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Islanders Officially Part with Jan Kovar

Islanders Officially Part with Jan Kovar
Published On: Wed, Oct 10
May 8, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; iNew York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) checks Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) into the boards during the first period in game five of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In what was increasingly looking like an inevitable parting, theA New York IslandersA have placedA Jan KovarA on unconditional waivers, for purposes of terminating his contract.

The 28-year-old KHL veteran did not report to Bridgeport after the Islanders cut him during camp and assigned him to their AHL team. Earlier this week he wasA reportedly a€œfiguring outa€ his next move. That move is...not with the Isles.

KovA¡r was signed to a one-year, $2 million deal this summer a€” apparently selecting the Isles over offers from a few NHL teams a€” but somehow did not make a big impression in training camp during the few opportunities he received.

The Isles had room on the roster to start the season for him, as bothA Tom KuhnhacklA andA Tanner FritzA had cleared waivers. But they kept both of those forwards while assigning Kovar (who did not require waivers) to Bridgeport.

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