Max Domi is projected to play alongside Anthony Duclair and Martin Hanzal in the Coyotes' season opener.
That was the common pairing during training camp. Hanzal will provide a veteran presence for Domi and Duclair, who both have substantial offensive upside. Domi in particular will be worth watching after he scored 32 goals and 102 points in 57 OHL games last season.
While Dylan Strome didn't make the Coyotes' opening game roster, he did manage to make a good impression.
"Dylan had a terrific training camp," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. "However, he is still a very young man who will be able to mature away from the NHL spotlight. He has all the ingredients we like in a player – intelligent, competitive and skilled. He simply needs more time to work on his strength and quickness. He will be an important player for us in the future." Strome was always something of a long shot to make the team out of training camp, so this shouldn't be seen as a setback for him. He'll get a chance to lead the OHL's Erie Otters this season without the presence of Connor McDavid and will likely enter next year's camp with a far better shot of securing a roster spot.
The New Jersey Devils have signed Ken Appleby to a three-year entry level contract.
The 20-year-old attended training camp with New Jersey and their AHL affiliate in Albany while on an amateur tryout. The undrafted free agent won the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals last season. He will probably begin his professional career in the ECHL.
The New York Islanders have returned Mathew Barzal to the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL.
Barzal was the 16th overall pick in last June's NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old has good offensive upside, but the Islanders are taking a patient approach with his development. Barzal scored 12 goals and 57 points in 44 WHL games last season. It's impressive that he was able to stick with the Islanders until the end of camp, but this move wasn't unexpected. Barzal has two years of junior eligibility remaining.
Adam Pelech has been assigned to the AHL.
Pelech was recalled on Sunday and played just over 19 minutes in Sunday's preseason loss to the Washington Capitals. He doesn't have any fantasy value going forward.
The New York Islanders have assigned Kevin Czuczman to Bridgeport (AHL).
The 24-year-old played 16:22 in Sunday's preseason loss to the Washington Capitals. He hasn't played a regular season NHL game since the 2013-14 season.
The New York Islanders have sent Scott Mayfield back to the minors.
Mayfield was recalled earlier this morning. He played just over 20 minutes in tonight's preseason loss to the Washington Capitals.
The New York Islanders have assigned Kirill Petrov to the minors.
The 25-year-old was the Islanders' third round pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, but this will be his first professional season in North America. He's spent the last nine years playing in the KHL. Petrov has already represented Russia at a number of different international events including the World Championships and the World Junior Championships. The Islanders will hope that he can adjust to the smaller North American ice surface.