Semyon Varlamov
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Potentially good news coming soon for the Islanders. 

On Monday, the New York Islanders placed veteran goaltender Cory Schneider on waivers.

Which means Semyon Varlamov’s return should be coming soon.

Varlamov started the new season on injured reserve with unspecified soreness, but has been practicing with the Islanders. The Isles haven’t missed Varlamov much, however. Also on Monday, Ilya Sorokin was named the NHL’s No. 3 Star of the Week.

Varlamov, 33, has two years remaining on his contract that carries a $5 million AAV. This summer, the Islanders signed Sorokin, 26, to a three-year deal that has a $4 million AAV.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.