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Josef Vasicek | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/12/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 214
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 4 (91) / CAR

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Josef Vasicek is one of the hockey players to tragically die in a Russian plane crash on Wednesday.
The plane was carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to their season opener. Vasicek was entering his fourth season with the KHL club after scoring 77 goals and 183 points in 460 NHL games. He will be missed. Wed, Sep 7, 2011 02:09:00 PM

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Josef Vasicek scored his 15th goal of the season in a 3-1 loss Thursday.

Bill Guerin and Freddy Meyer assisted on Vasicek's goal.
Thu, Mar 27, 2008 11:19:00 PM

Josef Vasicek returned to action on Saturday March 15.

He garnered 17:15 of ice time, but was held scoreless in his return from the flu bug.
Sun, Mar 16, 2008 02:38:00 AM

Josef Vasicek sat out Tuesday night's contest with the flu.

Ben Walter was called up to replace him on the active roster. Consider Vasicek day-to-day.
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 09:43:00 AM

Josef Vasicek scored an unassisted goal in a 3-2 shootout win Wednesday.

Miroslav Satan also scored a goal for the Islanders. Bill Guerin registered his 16th assist in 60 games this season. Mike Comrie netted the game-winning goal in the shootout.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 10:08:00 PM

Josef Vasicek reached double digits for goals scored this season by tallying his tenth of the season.

Vasicek is having a good season, but he won't ever be a game-breaking player. He probably isn't consistent enough to warrant a pick up at this point in the season.
Sat, Dec 15, 2007 09:44:00 PM

Josef Vasicek was promoted to the top power-play unit on Long Island.

Vasicek leads the Islanders with nine goals thus far, and has entrenched himself as the second-line center. Coach Ted Nolan put the 6'5" power forward with the man-advantage against Atlanta. He parked himself in front of the net and provided a screen on Trent Hunter's shot that found the back of the net. Look for Nolan to play the big center more on the power-play. His fantasy value continues to rise.
Source: Newsday
Thu, Dec 6, 2007 12:24:00 PM

Josef Vasicek scored midway through the second period and it held up as the winner in a 2-1 Islanders victory over the cross-town rival Rangers.

Vasicek, who now has eight goals to lead the Islanders, had only six in 63 games last year. Ruslan Fedotenko, who scored eight seconds into the second period, had the other Islanders goal.
Mon, Nov 19, 2007 10:52:00 PM

Josef Vasicek is leading the NHL in shooting percentage.

Vasicek has scored on 36.8% of his shots, leading the Islanders in goals with seven. Now if he only had more than 19 shots in 16 games, the Islanders and fantasy owners would be really happy.
Sun, Nov 18, 2007 07:48:00 AM

Josef Vasicek scored the only goal of the game at the 5:25 mark of the second period to lead the Islanders to a 1-0 win over the Devils Friday evening.

It was the big Czech's seventh goal of the season and came with New York short-handed.
Fri, Nov 16, 2007 09:59:00 PM

A shorthanded goal by Josef Vasicek was all the Islanders could manage offensively on Saturday.

Brendan Witt and Ruslan Fedotenko assisted on the goal as the Islanders lost 3-1.
Sat, Oct 13, 2007 10:24:00 PM

The Islanders have inked center Josef Vasicek to a one-year deal worth $750,000.

Vasicek recorded 6 goals, 16 assists, and a minus-5 rating in 63 games last season with the Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes.
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 05:26:00 PM

Josef Vasicek picked up a goal and two helpers to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-2 destruction of the Devils on Saturday.

Ray Whitney, Rod Brind'Amour, and Tim Gleason recorded a goal and an assist each in the game, while Chad LaRose netted a pair of goals. Glen Wesley and Andrew Ladd contributed with two assists each, while John Grahame blocked 18 shots between the pipes to post the win.
Sat, Mar 17, 2007 04:17:00 PM

Josef Vasicek played on the Hurricanes' third line alongside the man he was traded for last season Scott Walker.

Vasicek played 16 minutes, blocked three shots, and received ice time both on the penalty kill and the power play. He is not worth picking up at this time.
Sun, Feb 11, 2007 09:19:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have reacquired Josef Vasicek from the Nashville Predators.

Vasicek was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes last season before being traded on July 18 for Scott Walker. Vasicek only had four goals and 13 points in 38 games for the Preds and he was a healthy scratch on Thursday. Hopefully the return to Carolina will provide a boost for Vasicek as he had been a disappointment in Nashville. Eric Belanger goes the other way.
Fri, Feb 9, 2007 01:04:00 PM

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