Report: Hamonic willing to finish season with Islanders

Defenseman Travis Hamonic is willing to play the rest of the season with the New York Islanders.
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After asking for a trade prior to the start of the season, New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic told the New York Post on Thursday that he would be willing to stay with the team at least for the remainder of the campaign.

The news comes on the heels of Wednesday’s story by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, who wrote that the 25-year-old Hamonic wished to be traded closer to his Winnipeg home for personal reasons.

"I would have liked to have the chance to talk to them and not have them seen it online first, but it is what it is and those things can’t be changed, unfortunately," Hamonic told the Islanders official team site on Thursday. "It was difficult. I guess you can ask them, but they were certainly very understanding of a personal situation, as I hope anyone would be in this situation."

Hamonic, who has not divulged the exact nature of his personal situation, has notched three assists and owns a plus-5 rating this season.