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Cory Conacher | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 182
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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. Nov 22 - 6:39 PM

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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.
Nov 21 - 6:20 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.
Nov 18 - 7:24 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.
Nov 16 - 7:44 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.
Nov 14 - 12:12 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.
Nov 11 - 2:59 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.
Nov 7 - 9:48 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.
Nov 1 - 7:59 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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Eric Boulton
5Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolay 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