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Cory Conacher | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 182
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There were no takers for Cory Conacher, as he cleared waivers after being demoted by the New York Islanders.
After a hot start to his NHL career in which he generated 24 points in 35 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2012-13, he's bounced around the league, not really finding his footing. He generated three points and 14 PIM in 15 games with the Islanders this season, failing to stick with John Tavares' top line in a brief audition. He may be the classic "too good for the AHL, not good enough for the NHL" type. Sat, Dec 13, 2014 12:33:00 PM

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Cory Conacher has been placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.

Conacher has three points and 14 penalty minutes in 15 games this season. He's only played in one game since Nov. 15, so it's not surprising to see him waived. At the same time, it has been an unfortunate decline for Conacher, who started his career with 24 points in 35 contests with Tampa Bay in 2013.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Cory Conacher and Matt Donovan will be healthy scratches in Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Conacher has played just five times since Halloween, tallying an assist in just over 53 minutes of ice time. Well below what was expected for the 80-point scorer for the Norfolk Admirals. Matt Donovan has only appeared in five games this season, and appears to be well behind in the depth chart despite the Islanders' battered blue line.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Cory Conacher will continue to be a healthy scratch Saturday night versus the Devils.

Conacher hasn't seen game action since November 15th and will once again be on the sidelines versus New Jersey. Conacher has just three points in 14 games for the Isles in 2014. Matt Donovan and Brian Strait will be on defense tonight with Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky unable to dress due to injuries.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 06:57:00 PM

Islanders trio of Cory Conacher, Matt Donovan, and Brian Strait to be healthy scratches again Monday night.

The Islanders have rolled with the same lineup the last two games when they've defeated the Penguins, so why not go with the same group again Monday night? Conacher has just three points in 14 games and Strait has recorded an assist in 11 games for the Isles. Donovan has yet to crack the Islanders lineup this year.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Cory Conacher, Matt Donovan and Brian Strait will all be healthy scratches Saturday night versus Pittsburgh.

Just as Friday night, Saturday night too will see this trio in the stands as healthy scratches. After all, the Isles did beat Pittsburgh 5-4 on Friday night, and with Chad Johnson in net.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Cory Conacher, Matt Donovan and Brian Strait will all be healthy scratches Friday night against Pittsburgh.

After thumping Tampa Bay 5-2 on Wednesday night, Coach Capuano is simply going with the winning lineup here. In case you haven't noticed, the Islanders have won six of their last seven games and trail Pittsburgh by just three points in the Metropolitan.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Cory Conacher has been scratched against his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Conacher, who originally had signed as a free agent in 2011 and traded to Ottawa two years later for Ben Bishop, has been scratched by Coach Capuano along with Matt Donovan and Brian Stait.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Cory Conacher was back in the Islanders lineup Saturday after being a healthy scratch on Friday.

He replaced the injured Cal Clutterbuck. Conacher has seen action on all lines this season but a lack of production has made him a bottom-six forward when in the lineup. He has a goal and two assists with a minus-four rating in 14 games after going minus-one last night.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:44:00 AM

Cory Conacher will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

The Islanders altered their lines to make room for Josh Bailey (hand). Conacher has a goal and three points in 13 games this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Cory Conacher will play on Tuesday after spending two games in the press box.

"Cory is one of those guys that works hard, goes to the net," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "He'll find his niche here, he's too good of a player he's too quick, he goes to the net, he shoots the puck. His point production is going to pick up for sure." That being said, Conacher has already gotten a fair amount of ice time with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo this season and couldn't capitalize on it. We aren't dismissing the possibility of Conacher rebounding, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues yet.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Cory Conacher was a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Conacher has spent plenty of time on a line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo, but that didn't help him offensively. Conacher still has just two points in 12 games in 2014-15.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Cory Conacher was moved down to the third line during practice on Friday.

Conacher played the first 10 games of the season on the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo and while he did not see power play time with the duo, scoring only one goal in that span did not endear himself to the coaching staff. His place was taken over by Brock Nelson while Conacher lined up with Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 07:59:00 AM

Cory Conacher is projected to open the regular season on the Islanders' top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo.

Coach Jack Capuano said the combinations he has been sporting at practice will likely be the ones he uses on Friday at Carolina. If that's the case then the second line will feature Brock Nelson between Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome, while the third will have Frans Nielsen flanked by Nikolai Kulemin and Josh Bailey.

Cory Conacher has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the New York Islanders.

Conacher became an unrestricted free agent after the Buffalo Sabres passed on the opportunity to qualify him. He still might end up establishing himself as a top-six forward, but he's far from a safe bet.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson