New York Islanders acquire Brian Rolston from Devils for Trent Hunter

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders acquired veteran Brian Rolston and a conditional draft pick in 2012 from the New Jersey Devils for forward Trent Hunter on Thursday.

The deal brings the Islanders closer to the NHL's salary floor of US$48.3 million next season.

It also gives the Devils a little more cap space to try and sign restricted free agent Zach Parise, who is scheduled to go to salary arbitration next week.

Rolston is entering the final year of a deal that pays him a little over $5 million while Hunter is scheduled to earn $2 million.

The 38-year-old Rolson had 14 goals and 34 points in 65 games for the Devils last season.

Hunter was limited to just 17 games because of a torn MCL. He had one goal and four points.