Player News - Islanders

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Josh Bailey recorded his 13th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars.

Bailey has been a very consistent scorer for the Islanders this season if we ignore the first two months of the campaign. Now that he has settled into his depth role, he has delivered enough production to make him roster-worthy in deeper formats. Anders Lee also scored the New York in the loss.
Mar 3 - 11:55 PM

Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 35 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas.

The Islanders number one netminder remains stuck on 33 wins, but has experienced quite an impressive season in his first campaign on Long Island. His 2.47 GAA and .911 save percentage are strong enough to provide value when paired with those victories.
Mar 3 - 11:51 PM

Tyler Kennedy will not make his NY Islanders debut on Tuesday night versus Dallas due to an undisclosed upper body injury.

Kael Mouillierat will tag in for the injured Kennedy. Mouillierat has had a nice start to his NHL career, through five games he has two points, seven hits, and eight penalty minutes while averaging 9:04 of ice time.
Mar 3 - 8:13 PM

Lubomir Visnovsky will tag in for Brian Strait, and pair with Thomas Hickey against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

Through 40 games this season, Visnovsky has posted just four goals and 13 points along with 27 hits and 42 blocks. Unfortunately, he's no longer the fantasy stud he used to be.
Mar 3 - 8:08 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the start against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

Halak is coming off a 10-start February in which he posted a 7-3-0 record with 26 goals against, not too shabby at all. For the season, Halak owns a 33-13-0 record through 46 starts with a .911 save percentage and a 2.46 GAA. He's also 4-5-0 in nine career starts versus Dallas with a shutout and 23 goals against.
Mar 3 - 7:48 PM

Jaroslav Halak might start a little less down the stretch now that Michal Neuvirth is his understudy.

The Islanders acquired Neuvirth from Buffalo on Monday. Neuvirth has been great with the Sabres lately and should be a big upgrade over former backup goaltender Chad Johnson. Halak probably isn't in much danger of losing the starting gig entirely, but the Islanders should be much more comfortable with giving Halak regular games off now. That might in turn help keep him fresh going into the playoffs.
Mar 3 - 11:39 AM

The New York Islanders have picked up Mark Louis from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for David Leggio.

Louis has three points and 77 penalty minutes in 32 AHL contests in 2014-15. The 27-year-old hasn't played in an NHL game.
Mar 2 - 2:41 PM

Dustin Jeffrey has been traded to the Islanders for Cory Conacher.

Both players are playing in the AHL currently. Jeffrey had 17 goals and 40 points in 43 games with the Utica Comets prior to the move.
Mar 2 - 2:13 PM

Michal Neuvirth has indeed been traded.

He is going to the New York Islanders in exchange for Chad Johnson and third-round draft pick. Neuvirth has been solid of late, with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage during nine games in February. He'll serve as Jaroslav Halak's backup.
Mar 2 - 1:49 PM

The New York Islanders have acquired Tyler Kennedy from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional third-round draft pick.

Kennedy has four goals and nine points in 25 games in 2014-15. He'll help bolster the Islanders' bottom-six forward group ahead of what New York hopes will be a lengthy playoff run. It's a helpful pickup for the Islanders, but Kennedy still isn't likely to have much fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mar 2 - 1:20 PM

Michal Neuvirth might be moved by the Sabres on Monday before the trade deadline.

He's eligible for unrestricted free agency and his solid play of late may make him attractive for teams seeking some depth in the crease. In nine February starts, Neuvirth posted a 3-4-2 record to go with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage.
Mar 2 - 8:09 AM

Anders Lee has been named the NHL's rookie of the month for February.

Lee scored seven goals and 15 points in 15 games throughout the month. The 24-year-old was the Islanders' sixth round pick in 2009. Lee has 20 goals and 33 points in 58 games this season.
Mar 1 - 2:14 PM

Johnny Boychuk is looking for a contract extension as he is eligible to become a UFA on July 1.

Both sides are not talking to the media at this time but it's hard to believe that with the Islanders having such a successful season, that they would trade him if the two sides do not agree before the Monday trade deadline. He has seven goals and 30 points in 54 games with a plus-16 rating.
Mar 1 - 8:06 AM

Michael Grabner broke a four game pointless drought with his seventh goal of the season.

Grabner now has 11 points in an injury-riddled 25 games this season. He is worth a shot in deep pools as he has hit the 30 goal mark once in his career.
Mar 1 - 8:00 AM

John Tavares scored his 30th goal of the 2014-15 season on Saturday, but the New York Islanders lost to the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 5-3.

That represented his 65th point of this campaign, at least briefly putting him alone at first place in NHL scoring. That could change as Saturday goes along, but the bottom line is that he's having another strong season.
Feb 28 - 8:09 PM

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