Fantasy Take: Palmieri and Zajac off to Long Island

Alexander MacLean

2021-04-07

It’s not common that trades break after a game has already finished on the day, but with an early start on the Ottawa/Edmonton game, the Islanders and the Devils took the spotlight off the games for the evening, agreeing to a deal to send both Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri to Long Island. Many had speculated that Palmieri would be an excellent fit for the Islanders to fill in the shoes of the injured Anders Lee, and that’s great news for Palmieri owners assuming he is comfortable enough shifting to the left wing. Zajac’s role with his new team isn’t quite as clear, as the Islanders are already very deep at the centre position. As an added bonus, both players are considered ‘local’ so there is no need for a quarantine period before joining the Islanders.

Here’s the full transaction:

New Jersey retaining 50% on both contracts is why the Isl