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Bailey, Strome still unsigned

New York Islanders center Josh Bailey (12) celebrates

New York Islanders center Josh Bailey (12) celebrates after his first period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL hockey game. (March 22, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

 With roughly two weeks to go before NHL training camps begin, the Islanders still have two pressing items remaining on their pre-season To Do list:

Sign both Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome. Expect that to happen soon.

Bailey, a 21-year-old restricted free agent, elected not to sign his qualifying offer earlier this summer. Heading into his fourth NHL season, he is currently without a deal but his agent Pat Morris told Newsday via email this about negotiations: "We are  both working hard to get the contract concluded."

Strome, the team's first-round draft pick this year, is expected to come to an agreement on a standard entry-level deal this week.

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