Player News - Islanders

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Johnny Boychuk had an assist on Thursday against his old team, the Boston Bruins.

Unfortunately for Boychuk, it didn't help much as Boston still earned a 5-2 victory. Either way, the move to the Islanders has worked out for Boychuk as he has been a top defender on his new team while scoring four goals and 25 points in 38 contests.
Jan 30 - 11:04 AM

Travis Hamonic had an assist in a 5-2 loss to Boston Thursday night.

Hamonic isn't known for his work offensively, but he has recorded a point in four of his last six games. He now has three goals and 10 assists in 38 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 30 - 11:02 AM

Jaroslav Halak had an off night on Thursday, as the All Star allowed four goals on 32 shots in a 5-2 loss to Boston.

The Isles were all over the Bruins, outshooting them 45-32, but Tuukka Rask out-duelled Halak in a tense game between two Eastern teams currently in playoff spots. Halak falls to 26-10-0 with a .912 save percentage and 2.42 goals against average.
Jan 29 - 10:28 PM

John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 5-2 loss to Boston on Thursday night.

The pair of points extended the 24-year-old's streak to five straight games on the scoresheet. In that span Tavares has four goals and five assists for nine points, just a few shy of his output at Sunday's All Star Game. The captain will look to get his team on track for Saturday night's game against the Red Wings.
Jan 29 - 10:22 PM

Matt Donovan is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Bruins.

The 24-year-old has played in just nine games, and he has no goals and three assists in those contests. Donovan has played in just one of the Islanders' last 16 games. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Jan 29 - 7:00 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins.

The Islanders' goaltender has won five of his last six games and comes into this game with an overall record of 26-9-0. Halak has a 2.37 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage this season. He is coming off a 40-save performance against the New York Rangers.
Jan 29 - 4:51 PM

Cal Clutterbuck has been named an alternate captain.

"I think they gave it to me because I never stop talking," Clutterbuck said. "Johnny [Tavares] was giving me a hard time about it. I guess I don't shut up." The Islanders decided to give him the 'A' after Kyle Okposo suffered an upper-body injury that will keep him out of the lineup for six-to-eight weeks. Clutterbuck has four goals and 10 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 29 - 9:35 AM

Cal Clutterbuck has been handed a $2,000 fine for embellishment.

Clutterbuck is the fourth player to receive such a bill. Obviously, $2,000 is a relatively small amount for a player earning $2.75 million this season, but the hope is that by making these fines public, the players will be embarrassed into reforming.
Jan 28 - 3:25 PM

Johnny Boychuk had two assists in a 4-1 victory against the New York Rangers.

It was Boychuk's second straight multi-point game. He has four goals and 24 points in 37 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 28 - 11:07 AM

Mikhail Grabovski scored a goal in a 4-1 victory against the Rangers Tuesday night.

Grabovski was playing on a line with John Tavares because Kyle Okposo was unavailable. Okposo is expected to miss the next two months, so Grabovski could end up staying on the top line for the better part of the remaining season. With that in mind, he's not a bad player to gamble on in standard leagues despite his lackluster performance so far in 2014-15.
Jan 28 - 11:05 AM

John Tavares scored a goal for the Islanders Tuesday as they dismantled the Rangers by a score of 4-1.

Tavares notched a power play goal late in the third period and added a plus-1 rating and two shots on goal in the contest. The Isles also received contributions from Mikhail Grabovski, Matt Martin and Ryan Strome in the victory.
Jan 27 - 10:42 PM

Jaroslav Halak was excellent on Tuesday night as the Islanders dropped the Rangers by a score of 4-1.

Halak's shutout bid was broken with fewer than 10 seconds remaining in the third period, but his performance was stellar nonetheless. After giving up just one goal on 41 shots, Halak sees his record improve to 26-9-0 while his GAA is 2.37 and his save percentage is .913.
Jan 27 - 10:33 PM

Matt Donovan will be a healthy scratch against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

It's now late January, and Donovan has played just nine games with the Islanders this season. He has three points and little else to show for his efforts, making him anything but a fantasy option for your squad.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 27 - 6:21 PM

Jaroslav Halak will face the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Halak is having a career season, he's 25-9-0 with 82 goals against through 34 games and has been an integral part of why the Islanders are just one point back of Tampa Bay for the conference lead. The Isles won both games versus the Rangers so far this season, outscoring their hated rivals 9-3 in the process.
Jan 27 - 5:09 PM

Eric Boulton is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Boulton has been placed on the injured reserve list as a result. He's only participated in four games this season.
Jan 27 - 11:20 AM


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