Player News - Islanders

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Anders Lee scored twice to lead the Islanders to a 5-3 win over San Jose Saturday.

Lee has five goals this season in eight games after a 34 goal campaign last year. He also has an assist and has the prime job with the Islanders playing alongside John Tavares. Needless to say, he should be in your lineup.
Oct 22 - 9:18 AM

Thomas Greiss allowed three goals on 31 shots in Saturday's 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.

All three of San Jose's goals were scored by Logan Couture. The Islanders trailed 1-0 in this game, but they never trailed again after that. After dropping his first two decisions of the season, Greiss has now won back-to-back games. The Islanders goalie owns a 2-1-1 record with a 3.05 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage this season. With Jaroslav Halak and Greiss splitting starts, both goalies will continue to be risky fantasy plays in season-long leagues.
Oct 21 - 10:43 PM

John Tavares picked up a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Tavares helped set up both of Anders Lee's goals in this one. He added a goal of his own (an empty-netter) in the final minute of regulation. The Islanders captain finished tonight's contest with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal in 20:10 of ice time. Tavares now has three goals and three assists in eight games this season. Believe it or not, all of Tavares' points have come in two contests.
Oct 21 - 10:38 PM

Joshua Ho-Sang will be a healthy scratch for the New York Islanders against San Jose on Saturday.

Ho-Sang will be replaced by Anthony Beauvillier in the lineup. The 21-year old has four assists in six games for the Islanders. He'll join Scott Mayfield and Nikolai Kulemin in the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 21 - 6:55 PM

Anthony Beauvillier has been a healthy scratch for the last three games.

However, it doesn't sound like the Islanders are considering demoting him to the minors yet. "He's a NHL player," coach Doug Weight said. "I want to get him back in sooner than later because he's had a really good camp and he hasn't lost any of our good graces. He's a heck of a player and he's going to be in this league a long time. We'll see where it leads." Beauvillier has one goal in four games this season.
Source: NY Post
Oct 21 - 10:01 AM

Thomas Greiss will be the Islanders' starter on Saturday.

Greiss is drawing into the lineup after getting two games off. He has a 1-1-1 record, 3.08 GAA, and .922 save percentage in three contests this season.
Oct 20 - 1:54 PM

Anders Lee netted a goal in the Islanders' 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers.

That was Lee's third goal and point in seven games in 2017-18. He set career-highs last season with 34 goals and 52 points in 81 contests. We're skeptical about his chances of matching his 2016-17 goal total, but so far he is on pace to do just that.
Oct 20 - 10:43 AM

Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 41 shots in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers.

The Islanders jumped out to 1-0 and 3-1 leads in this one, but they still needed a shootout to get the job done. Halak owns a 2-2-0 record this season, but he's given up three goals in each of those four decision, which is less than ideal. He'll head into his next start with a 2.66 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage. Halak is more of a number two goalie in most fantasy leagues. He's not a must-start.
Oct 19 - 10:48 PM

Mathew Barzal scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the New York Rangers.

Barzal's goal was his first of the 2017-18 season. His goal gave the Islanders a 3-1 lead at the time. Barzal finished the game with three shots on goal in 18:03 of ice time. He won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season, but he has enough potential to be valuable in deeper dynasty leagues. He has two points in seven contests this season. Anders Lee and Brock Nelson also scored for the Isles, while John Tavares scored the game-winning goal in the shootout.
Oct 19 - 10:39 PM

Nikolay Kulemin will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Kulemin has managed to collect just one assist in his first six games of the season. He'll have no fantasy value going forward. Dennis Seidenberg and Anthony Beauvillier will also serve has healthy scratches.
Oct 19 - 6:58 PM

Ryan Pulock will draw into the Islanders' lineup on Thursday.

Pulock is drawing into the lineup after being a healthy scratch for six straight games. The hope is that he might be able to contribute offensively, especially given that the Islanders haven't gotten a goal from their defensemen yet this season. He's also projected to play on the top power-play unit, which is 0-for-20 so far. In other words, this is a big opportunity for him. Nikolay Kulemin is expected to be scratched with the Islanders dressing seven defensemen.
Oct 19 - 4:38 AM

Jaroslav Halak will start for the Islanders on Thursday.

Halak will be facing the rival New York Rangers. He has a 1-2-0 record, 2.62 GAA, and .907 save percentage in four contests this season.
Oct 18 - 1:38 PM

The Islanders are in the bottom-third of the league with their 2.50 goals for per game.

New York hasn't looked any better recently as the Islanders scored just seven goals in their last three games - six against goaltenders as one was an empty-netter. A major part of the problem has been their power play as the Islanders are one of just two teams without a goal with the man advantage thus far. To make matters worse, the Islanders have surrendered three shorthanded goals, meaning that their power play has actually been a net negative so far. Part of the problem is that the Islanders' best player, John Tavares, has started slow with three points in six games, but he's not the only one that's left something to be desired thus far. The Islanders don't have a goal from a defenseman yet for example. The Islanders will try to turn things around on Thursday against another team that has struggled: The New York Rangers.
Oct 17 - 10:01 AM

Ryan Pulock was a healthy scratch for the fifth straight time Sunday.

The defenseman has yet to play this season. He had 15 goals and 46 points in 55 AHL games last season but he is of no fantasy value at this time.
Oct 16 - 9:06 AM

Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 27 shots in a 3-2 loss to the LA Kings on Sunday night.

Halak falls to 1-2 this season with a 2.62 goals against average and .907 save percentage. He's allowed three goals in each of his starts this season.
Oct 16 - 2:04 AM


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