Islanders and Panthers Talked Keith Yandle Trade

News dropped earlier this week that the Florida Panthers would not be playing defenseman Keith Yandle when their season eventually opens up. This was a shock to everyone in the hockey world as Yandle has three years left on his contract and last season he produced 45 points in 69 games. 

Turns out this was a surprise to everyone involved but the Panthers management team and the New York Islanders, as according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the teams have engaged in trade talks.

The deal would have likely included a combination of Andrew Ladd, Jordan Eberle and Leo Komarov going the other way. Obviously no move materialized and the Islanders figured out a way to get Mathew Barzal signed after all.

As for the Panthers, they have yet to ask Yandle to waive his no-movement clause and this appears to be the next step in the process. Once they get Yandle's list from him, we'll certainly bring you more information on potential deals for the two-way defenseman.

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