Daily Times (Primos, PA)

Islanders acquire Palmieri and Zajac from Devils

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. » The New York Islanders acquired veteran forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils in a trading deadline move to improve their Stanley Cup chances.

The teams announced the deal Wednesday night with the Devils getting the Islanders’ first-round pick this year, a conditiona­l fourth-round choice next year and forwards A.J. Greer and Mason Jobst. The trade deadline is Monday.

New Jersey will pay half of Zajac and Palmieri’s salaries.

Palmieri, who has not played since last weekend and will be a free agent after this season, gives the Islanders a proven goal scorer to help with Anders Lee out for the season with a knee injury.

Zajac, who has spent his whole career with the Devils, recently playing in his 1000th regular-season game.

Canucks: 25 players and coaches have tested positive

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA » The Vancouver Canucks said 25 players and coaches have tested positive in a COVID-19 outbreak involving a variant of the virus.

The team said that 21 players, including three from the taxi squad, and four members of the coaching staff have tested positive, and one other player is considered a close contact.

Jackets’ Jenner out for season

COLUMBUS, OHIO » Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner had surgery for a broken finger and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Jenner was hit in the hand with a hard shot from teammate Patrik Laine in Tuesday night’s win over Tampa Bay. He’ll be sidelined about six weeks, the team said.

OILERS 4, SENATORS 2 » Connor McDavid set up three goals by Leon Draisaitl and scored a spectacula­r gamewinner with 6:06 to play as Edmonton remained perfect this season against Ottawa.

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