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Michael Grabner | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
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Michael Grabner broke a four game pointless drought with his seventh goal of the season.
Grabner now has 11 points in an injury-riddled 25 games this season. He is worth a shot in deep pools as he has hit the 30 goal mark once in his career. Mar 1 - 8:00 AM

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Michael Grabner had two assists in the Islanders' 5-2 victory against Nashville on Thursday.

Grabner now has three points in two games since returning from an upper-body injury. That's brought him up to six goals and 10 points in 20 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 20 - 7:58 AM

Michael Grabner (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Casey Cizikas has been placed on the injured reserve list with a lower-body problem to make space for Grabner's return. Grabner's latest ailment only cost him a little more than a week, but he has dealt with far more than his share of health problems this season. He has five goals and seven points in 18 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 17 - 5:04 PM

Michael Grabner (upper body) is still not ready to return to action.

Grabner is getting close but the oft-injured forward did not come off the IR even though he was eligible to do so on Saturday. "When he's ready, we'll have some decisions to make," coach Jack Capuano said. He has five goals and seven points in 18 games this season.
Feb 15 - 9:23 AM

Michael Grabner's undisclosed injury is an upper-body problem.

That obviously doesn't help much, but it's something. With Grabner unable to play Sunday, Harry Zolnierczyk filled the void on a line with Nikolay Kulemin and Brock Nelson. It was Zolnierczyk's NHL season debut after recording 36 points in 47 AHL contests.
Feb 9 - 5:24 AM

The New York Islanders have placed Michael Grabner on injured reserve.

The move is retroactive to February 7th. The 27-year-old has missed time due to a back injury and a lower-body injury. He has a disappointing five goals and seven points in 18 games this season.
Feb 8 - 12:28 PM

Michael Grabner scored his third goal of the season on Friday.

It was an empty-netter. It was Grabner's 10th game of the season as he has missed most of the season after undergoing sports hernia surgery just before the start of the season.
Jan 17 - 9:14 AM

Michael Grabner (lower body) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

Lubomir Visnovsky is dealing with an upper-body injury, so they put him on the IR to make room for Grabner. Even though he's activated, there's no guarantee that Grabner will be put into the Islanders' lineup on Tuesday.
Jan 6 - 2:18 PM

Don't expect Michael Grabner (lower body) to return on Tuesday.

Although Grabner might be healthy enough to play at this point, finding a spot in the lineup for him would be challenging. He's on the injured reserve list still, so the Islanders would need to take someone else off their NHL roster to make room for him. They didn't put anyone on waivers on Monday.
Jan 6 - 8:09 AM

Michael Grabner (lower body) is likely to sit out Sunday's game and remain on the injured reserve list.

Just an FYI as he will miss his ninth straight game. Grabner has played in only five games this season with two goals as he missed the first two months of the season with a groin injury.
Jan 4 - 8:08 AM

Michael Grabner (lower body) is very close to returning to the Islanders' lineup.

There was some speculation that Grabner might return on Wednesday, but his return was ultimately delayed a little longer. The bigger question at this point is who will be pulled from the lineup to make room for him. Islanders coach Jack Capuano is pleased with all four of his lines and the team is on a 6-1-1 run. It's not out of the question that Grabner might initially serve as a healthy scratch once he's ready to play.
Jan 1 - 9:14 AM

There's a good chance that Michael Grabner (lower body) will play on Wednesday.

Grabner missed his sixth straight game on Monday. Between his current injury and the sports hernia he was dealing with earlier this season, Grabner has been limited to just five games so far.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Michael Grabner (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He's retroactive to Dec 13. Grabner has been limited to five games this season and he's recorded two goals when he's been in the lineup.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Michael Grabner is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Grabner is listed as day-to-day. As far as Monday's contest against the New Jersey Devils goes, Casey Cizikas (upper body) is healthy enough to return, so he will take Grabner's place in the lineup.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Michael Grabner found the back of the net in a 5-4 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.

Grabner was playing in just his third game since coming back from a sports hernia surgery. He's already scored twice since his return.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Kael Mouillierat
7Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Brock Nelson
4Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Tyler Kennedy
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Cal Clutterbuck
6Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Michal Neuvirth