Player News - Islanders

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Chad Johnson notched a win against his former team in Boston on Thursday night, making 30 saves in the Isles' 3-2 victory.

The Isles backup improves to 2-0 on the season with a .918 save percentage and 2.14 goals against average. Johnson was named the third star of the game for his solid effort.
Oct 23 - 10:15 PM

Cal Clutterbuck notched his first marker of the season in the second period of Thursday night's win against the Bruins.

Clutterbuck's goal stood to be the game winner in a 3-2 win for the Islanders at the TD Garden. Clutterbuck now has two points and 12 penalty minutes on the year. Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielson also scored for New York.
Oct 23 - 9:58 PM

Anders Lee will be in the lineup for the Islanders on Thursday.

He was productive in the minors, with five points in five games, prior to rejoining the big club on Wednesday. Lee had nine goals and five assists in 22 outings with the Islanders last season.
Oct 23 - 12:17 PM

Lubomir Visnovsky (back) will make his season debut in Thursday's game versus Boston.

He had been sidelined with back spasms. Visnovsky was limited to just 24 games last season due to concussion issues. He probably has lost his spot on the Islanders' top power-play unit to Johnny Boychuk, which would be a big blow to his fantasy value.
Oct 23 - 12:11 PM

Chad Johnson will be between the pipes for the Islanders on Thursday night versus his ex-Boston teammates.

He appeared in 27 games with the Bruins last season, as Tuukka Rask's backup. New York starter Jaroslav Halak appears to be getting a breather after he was burned for five goals on 23 shots in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
Oct 23 - 11:56 AM

Travis Hamonic (upper body) won't play Thursday night.

He logged 22:33 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Toronto and he finished with a minus-3 rating. Hamonic didn't travel with the team to Boston for Thursday's match. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 23 - 11:52 AM

Johnny Boychuk will return to Boston for the first time as a member of the New York Islanders.

He was shipped to Long Island on Oct. 4 for two second-round draft picks and a conditional third-rounder. Boychuk has been excellent for the Isles, scoring two power-play goals and recording six points in six games. He is also averaging a team-leading 22:50 of ice time per contest.
Oct 23 - 10:16 AM

The New York Islanders have called up Anders Lee.

Lee has three goals and five points in five AHL games. Although there's a fair chance he'll get sent down again once Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) is healthy, Lee might have some short-term fantasy value in standard leagues.
Oct 22 - 5:26 PM

Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

The move is retroactive to Oct. 16, so this doesn't actually say much about how long the Islanders expect him to be sidelined. He was able to skate on Tuesday.
Oct 22 - 12:57 PM

Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.

McDonald has played in just two games this season. He might have gotten more playing time had the Islanders not acquired Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy before the start of the season.
Oct 22 - 12:40 PM

Kyle Okposo had an assist in The Islanders' 5-2 loss to Toronto Tuesday night.

Okposo is off to a great start with two goals and eight points in six games. He set a career-high last season with 69 points and it wouldn't be shocking if he ends up doing a bit better in 2014-15.
Oct 22 - 10:37 AM

John Tavares rebounded from his first scoreless game of the season by netting a power play marker in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

With the tally Tavares has now amassed 10 points in seven contests for the season, placing him atop the NHL scoring leaders. Nick Leddy also found the back of the net for his third marker of the year in the losing effort.
Oct 21 - 10:29 PM

Jaroslav Halak had a nightmarish start Tuesday as the Islanders dropped a 5-2 decision to Toronto.

Halak surrendered five goals on 23 shots before he was excused from playing in the third period and was replaced by Chad Johnson. In the end, Halak's record fell to 3-2-0 with the defeat while his GAA is 3.38 and his save percentage is .893.
Oct 21 - 10:26 PM

New York Islanders defenseman left Tuesday's game against Toronto after being cut in the face by a skate.

Hickey immediately left the ice and went to the dressing room for treatment and no updates have been released by the team regarding his condition. Let's hope the matter isn't a serious one.
Oct 21 - 9:18 PM

Cal Clutterbuck was forced to leave Tuesday's contest against the Maple Leafs after suffering an apparent charley horse.

Clutterbuck seemed to get inadvertently clipped by Toronto's Tyler Bozak, whose knee made contact with the Islander's thigh. The former member of the Wild was an effective pest early in the contest and will be missed by his teammates if he's unable to return to the game.
Oct 21 - 8:49 PM


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