The Islanders cleaned out their lockers and had their exit interviews on Monday.
Eliminated from playoff contention Saturday, the Isles wrapped up the 2016-17 campaign with a 4-2 win over the Senators on Sunday.
They finished 41-29-12 (94 points), one point behind the Maple Leafs, who snagged the second and final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
It was the first time since the 2013-14 season that the Isles missed the postseason.
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Locker clean out day was everything it was thought to be….generally dull and uninspiring. A day after losing out on making the playoffs for a third consecutive season by one point, the Islanders gathered one last time as a group to meet with general manager Garth Snow and interim head coach Doug Weight.
It was revealed that Cal Clutterbuck was trying to play through a painful groin strain -- one that will not need off-season surgery. Nikolay Kulemin had a shoulder strain, Travis Hamonic had torn thumb ligaments, and captain John Tavares spoke at length about his health and future with the organization.
Saying he would have tried to come back for Game 4 had a first-round matchup with the Washington Capitals materialized, Tavares said the right things regarding the situatation with his contract, which can be extended come July 1. He also made it clear he's in no rush and wants to heal and decompress before turning any attention to it. And he took a small shot at Barclays Center, saying he definitely hurt his hamstring after catching his heel in the soft playing surface.
Perhaps Jason Chimera said it best, however: "I'd rather have 10 goals and be in the playoffs than have 20 goals and not be there"
In between, New York sent Joshua Ho-Sang, Adam Pelech, and Connor Jones to Bridgeport to try and aid the Sound Tigers over their final two games in securing a Calder Cup playoff berth.
Thanks to all who read IPB this year and joined in the discussion on Twitter. It's a pleasure being part of your daily Islanders coverage. More to come this week as we take a look back with our annual retrospective.