Player News - Islanders

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Dennis Seidenberg will reportedly sign with the New York Islanders.

TSN's Darren Dreger expects Seidenberg to join the Islanders after the World Cup of Hockey. It will reportedly be a one-year contract worth $1 million.
Sep 28 - 1:07 PM

The New York Islanders are experimenting with using Alan Quine as a right winger in training camp.

Quine is used to playing as a center and logged some time as a left winger during the Islanders' 2016 postseason run. If he works out as a right winger too, it would really highlight his versatility. "If that’s the spot that gets me into the lineup, I’m going to put everything I can into it," said Quine. He played alongside Michael Dal Colle and Brock Nelson in Tuesday's preseason contest.
Sep 28 - 5:26 AM

Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 38 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Team Canada in the final of the World Cup.

Team Europe was a heavy underdog coming into this final series, but they managed to hold their own against a much better opponent. They aren't done yet, as they'll have a chance to force a do-or-die Game 3 if they can defeat Canada in Game 2 on Thursday night. For Europe to have any chance of coming back in this series, they'll need Halak to stand on his head. The odds aren't on Team Europe's side.
Sep 27 - 11:27 PM

Ben Holmstrom racked up 14 penalty minutes in Tuesday's 4-0 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Islanders were split into two teams tonight. One team played an exhibition game against the Rangers (the Isles lost 5-2) and the other half played against the Flyers in another losing effort. Holmstrom picked up Amazingly, Holmstrom picked up all of his penalty minutes in the third period, as he got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a cross-checking penalty (with a misconduct). The 29-year-old hasn't played in an NHL regular season game since 2011-12 and he probably won't play in many more this season.
Sep 27 - 10:23 PM

Nick Leddy scored in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

Leddy's third period goal cut the Rangers' lead to 3-2, but the Rangers followed that up by scoring two more goals of their own. Leddy played a game-high 27:04 (including over six minutes on the power play), which is a little strange considering this was a meaningless preseason game. The 25-year-old scored a career-high 40 points last year and he should come close to hitting that number again this season.
Sep 27 - 10:18 PM

There's a chance that the New York Islanders might start the season with three goaltenders.

Jean-Francois Berube has a one-way contract along with Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss. The latter two will obviously be part of the team as long as there's no trade. There was talk about Halak being dealt, but that didn't materialize during the summer and the Islanders might be less inclined to ship him now given his strong showing in the World Cup. Right now Halak and Greiss are both still occupied with the World Cup, so Berube is the senior goalie in the Islanders' training camp. "I have no idea what’s going to come when those guys get back. I’m trying to focus on getting as much work in as I can and use this time to get prepared for the season," Berube said.
Sep 27 - 5:59 AM

Stephen Gionta is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Gionta has been competing for a roster spot with the Islanders after agreeing to join their camp on a tryout basis. His chances of making the squad were decreased on Monday when the Steve Bernier agreed to a PTO as well.
Sep 26 - 3:31 PM

Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) is on the injured non-roster list.

Grabovski failed his physical due to concussion symptoms that have been bothering him since last season. There's no known timetable for his recovery, which is to be expected when it comes to a concussion.
Sep 26 - 12:59 PM

Steve Bernier has agreed to a PTO with the New York Islanders.

Bernier had a goal and six points in 24 games with the Islanders in 2015-16. He might be able to make the team as a fourth liner.
Sep 26 - 12:21 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is apparently on Ottawa Senator's GM Pierre Dorion's radar.

Entering his age-35 season and coming off a $4M cap hit, it's unclear how much Seidenberg can provide the Senators. To wit, Ottawa will not want to pay full freight. He has not topped the 20-point plateau since 2011-12, and saw a massive dip in his playing time last season from 22 to 19 minutes on average.
Sep 25 - 4:40 PM

Jaroslav Halak turned away 37 of 39 shots in Sunday's 3-2 semi-final win for Team Europe over Henrik Lundqvist and Team Sweden.

Halak was simply sensational, bailing Europe's defense on a two-on-one break for Sweden just before Tomas Tatar send them to the World Cup final to face Canada. It'll be a best-of-three series with the presumed-eventual winners.
Sep 25 - 4:17 PM

Jaroslav Halak will guard Team Europe's crease against Team Sweden in Sunday's semi-final.

Halak has turned away 95 of 111 combined shots as he played in all three of Europe's round robin games. He blanked USA, allowed two goals to the Czechs, and stopped 42 of 46 from the Canadians in his only loss. Suffice it to say if Europe can defend their zone well, then their Cinderella story has a real shot of continuing.
Source: Dan Rosen
Sep 25 - 12:32 PM

Cal Clutterbuck suffered a lower body injury and left practice early Saturday.

It does not seem to be a serious injury so expect Clutterbuck back at practice in the next day or two. Clutterbuck is capable of scoring 10-15 goals and 20-25 points but his fantasy value lies in hits where he usually is in the top-five in the league. Draft him accordingly.
Sep 25 - 9:33 AM

Still dealing with concussion symptoms dating back to February, Mikhail Grabovski unsurprisingly failed his physical.

The veteran forward is still not cleared to skate as he continues to recover from a concussion. His season continues to be in doubt. However even when healthy, the veteran forward has a high of 13 goals and 35 points since his 2011-12 campaign, so prospective fantasy owners shouldn't feel like their talent pool just got thinner.
Sep 24 - 1:07 PM

Johnny Boychuk has been sidelined with an upper body injury.

Coach Capuano noted that this is an ailment that's been "nagging" his stud defender, and there's no timetable for his return. However, it should be noted that neither party seems overly worried about the Boychuk. So this likely a cautious maneuver than anything else. Expect Boychuk to enter the season ready to try to finally hit the 10-goal mark after striking nine in each of the last two.
Sep 24 - 1:01 PM


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