Player News - Islanders

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John Tavares scored the only Islanders goal Saturday night as they lost 2-1 to Bruins.

Tavares is on a six-game streak in which he has scored at least one point per game. In that span, he has three goals and four assists with an average of 3.5 shots on goal. Tavares continues to lead the team in points with 65 to Josh Bailey’s 51.
Mar 26 - 1:51 AM

Dennis Seidenberg will be back in the lineup for the first time in a week as the Islanders face the Bruins Saturday night.

Seidenberg has 20 points this season with five goals and 15 assists. One of his assists came in his most recent outing against the Blue Jackets March 18. That snapped an eight-game pointless streak.
Mar 25 - 6:41 PM

Shane Prince will be back in the lineup Saturday for the first since sustaining a leg injury March 7.

Before sitting out two and half weeks, Prince was on a two-game point streak with assists against the Flames March 5 and the Oilers March 7. He had another instance of back-to-back assists in early February as well for four points in his last 10 games.
Mar 25 - 6:33 PM

Nikolay Kulemin is not expected to play Saturday night against the Bruins due to an upper body injury.

Kulemin played only 4:42 minutes Friday night. His last six games produced one goal and two assists.
Mar 25 - 6:22 PM

Thomas Greiss will play between the pipes Saturday night.

Greiss stopped 34 of 36 shots in a 3-2 win against the Rangers on Wednesday. He has a 2.67 GAA and .914 save percentage in 47 games this season.
Mar 25 - 5:32 PM

Anders Lee scored a goal in the Islanders' 4-3 shootout win against Pittsburgh Friday night.

Lee has found the back of the net in three of his last four starts. That brings him up to 28 goals and 45 points in 72 games this season. This is already a career-high for him in goals and points.
Mar 25 - 10:36 AM

Jaroslav Halak turned aside 37 of 40 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He also stopped two of Pittsburgh's three shooters in the shootout. This was Halak's first win since Dec. 27. The Isles goalie was placed on waivers and sent to the minors on Dec. 31, but it looks like he might have a role in the NHL between now and the end of the season. He has a 7-8-5 record with a 3.21 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage. The win moves the Islanders into the final Wild Card spot in the East.
Mar 24 - 10:34 PM

John Tavares picked up a pair of assists in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins.

He also scored the game-winning goal in the shootout. Tavares netted both of his assists in the second period, as he helped set up goals by Anders Lee and Casey Cizikas. Tavares finished the game with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 21:20 of ice time. The Islanders captain is now riding a five-game point streak and he's picked up at least one point in nine of his last 10. Tavares has 27 goals and 37 assists in 73 games.
Mar 24 - 10:20 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

This will be his second consecutive game as a scratch. He has five goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season. Thomas Greiss and Stephen Gionta will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 24 - 6:50 PM

Ryan Strome won't need surgery for his broken wrist.

Strome is still likely to miss the remainder of the regular season though as he has a three-to-six week timetable. The good news is that if the Islanders do make the playoffs and Strome is healthy on the earlier end of that timeline, then he might not miss much of the postseason.
Mar 24 - 11:18 AM

It looks like Jaroslav Halak will play between the pipes on Friday.

Unless that changes, this would be Halak's first start with the Islanders since Dec. 29. He struggled this season before being waived and demoted, but Halak has found his game in the AHL, posting a 2.15 GAA and .925 save percentage in 27 contests.
Mar 24 - 11:15 AM

Joshua Ho-Sang wouldn't be surprised if Penguins fans take special exception to him during Friday's game in Pittsburgh.

Ho-Sang has been wearing No. 66, which is of course Mario Lemieux's old number. Lemieux's number wasn't retired league-wide like Wayne Gretzky's, but some have still questioned Ho-Sang's choice of number. "For me, Pittsburgh is the one city as a whole where I’m totally OK with them hating me. For wearing No. 66," Ho-Sang said. "Mario Lemieux is a hero, a pioneer for them there, and for them to take it as disrespect is completely understandable. I think it’s everyone outside of Pittsburgh that should kind of get over it. But if they want to hate me for my career, they’re welcome to. I have no bad blood with them; they can have whatever they want with me." This is an important game for the Islanders as they look to close in on the Boston Bruins and claim the second Wild Card spot. Ho-Sang has the potential to be a key contributor in this game after scoring three goals and seven points in 11 contests.
Mar 24 - 10:04 AM

Unfortunately, Jean-Francois Berube's fantasy value to close the season will likely take a hit now that Jaroslav Halak has been recalled from AHL Bridgeport.

The young netminder has gone 7-3-2 with a 3.42 GAA and an .889 save percentage in 14 games this season. With the Islanders charging towards a playoff slot, it's likely that Berube will get squeezed out of playing time despite three sets of back-to-back games to close the season.
Mar 23 - 1:11 PM

Jaroslav Halak was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Thursday.

The Islanders' original starter this season has been sensational for the SoundTigers, going 17-7-1 with a .925 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA. With three sets of back-to-backs to finish the season, including Friday and Saturday of this week, it would appear the Isles are using every tool in their arsenal to secure a playoff slot. Prior to his demotion, Halak was 6-8-5 with a .906 SV% and a 3.23 GAA with New York.
Mar 23 - 1:09 PM

Ryan Strome has been lost to the Islanders with a broken wrist suffered in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

He won't be able to return to the team unless they make a deep playoff run. Thus at least ends the 23-year-old's regular season. He posted 13 goals and 30 points with 40 PIMs and 59 hits in 69 games. In 30 games under coach Doug Weight, Strome posted seven goals and 16 points.
Mar 23 - 12:44 PM


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