Former Islanders second-round pick G Mikko Koskinen may be seeing a reunion with his only NHL team as he is reportedly leaving his KHL club SKA, per Sport-Express' Igor Eronko.
Though multiple sources have said Koskinen is expected to sign somewhere in the NHL next season, The Athletic's Arthur Staple says the Islanders haven't spoken on him yet. Eronko believes Koskinen signing with the Isles isn't a likely scenario.
After the team drafted him back in 2009, Koskinen played just four games with the Islanders during the 2010-11 season. But that was all the action he saw with the NHL club before shipping off to his native Finland to play in the SM-liga, or Finnish pro league. Koskinen was Finland's goalie for the 2018 Winter Olympics as well.
In 2013, he joined the KHL's Novosibirsk Sibir squad who he would play two seasons with before joining SKA. Last season, Koskinen posted a 24-4-1 record with a 1.69 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.
Goaltending was an issue for the Isles this season, as Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, and Christopher Gibson saw a league-worst 3.53 goals-against average last season.