The Latest on the NHL’s expansion draft (all times local):11 a.m.
The New York Islanders will not be making the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2000.
The Islanders have already lost in six games this season, the most in franchise history.
The franchise has been through six Stanley Cups in its nearly 100-year history.
After a season in which the team was relegated to the Western Conference, the Isles have now won four of five, including three straight to open the season.
The team’s success has led to speculation that it could become the first expansion team to miss the playoffs since the Boston Bruins did in 2004.
The Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns have both missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision to move forward with the expansion draft on Wednesday.
The NHL’s draft is held on April 19.
The Las Vegas Metro Council voted in April to move the first round of the draft out of the city of Las Vegas and instead move it to the suburbs, a move that the city’s mayor has called “outrageous.”
The draft will now take place in New York.
The Detroit Red Wings, who have been the NHL team in Detroit since 2010, are expected to be selected first.
The Chicago Blackhawks are expected after a bidding war for the right to select their first pick.
The Los Angeles Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning are expected in the top three picks.