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Cory Conacher | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 179
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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. Oct 6 - 2:48 PM

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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.
Jul 1 - 6:17 PM

Cory Conacher will be an unrestricted free agent.

He didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Sabres, so he can sign with any team at noon on Tuesday. Conacher had three goals and six points in 19 games with Buffalo after he was claimed off waivers from Ottawa.
Jun 30 - 5:58 PM

At the age of 24, Cory Conacher is already on his third NHL team, but he's hoping that he can stick with Buffalo.

"I want to be with this team longer than I've been with Tampa and Ottawa," Conacher said. "I want to help this team win games. I want to be part of the solution that Tim Murray and Teddy Nolan are planning with this team." That will depend on whether Sabres GM Murray wants to make Conacher a qualifying offer before he becomes a free agent. Conacher had a strong start to his career in Tampa Bay when he was playing alongside Steven Stamkos, but the Lightning traded him and his tenure with Ottawa ended with him being waived. He had just seven goals and 26 points in 79 contests as a sophomore.
Apr 22 - 6:01 PM

Cory Conacher notched three goals and three assists in 19 games with the Buffalo Sabres after he was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on March 5.

He didn't have a point in his last eight games and his ice time dropped as a result. Conacher had also been drawing plenty of penalties, but in Buffalo he wasn't as effective. He was assessed eight penalties in Buffalo and drew only nine. Conacher wants to get back on track next season. "Maybe I came in in a tough situation, but it's always exciting to come back to Buffalo," he said. "I played here four years, and it's so close to home. This is a team that's going to be exciting in the near future. Obviously, right now we're rebuilding, but I don't think that rebuilding stage will last very long with this team."
Apr 22 - 7:49 AM

Cory Conacher was credited with a goal on Saturday as a direct result of him hooking Tampa Bay's Ryan Malone.

There was a delayed penalty for Conacher's actions. Tampa Bay consequently pulled its goaltender, but an errant Steven Stamkos pass ended up in the team's empty net. Conacher was credited with the goal, his seventh of the season.
Mar 30 - 9:32 AM

Cory Conacher, who had been playing on the Sabres' top line alongisde Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford, was shifted to Buffalo's second unit Thursday.

He played with Cody Hodgson and Torrey Mitchell on the team's second unit and promptly scored his first two goals as a Sabre. Look for Buffalo coach Ted Nolan to keep his top two forward lines intact for Sunday's game against the Canucks. Keep an eye on Conacher. Despite his slow start with the Sabres we think he may have some fantasy value going forward.
Mar 22 - 9:03 AM

Cory Conacher scored two goals and registered an assist to lead the Sabres to a 3-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night at Rexall Place.

Conacher, claimed off waivers by Buffalo from the Ottawa Senators on March 5, had four goals all season going into the game. He had not scored since Dec. 28. Drew Stafford also scored for the Sabres.
Mar 21 - 3:25 AM

Cory Conacher earned an assist in his Buffalo debut in Sunday's 2-1 loss against Chicago.

He helped set up the Sabres' only goal of the game by Drew Stafford. Linemate Tyler Ennis also picked up an assist on the play. If Conacher can continue to produce then he may be worth taking a flier on down the stretch.
Mar 10 - 10:05 AM

Cory Conacher should have his immigration issues sorted out by Saturday and will make his Buffalo debut Sunday against Chicago.

Conacher, who was claimed off waivers from the Senators Wednesday, has some final paperwork to attend to before he is eligible to play in the U.S. He should get some meaningful playing time in Buffalo and we would put him on a watch list.
Mar 8 - 7:45 AM

Cory Conacher will miss Friday's game due to immigration issues.

The Buffalo Sabres claimed Conacher off of waivers from the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. After a successful rookie campaign, he has just four goals and 20 points in 60 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 7 - 6:17 PM

Cory Conacher will play in his first game with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

He had to settle some immigration issues, but he's slated to join the team at practice in the morning. Conacher was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on Wednesday.
Mar 7 - 8:12 AM

Cory Conacher has been claimed by the Buffalo Sabres.

Conacher had four goals and 20 points in 60 games with the Ottawa Senators this season. That's a significant step back from his impressive rookie campaign, but the 24-year-old certainly has a lot of potential. Getting Conacher on waivers might prove to be a steal for Buffalo, but we wouldn't get excited about this move in the short-term.
Mar 5 - 12:05 PM

The Ottawa Senators have placed Cory Conacher on waivers.

Roughly 11 months ago, Ottawa acquired Conacher from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Ben Bishop. Although Conacher showed a lot of promise at the time as a rookie, it's fair to say that the Lightning have won the trade as Bishop has been one of the league's top goaltenders this season. All that being said, we expect someone to claim Conacher and perhaps the change of scenery and a fresh opportunity will help him shake off his rough sophomore campaign.
Mar 4 - 12:28 PM

Cory Conacher picked up an assist in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout win over Nashville.

Conacher has two goals and seven points in his last eight games. He's the type of guy that those who like to try and ride hot streaks might pick up, but we wouldn't count on him having too much fantasy value for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 12 - 11:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Eric Boulton
5Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolai Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson