Player News - Islanders

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The New York Islanders are selling the ice from their final game in Nassau County Coliseum for $20 a bottle.

It appears people will buy anything as the Islanders melted down the ice and placed the water in bottles. It will also cost collectors shipping and handling and there is a five bottle limit. Wow!
May 16 - 8:27 AM

Anders Lee picked up two more assists in Team USA's 3-1 victory over Team Switzerland on Thursday night.

Lee now sits tied with teammate Jack Eichel for second on the team in assists with four. The New York Islanders' forward also now has five points, which is tied for fourth on the team with Eichel on the team.
May 14 - 10:48 PM

Brock Nelson tapped in two more goals and added an assist in Team USA's 3-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday at the World Hockey Championships.

Nelson leads the team with six goals and nine points through just six games in the tournament. He also ranks tied with several players including Jaromir Jagr, Tyler Seguin, and Filip Forsberg for the tournament lead in goals score, Nelson's nine points places in a tied with Russia's Artemi Panarin and point behind Russia's Yevgeni Dadonov for the tournament lead.
May 10 - 5:47 PM

Brock Nelson scored the only goal of the game as the United States defeated Denmark 1-0 Friday at the World Hockey Championships.

The U.S. badly needed this one after dropping a 5-2 decision on Thursday to Belarus. Nelson now has four goals and six points in five tournament games.
May 9 - 7:19 AM

Brock Nelson sent Team USA past Team Norway 2-1 during the preliminary rounds on Saturday with the eventual game-winning goal.

Nelson, who is playing in just his second tour of international duty and first as an NHL'er, had a fine game for himself. Through 18:20 of work, Nelson put only two shots on goal but made it count with a goal 5:58 into the second. This gave the Americans a lead they'd never surrender. Nelson now has a goal along with two assists through two games.
May 2 - 7:34 PM

Islanders bench boss Jack Capuano and his assistant coaches will be back for the 2015-16 campaign.

"Our coaches did a great job, whether it was preparing our players or with the communication between coaches and players, which was outstanding," Islanders GM Garth Snow said. "There were some aspects of our game, whether it was with our penalty-kill that struggled early on and became a strength for us by the end, or our power play, which was a strength at times early on and we didn't have one in the playoffs. That's an area of concern. We'll analyze all different areas of our team and try to get better." It will be Capuano's sixth season with the team. He has a 165-148-46 record, which isn't great, but he had to first guide New York through a rebuilding period. Now expectations are higher after making the playoffs in two of the last three campaigns.
May 1 - 11:34 AM

Kyle Okposo missed 22 games with an eye injury in 2014-15.

He revealed after the Islanders' season ended in the first round of the playoffs that he needed a second surgery on his eye three weeks after the initial procedure to clear up an infection. Okposo recorded 18 goals and 51 points in 60 games last year along with three points in seven postseason contests.
Apr 30 - 2:54 PM

Mikhail Grabovski will join Team Belarus for the 2015 World Championships.

It's an opportunity for Grabovski to get in a bit more ice time after missing more than two months due to a concussion. He returned from the injury on April 23 and ended up playing in three games before the Islanders were eliminated. This was a rough season for him beyond the concussion as he was limited to just nine goals and 19 points in 51 contests.
Apr 30 - 10:05 AM

John Tavares has been nominated for the Hart Trophy.

The Islanders captain finished second in the NHL scoring race with 86 points in 82 games. That point total was a career-high and he set a personal best with 38 goals in 2014-15 as well. This is his second nomination for the Hart Trophy in the past three years.
Apr 29 - 6:47 PM

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic revealed Tuesday that a torn left knee ligament forced him to miss the team's first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals.

Hamonic disclosed the nature of the injury while cleaning out his locker Tuesday, a day after the Islanders were eliminated in a 2-1 loss in Game 7. The injury did not require surgery. Hamonic was hurt in a 3-1 win at Pittsburgh, in the second-last game of the regular season. Defenseman Calvin de Haan also revealed he missed the final two games against the Capitals after spraining his left shoulder in Game 5.
Apr 28 - 10:21 PM

Calvin De Haan revealed that his shoulder injury was a sprained AC joint.

De Haan missed the final two games of the Islanders' first round series against the Washington Capitals as a result. He was hoping to participate in the second round of the players, but the Islanders were eliminated. That means he should be fine for the start of the 2015-16 campaign though.
Apr 28 - 5:18 PM

Travis Hamonic (leg) will not need surgery.

Hamonic thinks he might have even been able to rejoin the Islanders in 10-12 days if New York had lasted that long. In other words, he should be fine for the 2015-16 campaign. He had five goals and 33 points in 71 contests.
Apr 28 - 2:27 PM

Ryan Strome registered an assist in the Islanders' 2-1 loss in Game 7 of their series against the Washington Capitals.

Strome had a decent series with two goals and four points in seven contests. After recording 50 points in the 2014-15 campaign, the 21-year-old is capable of taking another step forward next season.
Apr 28 - 11:34 AM

John Tavares didn't get a single shot on goal in the Islanders' Game 7 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Tavares certainly wasn't alone as the Islanders managed only 11 shots on goal in a disappointing end to their campaign. "We just didn't skate," Tavares said. "It seemed like we didn't want to make a mistake. All three zones, we weren't aggressive enough . . . That said, it was still 1-1 with 10 minutes to go." Goaltender Jaroslav Halak deserves a lot of credit for that, but he ultimately couldn't bail out his team. For Tavares, this is another good learning experience as it was just his second NHL playoff series.
Apr 28 - 11:32 AM

Goalie Jaroslav Halak ended a first-rate season Monday night with 24 saves for the New York Islanders.

But the Islanders could only muster up 11 shots on Washington goalie Braden Holtby and, in the seventh and deciding game of this Eastern Conference First Round series, the Capitals prevailed, 2-1. It wasn't Halak's fault at all. He made several top-notch saves but the Isles couldn't get anything going offensively before the goalie gave up the game-winning goal to Evgeny Kuznetsov with 7:18 remaining in the third period. Halak entered Monday's game with a 4-0 record and a .977 save percentage when facing elimination against the Capitals. He also was 2-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .963 save percentage in Game 7s. But all that is history now. Halak finished the series with a record of 3-4, a GAA of 2.30 and a save percentage of .926. Halak, in reality, deserved a better fate.
Apr 27 - 11:22 PM

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