With the New York Islanders making moves to sign Jason Chimera and Andrew Ladd, they did suffer losses in the form of Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen.
Nielsen is heading to the Detroit Red Wings with a six-year, $31.5 million deal. The 32-year-old was the longest tenured Islander, amassing a total of 606 games played for the team. He is likely to replace Pavel Datsyuk on the Red Wings.
Detroit Red Wings agree to terms with Frans Nielsen on a 6 year/ $5.25M AAV contract. #DRW
— Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) July 1, 2016
Kyle Okposo, has signed a seven-year, $42 million deal with the Buffalo Sabres and looks to be immediately implemented into the top two lines for the team. The 28-year-old had spent his whole career with the Islanders since being their first round pick in the 2006 draft.
Kyle Okposo to BUF is done. 7 years.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) July 1, 2016