New York looking to dump salary

A shakeup is reportedly on the way for the Islanders despite a respectable 7-4-2 start.

Updated: November 10, 2003, 2:58 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
A shakeup is reportedly on the way for the New York Islanders despite a respectable 7-4-2 start that has them just three points out of the Eastern Conference lead.

Sometime this week the Islanders will dump gritty forward Jason Wiemer, according to Newsday and the New York Post. Islanders general manager Mike Milbury told Wiemer on Friday that he will be either waived or traded, according to the Post. While that might save the team most of Wiemer's $1.622 million salary, more upheaval is likely to follow.

"We heard that they were going to dump salary," an unidentified player told Newsday. "We figured it was the guys who were making money ... No team keeps two extra young guys on the roster just to watch."