The Islanders could potentially trade goaltender Jaroslav Halak and defenseman Calvin de Haan, reports Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Although Garrioch does not list any possible suitors for the two Islanders, he does say, especially with the New York's slow start, head coach Jack Capuano could be fired before season's end.
Halak was rumored to be available earlier in the week after his agent ranted on Twitter about the Islanders' use of three goaltenders.
Halak has a 2.92 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in eight games this season, while de Haan has five points and a plus-7 rating in 12 games.
Newsday's Arthur Staple reported Friday that Capuano's job appeared safe.
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV Twitter
Bruce Garrioch is a respected columnist for the Ottawa Sun and not one of the 'rumor mongers' that sometimes overwhelm the internet with PS4-type fascinations. The Halak rumors are nothing new, obviously, as once Allan Walsh decided to take his gripes regarding his clients, which also include J-F Berube, to Twitter, general manager Garth Snow made it widely known his number one is certainly available.
The Islanders were linked to Arizona right after training camp with the teams discussing possible deals, so the Coyotes, per Garroich, are still players in the trade market. Carolina, SNY.tv was told, has approached the Islanders regarding Halak, but no mention of any other teams to this point have been involved.
The news of de Haan's name being mentioned is also somewhat unsurprising. To get anything of worth, you have to be willing to give. After a disastrous second season, de Haan has rebounded into a solid 3 or 4 defenseman that would be welcome on any NHL club. But, with the injury to Ryan Pulock and the new malady picked up by Travis Hamonic, I can't see this happening any time soon unless New York is getting a D-man in return.