Player News - Islanders

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The New York Islanders announced that Jack Capuano has been relieved of his coaching duties with the team.

Assistant GM Doug Weight will take over as the interim head coach of the Islanders. New York posted a 4-0 win over Boston on Monday, but the club has the third worst record in the NHL at 17-17-8. Capuano helped guide the Islanders to the playoffs in three of the previous four years during his seven seasons with the organization.
Jan 17 - 3:10 PM

Stephen Gionta made his Islanders debut Monday afternoon.

Gionta was inserted into the Islanders' lineup because Andrew Ladd and Cal Clutterbuck were both dealing with minor injuries. Gionta had a shot on goal, a hit, and two blocked shots in 12:47 minutes of ice time.
Jan 17 - 4:41 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) returned to action on Monday January 16.

Boychuk couldn't play on Saturday due to the ailment. He had a hit, blocked shot, and a plus-one rating in 20:27 minutes of playing time.
Jan 17 - 3:04 AM

Nikolay Kulemin scored twice in the Islanders' 4-0 victory over Boston on Monday.

It was Kulemin's second multi-point game of the 2016-17 campaign. Jason Chimera scored a goal and registered an assist for the Islanders. Josh Bailey accounted for New York's other marker. Casey Cizikas registered two assists.
Jan 16 - 3:36 PM

Thomas Greiss stopped all 32 shots in the Islanders' 4-0 win over Boston Monday afternoon.

That's one way to bounce back from a loss to Carolina where Greiss surrendered seven goals on a staggering 43 shots. Greiss was appearing in his 21st contest of 2016-17 and this was his first shutout of the season and the fifth of his career. He's become the Islanders' clear starter now that Jaroslav Halak is in the minors, so New York will naturally need more strong performances from Greiss like this one if they are to claw back into the playoff race.
Jan 16 - 3:31 PM

Andrew Ladd has an undisclosed injury.

Ladd has been ruled out of Monday's game. He has eight goals and 12 points in 41 contests this season.
Jan 16 - 11:58 AM

Cal Clutterbuck is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Clutterbuck will not play on Monday as a result. He has three goals and 15 points in 40 games this season.
Jan 16 - 11:57 AM

Thomas Greiss will play between the pipes on Monday.

Greiss is making his seventh straight start. He has a 10-7-2 record, 2.54 GAA, and .921 save percentage in 20 games this season.
Jan 16 - 11:56 AM

Thomas Greiss made 36 saves Saturday night, but unfortunately it was the seven goals he let get past him that made the difference in a 7-4 loss to Carolina.

With a season average of .927 and seven consecutive games north of the .900 mark, players expected much more from Greiss. His goals against average of 7.79 Saturday night was the second worst outing of the season and astronomically worse than his season mark of 2.28.
Jan 14 - 10:32 PM

John Tavares scored the first and final goals for the Islanders, but it was not enough as they lost a 7-4 contest to the Hurricanes.

Tavares got the Islanders on the board first with a goal at the 4:16 mark of the first. He scored again at the 1:08 mark of the third to tie the game at 4-4, but three unanswered points by the Canes deflated the Islanders. This is the second consecutive night Tavares scored more than one goal in a game with Friday night’s hat trick against the Panthers.
Jan 14 - 9:49 PM

The Islander have lost Johnny Boychuk to an upper body injury for Saturday's match with Carolina.

Through 39 games this season the veteran defender has posted five goals and 14 points along with 86 blocks and hits. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Jan 14 - 6:54 PM

It'll be Thomas Greiss in net for the Islanders against Carolina on Saturday.

It's been seven games since Greiss has been beaten more than twice in a game. He's gone 4-1-2 with a total of 12 goals against to go along with a .948 save percentage in that span.
Jan 14 - 5:42 PM

Shane Prince and Brian Gionta will be scratched against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Gionta has yet to suit up for the Islanders this season. Prince meanwhile has 13 points along with 27 hits in 32 games. All of which is to say there isn't much fantasy value here.
Jan 14 - 2:24 PM

Jean-Francois Berube could get the start Saturday night against the Hurricanes.

Thomas Greiss started Friday night against the Panthers and my need a breather. If Berube does get the call, it will be his first game action since December 30th.
Jan 14 - 10:13 AM

Thomas Greiss stopped 27 of 29 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

The win puts an end to Greiss' three-game losing streak (0-1-2). Despite the fact that he wasn't won many games in the last few weeks, Greiss has still given up two goals or less in seven consecutive outings. He has a 10-6-2 record with a 2.28 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage in 2016-17.
Jan 13 - 11:30 PM


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