After giving up an NHL-worst 296 goals last season, the Islanders could use a defensive makeover.
Team President Lou Lamoriello appears focused on doing just that. The Isles selected D Noah Dobson with one of their first-round picks (No. 12 overall) and now they are reportedly interested in Senators G Craig Anderson, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch.
Anderson, 37, requested a trade earlier this month. Last season was his statistically-worst campaign since 2005/06, as he posted .898 save percentage and a 3.32 GAA.
In 2016/17, Anderson was much better, with a .926 save percentage and 2.28 GAA.
Anderson signed a contract extension that kicks in for next season, as he's due $5.5 million for 2018/19 and $4 million in 2019/20.
The Islanders re-signed G Christopher Gibson to a two-way deal but are likely to pursue more options this offseason after their goaltending struggled between Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak last season.