Islanders waive Parenteau

Islanders waive Parenteau

The Score - NHL Hockey

P.A. Parenteau's second stint with the New York Islanders didn't last as long as expected.

After signing a one-year, $1.25-million contract with the club in July, the Islanders are surprisingly expected to waive the 33-year-old winger Monday, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

In two seasons with the Islanders from 2010-12, Parenteau notched 53 and 67 points, respectively, and was brought back in hopes of helping to fill the void left by Kyle Okposo, who signed in Buffalo in the offseason.

Parenteau's dismissal likely opens the door for one of the Islanders' promising prospects, notably Matthew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, or Josh Ho-Sang.

Last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Parenteau led the club with 20 goals and chipped in 21 assists.

Still a productive offensive threat, it's hard to believe Parenteau won't be claimed by another team in need of forward depth.

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