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Adam Pelech | Defenseman | #50

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (65) / NYI

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Adam Pelech (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.
Pelech's shift to the IR list probably has less to do with any new information about his status and more to do with the fact that Dennis Seidenberg was ready to be activated, so those moves cancel each other out from a roster size perspective. Pelech has a goal and three points in nine games this season. Dec 1 - 5:40 PM

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New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech left Monday night's 2-1 overtime win over the Calgary Flames with an upper-body injury.

Pelech was called up for the game because of an upper-body injury to Travis Hamonic.
Nov 28 - 10:32 PM

Adam Pelech will be in the lineup Monday night against Vancouver.

He was called up from the minors after Travis Hamonic went down with an upper-body injury. Pelech will be paired with Nick Leddy in the contest.
Nov 7 - 4:28 PM

Adam Pelech has been called up by the New York Islanders.

The 22-year-old defender has posted four points in 10 games with AHL Bridgeport thus far, which is significantly ahead of the pace he had his last two seasons down on the farm. Pelech also has two points in nine games in the bigs.
Nov 6 - 5:58 PM

Coach Jack Capuano will forego any lineup changes for Saturday's Game 2 versus Tampa Bay.

Which means Adam Pelech will be joined by a cast of mostly injured Islanders; Brian Strait, Eric Boulton, Jaroslav Halak, James Wright, Anders Lee, and Mikhail Grabovski.
Apr 30 - 2:52 PM

Adam Pelech, Eric Boulton, and Christopher Gibson will each be scratched in Friday's Game 5 against Florida.

No surprises here, as each have served merely as desperate injury fill-ins all season long. Pelech, however, may see some time should Marek Zidlicky falter in Ryan Pulock's absence.
Apr 22 - 6:46 PM

Adam Pelech (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

Pelech was out of action almost 12 weeks before playing in his eighth game of the season. The 21-year-old blueliner played 18:41 and was a minus-two against the Sabres. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Apr 10 - 2:36 AM

Coach Jack Capuano said that defenseman Adam Pelech is close to returning to action and has been practicing.

Pelech suffered an upper body injury in January and has not played since the 17th of the month. He has only two assists in seven games this season.
Apr 3 - 7:37 AM

Adam Pelech (upper body) could be ready to return to practice Monday.

Pelech has been out of the lineup since January 17th so this is great news for the Islanders. Pelech could return to the New York lineup shortly but is likely going to need a conditioning stint with Bridgeport of the AHL or possibly even stay down in the minors. It was originally thought that the injury could be career threatening so to be able to come back just a couple of months later is great news.
Mar 27 - 10:47 AM

Adam Pelech has started skating again.

Pelech has started skating either by himself or with other injured Islander teammates. He is still considered to be 'several weeks' away from making any return to the Isles' lineup. Pelech has been out of the lineup since January 17. This is a remarkable recovery as his injury was once considered to be career ending.
Mar 14 - 9:51 AM

Adam Pelech's upper-body injury is will "almost certainly" end his season, according to Arthur Staple's sources.

Pelech is still undergoing tests though, so nothing is certain yet. We don't have a lot of details about the nature of Pelech's injury, but Islanders coach Jack Capuano described it as a "freak thing."
Jan 20 - 12:19 PM

Adam Pelech is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.

He is still be evaluated so an exact timetable has not been set yet. Pelech has skated in seven games with the Islanders this season and he posted two assists in last Thursday's game versus the Rangers.
Jan 18 - 12:22 PM

Adam Pelech has an upper-body injury.

Pelech played 16:09 in Thursday's match against the Rangers and the Islanders don't play again until Friday in Ottawa. Pelech has one point with 13 hits and 14 blocks in seven games this season.
Jan 17 - 3:50 PM

Adam Pelech is impressing his teammates, seven games into his NHL career.

Pelech was recalled due to the injury suffered Johnny Boychuk and has not looked out of place. "He’s going to be an NHL defenseman for a long time," teammate Calvin de Haan said. "Pelly’s not the flashiest guy out there, he’s not real crafty, but he gets the job done. He’s done a lot to open some eyes with this opportunity he’s gotten." Pelech picked up the first two points of his NHL career Thursday as he had a pair of assists. He has no real fantasy value despite the effort Thursday.
Jan 16 - 9:13 AM

Adam Pelech registered two assists in a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers Thursday night.

It was Pelech's first two points at the NHL level. The 21-year-old rookie also has six points in 26 AHL contests this season.
Jan 15 - 11:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Casey Cizikas
4Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Ryan Strome
2Jason Chimera
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Alan Quine
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Calvin de Haan
7Adam Pelech
8Scott Mayfield
9Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube