Player News - Islanders

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Thomas Greiss stopped all 23 shots he faced in a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars.

After giving up seven goals in a loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday, Greiss has responded by posting back-to-back shutouts for the Islanders. The win improves his record to 12-7-2 with a 2.30 goals against average and .927 save percentage. Having started eight straight games for the Islanders, he is shaping into a great option for fantasy managers during the second half of the season. His ownership rate in yahoo leagues should be higher than its current mark of 63%.
Jan 19 - 10:19 PM

John Tavares scored two goals, including one on the penalty kill in a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

Tavares and Greiss came up huge to deliver interim head coach Dough Weight a win on his head coaching debut. Tavares picked up a loose puck just inside his own blue line before springing free on a breakaway where he beat Kari Lehtonen with a nice move. It was his first career shorthanded goal. Tavares is up to 18 goals and 34 points in 43 games this season. His current pace (0.79 points-per-game) would give him his lowest points-per-game total since his rookie year (0.66). Look for a big second half of the season from the Islanders' captain.
Jan 19 - 10:13 PM

Thomas Greiss will start for the Islanders on Thursday.

Greiss will be playing in his eighth straight game. He has a 11-7-2 record, 2.41 GAA, and .925 save percentage in 21 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 1:39 PM

Johnny Boychuk is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Boychuk also missed Saturday's contest due to an upper-body injury, though that might not be related. Either way, Scott Mayfield will play instead of Boychuk on Thursday.
Jan 19 - 1:38 PM

Islanders interim head coach Doug Weight doesn't plan on changing the Islanders' system mid-season.

Weight plans on making some tweaks, but mostly he believes the Islanders can do better within the existing structure. "We need to be a team a little bit more," Weight said. "We’ll talk about our roles and our identity. I get it, I hear it all the time on the TV that we don’t have an identity. Well, we’ll have an identity. We’re going to identify, we’re going to work on a lot of O-zone. I want to play less in our zone. That is my message. And we will." Weight will make his debut as a head coach on Thursday against Dallas. He's replacing the fired Jack Capuano.
Jan 19 - 9:04 AM

Travis Hamonic (lower body) is still week-to-week.

He hasn't played since Jan. 7 due to a lower-body injury. An exact timetable for his return is unclear at this time.
Jan 18 - 1:45 PM

Cal Clutterbuck is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He didn't Monday due to the ailment and is uncertain for Thursday's match against Dallas.
Jan 18 - 1:43 PM

Andrew Ladd is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

His status for Thursday night is unclear at this time after he missed Monday's contest.
Jan 18 - 1:40 PM

The New York Islanders announced that Jack Capuano has been relieved of his coaching duties with the team.

Assistant GM Doug Weight will take over as the interim head coach of the Islanders. New York posted a 4-0 win over Boston on Monday, but the club has the third worst record in the NHL at 17-17-8. Capuano helped guide the Islanders to the playoffs in three of the previous four years during his seven seasons with the organization.
Jan 17 - 3:10 PM

Stephen Gionta made his Islanders debut Monday afternoon.

Gionta was inserted into the Islanders' lineup because Andrew Ladd and Cal Clutterbuck were both dealing with minor injuries. Gionta had a shot on goal, a hit, and two blocked shots in 12:47 minutes of ice time.
Jan 17 - 4:41 AM

Johnny Boychuk (upper body) returned to action on Monday January 16.

Boychuk couldn't play on Saturday due to the ailment. He had a hit, blocked shot, and a plus-one rating in 20:27 minutes of playing time.
Jan 17 - 3:04 AM

Nikolay Kulemin scored twice in the Islanders' 4-0 victory over Boston on Monday.

It was Kulemin's second multi-point game of the 2016-17 campaign. Jason Chimera scored a goal and registered an assist for the Islanders. Josh Bailey accounted for New York's other marker. Casey Cizikas registered two assists.
Jan 16 - 3:36 PM

Thomas Greiss stopped all 32 shots in the Islanders' 4-0 win over Boston Monday afternoon.

That's one way to bounce back from a loss to Carolina where Greiss surrendered seven goals on a staggering 43 shots. Greiss was appearing in his 21st contest of 2016-17 and this was his first shutout of the season and the fifth of his career. He's become the Islanders' clear starter now that Jaroslav Halak is in the minors, so New York will naturally need more strong performances from Greiss like this one if they are to claw back into the playoff race.
Jan 16 - 3:31 PM

Andrew Ladd has an undisclosed injury.

Ladd has been ruled out of Monday's game. He has eight goals and 12 points in 41 contests this season.
Jan 16 - 11:58 AM

Cal Clutterbuck is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Clutterbuck will not play on Monday as a result. He has three goals and 15 points in 40 games this season.
Jan 16 - 11:57 AM


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