Islanders end season after playoff miss

New York Islanders players said goodbye to their season Monday after missing the playoffs by just one point.



Team captain John Tavares has one year left on his contract, and if he doesn't decide what to do this summer, he'll go into next season as a lame duck.



Other questions surrounding the team include their arena situation, the ice they play on and who will be their next head coach. Tavares said he'd like more clarity on those points before deciding his next moves.



"I don't think, you know, my situation has to be rushed or be taken care of tomorrow," Tavares said. "It's going to be a process."



Tavares added that he'd also like to get healthy first. On March 31, he suffered a hamstring injury. A teammate blamed the poor ice at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Isles' current home.


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