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Bantering Points: 5/1/21

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New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • After paying the final bit of their $650 million expansion fee, the Seattle Kraken have officially joined the NHL as the league’s 32nd team (Sportsnet)
  • Former Atlanta Thrashers’ forward Ilya Kovalchuk mutually terminated his KHL contract with Avangard Omsk, and will look to make yet another return to the NHL (TSN)
  • Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltender Carter Hart will miss the remainder of the season with a sprained MCL (