Player News - Islanders

Date: Team: Pos:

Travis Hamonic (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Hamonic wasn't ready to participate in contact drills though. He's doubtful for Thursday's game.
Oct 30 - 9:24 AM

John Tavares scored a power-play goal in a 4-3 loss against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Tavares has four goals and 12 points in nine games this season. He's currently on pace to surpass the century mark this season and while it's still early, we do think he's capable of doing that.
Oct 29 - 9:06 AM

Johnny Boychuk recorded two assists in the Islanders' 4-3 loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night.

Boychuk cooled down after a hot start with the Islanders by going five games without a point. He still has two goals and six assists in nine contests in 2014-15 though.
Oct 29 - 9:04 AM

Brock Nelson tallied once and added an assist for the Islanders Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to Winnipeg.

The phenom has been excellent for the Isles in the early going and he has now racked up 10 points in nine contests playing on a line with fellow youngsters Ryan Strome and Anders Lee. Mikhail Grabovski and John Tavares also counted for the Islanders in the defeat.
Oct 28 - 9:53 PM

Jaroslav Halak wasn't at his best Tuesday night as he allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets.

Halak possesses an even 3-3-0 record on the season, but his arrival on Long Island has been far from stellar as the team's offensive output is the only reason his stats don't seem worse. His GAA of 3.50 is horrific while his .889 save percentage isn't much prettier.
Oct 28 - 9:49 PM

The New York Islanders will go with Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday.

Halak will try to rebound after allowing five goals on 23 shots against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 21. He has a 3-2-0 record, 3.38 GAA, and .893 save percentage this season.
Oct 28 - 2:37 PM

Frans Nielsen was awarded with the NHL's third star of the week on Monday.

He netted four goals and added an assist in three games for the Islanders. Nielsen posted a hat trick on Saturday night versus Dallas.
Oct 27 - 6:35 PM

Cal Clutterbuck led the Islanders in hits on Saturday with seven.

That was one better than Brian Strait. Just an FYI in case you play the category.
Oct 26 - 9:07 AM

Lubomir Visnovsky had a goal and an assist Saturday.

It was only the second game of the season for the defenseman as he missed the start of the season with a back injury. A more significant fantasy development is that he has taken back his spot on the point during the first power play as he saw 2:39 minutes of pp time compared to Johnny Boychuk's 1:15 and Nick Leddy's 58 seconds. Grab him if you can.
Oct 26 - 9:04 AM

Frans Nielsen scored three times in the Islanders’ 7-5 win against the Stars on Saturday night.

Incredibly, Nielsen, with the help of the empty-netter, recorded his hat trick in the third period. He now has four goals and seven points in eight games this season, and should be able to score around 25 with 55-60 points by the time this campaign comes to a close. A trio of players registered a goal-assist performance: Lubomir Visnovsky, Brock Nelson and Nikolai Kulemin. Anders Lee rounded out the scoring. Mikhail Grabovski got two helpers. Good news for the Islanders: They score seven goals and John Tavares didn’t need to record a point, and in fact, had just one shot on goal.

Chad Johnson sticked aside 26 shots in the Islanders’ 7-5 win against the Stars on Saturday night.

Johnson is lucky he plays behind such a stellar offense. He gave up on goal in the first, three in the second and another in the third. Johnson was making his second straight start after winning in Boston, but it’s likely that Jaroslav Halak, who has been hot and cold, will draw the next start at home against Winnipeg on Tuesday.
Oct 25 - 10:13 PM

It's not much of a surprise, but the New York Islanders placed Josh Bailey on IR Saturday.

He's considered "week-to-week" with a broken hand, so it was a matter of time, and Mikhail Grabovski's return expedited this process. The ninth pick of the 2008 NHL Draft was starting to heat up lately, too, with three of his season's four points in the last four games.
Oct 25 - 12:45 PM

The New York Islanders took Mikhail Grabovski off injured reserve on Saturday. He's expected to play against the Dallas Stars in tonight's game.

In four games, Grabovski - listed at all three forward positions in Yahoo - has two goals, one assist, a +3 rating, four blocked shots and seven SOG. With Josh Bailey injured, this is a welcome return for the Islanders.
Oct 25 - 12:41 PM

Chad Johnson is likely to get the start in goal for the Islanders on Saturday.

Johnson is 2-0 this season with a .918 save percentage and a 2.14 GAA. He started and defeated the Boston Bruins on Thursday and it looks like coach Jack Capuano will go back to him tonight against the Dallas Stars.
Oct 25 - 10:44 AM

Travis Hamonic will miss his second straight game on Saturday with an upper body injury.

His injury made it an easy decision to see who sits with the return of Lubomir Visnovsky to the lineup. Consider Hamonic day-to-day for now.
Oct 25 - 8:49 AM

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