foligno seem to be higher on the Islanders' priority list at this point in time.
Lee is set to undergo surgery to repair his injured ACL and will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season. This is a major blow for the Islanders and fantasy managers alike, as Lee has been excellent this season, having racked up 12 goals and 19 points while firing 80 shots on net through 27 contests. With Lee out until 2021-22, look for the Isles to be aggressive at the trade deadline.
Lee (lower body) will miss the remainder of the regular season, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Losing the team's leading goal scorer (12 in 27 games) will hurt, but Lee's absence could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Islanders, who were right up against the salary cap ceiling but can now exceed the salary cap by Lee's $7 million hit during the regular season and still get him back for the playoffs, just like the Lightning are doing with Nikita Kucherov (hip). Kieffer Bellows took Lee's usual spot in the top six and scored two goals in Saturday's win over the Devils, so he'll likely continue to occupy that spot, at least until the Islanders use the cap savings from Lee's placement on LTIR to add another forward via trade.
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