Player News - Islanders

Date: Team: Pos:

Tyler Kennedy (upper body) is expected to rejoin the Islanders in Florida on Saturday.

Kennedy left the team briefly so that he could be evaluated. It's not clear yet if he'll be available for Saturday's contest against the Panthers.
Mar 6 - 11:23 AM

Kyle Okposo (detached retina) is expected to skate with the Islanders on Saturday.

Okposo has skated by himself already this week. His return isn't imminent, but it shouldn't be too far off either as his initial timetable suggested he would be back in mid-to-late March. The Islanders have gone 11-8-1 without Okposo.
Mar 6 - 11:21 AM

Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 31 shots as the Islanders topped the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Thursday night.

Halak improves to 34-13-1, just two wins shy of league-leader Carey Price and one short of Pekka Rinne, who he beat on Thursday. His .911 save percentage and 2.48 goals against average aren't quite in the league of the two goalies mentioned, but as long as he keeps scooping up the victories, Halak is one of the best fantasy goaltenders in the game right now.
Mar 6 - 1:47 AM

John Tavares potted a goal and an assist as the Isles claimed a big 4-3 victory over the Central leading Predators on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old star has 16 points in his past 11 games and 67 in 66 games so far this season. Tavares' career high is 81 points set in 2011-2012, and it's within reach.
Mar 6 - 1:34 AM

Brian Strait, Kael Mouillierat and Matt Donovan are healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Nashville.

Tyler Kennedy is injured and will also miss the contest while Matt Martin is serving his one-game suspension for his hit on Trevor Daley earlier this week.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 5 - 8:15 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in Thursday's game against the Predators.

Halak dropped his last game against the Dallas Stars in overtime. The 29-year-old got off to a hot start in the first half of the season but his numbers have cooled off a little bit lately. Halak has a 33-13-1 record with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage.
Mar 5 - 5:52 PM

Eric Boulton (lower body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday versus Nashville.

He has appeared in just four games this season and he hasn't played since Dec. 11. Boulton was dealing with a lower-body injury at the end of January.
Mar 5 - 1:45 PM

Casey Cizikas will return from a lower-body injury Thursday night.

He has been activated from injured reserve and will play against Nashville after missing the last eight games.
Mar 5 - 1:32 PM

Matt Martin received a one-game suspension for kneeing Trevor Daley on Tuesday.

Martin is eligible to return on Saturday. He has 14 points and 114 penalty minutes in 65 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 5 - 10:05 AM

Casey Cizikas (lower body) may play Thursday.

He hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 16. Cizikas may step right into the fold, especially if Matt Martin is suspended for kneeing Dallas defenseman Trevor Daley.
Mar 4 - 3:28 PM

Matt Martin will have a disciplinary hearing Wednesday for kneeing Dallas blueliner Trevor Daley.

He picked up a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct just 1:48 into the opening period.
Mar 4 - 12:05 PM

Ryan Strome had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss on Tuesday.

Strome is on a four-game point streak. That brings him up to 14 goals and 42 points in 65 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 4 - 9:22 AM

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


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