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Islanders, Okposo yet to discuss new contract

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports

The wound of a five-game elimination at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning is still fresh for the New York Islanders, but the NHL offseason moves fast, and the Islanders front office has some decisions to make.

Perhaps the biggest decision for general manager Garth Snow is the status of forward Kyle Okposo - an unrestricted free agent as of July 1 if both sides can't strike a deal. Neither side has discussed the contract situation all season long, according to Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post.

Okposo has spent his entire career with New York, and registered 64 points in 79 games this season.

The 28-year-old is uncertain what will happen and didn't reveal what he'd prefer to do, but did say "all good things come to an end," if he leaves Brooklyn.

Okposo is at the end of five-year deal with a cap hit of $2.8 million, but is likely due for a raise after three consecutive seasons of 50-plus points.

The Islanders have some cap flexibility, but on top of Okposo, they have decisions to make on UFA's Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin, along with restricted free agents Casey Cizikas and Ryan Strome.

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