Skarek will join Finnish team Heinolan Peliitat on loan for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Skarek split time between the AHL and ECHL last season but struggled regardless, posting sub-900 save percentages with both teams and registered just six wins in a combined 30 games. At this point, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting the 21-year-old netminder to crack the Isles roster any time soon, making him a non-factor in almost all formats.
Skarek (undisclosed) joined the Isles for Wednesday's practice session, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Skarek won't be getting into a game for the club anytime soon and should be considered a longshot for the 23-man roster next year. The 20-year-old netminder saw action in 16 contests for AHL Bridgeport in this season but still split time in the ECHL as well, something he shouldn't have to do in 2020-21.
Skarek was not on the ice for the second day in a row Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Skarek almost certainly is fourth on the team depth chart, so his chances of actually playing in any games are pretty much nil. Heading into the play-in series against Florida, the Isles figure to utilize Seymon Varlamov between the pipes.