Player News - Islanders

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Johnny Boychuk (lower body) missed his 12th consecutive game on Monday.

Boychuk did take part in Monday's morning skate though. "Johnny is close. It’s good to see him out there today," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "Hopefully we can get two or three really good days of practice here and see what he has for us on Thursday." Boychuk has six goals and 21 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 28 - 9:59 AM

Nikolay Kulemin (upper body) will miss Thursday and Friday's games.

It remains to be seen how much more time Kulemin will miss beyond those contests. "He’s got some discomfort. The plan of attack is to work every day and see if he can get back on the ice," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "It’s not going to be longer than two, three weeks. Best-case scenario would be the end of the week, and I don’t know that’s going to happen." The issue with it potentially taking two or three weeks is that there's less than three weeks left in the season. In other words, it's possible that Kulemin won't return before the campaign ends.
Mar 28 - 9:57 AM

Goalie Thomas Greiss turned away all but two of the 30 shots he faced during the New York Islanders' 3-1 loss Monday night to the visiting Nashville Predators.

Greiss' record fell to 25-18-5 but his goals-against average improved to 2.64. His save percentage is .914.
Mar 27 - 11:30 PM

Josh Bailey was his team's only goal-scorer in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Nashville Predators Monday night.

Bailey has 13 goals and 50 points in 72 games this season. His goal Monday, at 17:20 of the second period, cut the Preds' lead to 2-1. Drawing an assist on Bailey's goal was Nick Leddy. It was his 30th assist of the season.
Mar 27 - 11:14 PM

Shane Prince will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Prince made his return from a leg injury on Saturday night, but he won't get a chance to play tonight. He has five goals and 13 assists in 48 games this season. Scott Mayfield and J-F Berube are also expected to watch from the press box.
Mar 27 - 6:57 PM

John Stevens has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the New York Islanders.

Stevens had five goals and 28 points in 25 games with Northeastern University in 2016-17. The 22-year-old was an undrafted free agent prospect.
Mar 27 - 12:24 PM

Thomas Greiss will start for the Islanders on Monday.

Greiss turned aside 16 of 18 shots in a 2-1 loss to Boston on Saturday. He has a 2.66 GAA and .914 save percentage in 48 games in 2016-17.
Mar 27 - 11:22 AM

John Tavares scored the only Islanders goal Saturday night as they lost 2-1 to Bruins.

Tavares is on a six-game streak in which he has scored at least one point per game. In that span, he has three goals and four assists with an average of 3.5 shots on goal. Tavares continues to lead the team in points with 65 to Josh Bailey’s 51.
Mar 26 - 1:51 AM

Dennis Seidenberg will be back in the lineup for the first time in a week as the Islanders face the Bruins Saturday night.

Seidenberg has 20 points this season with five goals and 15 assists. One of his assists came in his most recent outing against the Blue Jackets March 18. That snapped an eight-game pointless streak.
Mar 25 - 6:41 PM

Shane Prince will be back in the lineup Saturday for the first since sustaining a leg injury March 7.

Before sitting out two and half weeks, Prince was on a two-game point streak with assists against the Flames March 5 and the Oilers March 7. He had another instance of back-to-back assists in early February as well for four points in his last 10 games.
Mar 25 - 6:33 PM

Nikolay Kulemin is not expected to play Saturday night against the Bruins due to an upper body injury.

Kulemin played only 4:42 minutes Friday night. His last six games produced one goal and two assists.
Mar 25 - 6:22 PM

Thomas Greiss will play between the pipes Saturday night.

Greiss stopped 34 of 36 shots in a 3-2 win against the Rangers on Wednesday. He has a 2.67 GAA and .914 save percentage in 47 games this season.
Mar 25 - 5:32 PM

Anders Lee scored a goal in the Islanders' 4-3 shootout win against Pittsburgh Friday night.

Lee has found the back of the net in three of his last four starts. That brings him up to 28 goals and 45 points in 72 games this season. This is already a career-high for him in goals and points.
Mar 25 - 10:36 AM

Jaroslav Halak turned aside 37 of 40 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He also stopped two of Pittsburgh's three shooters in the shootout. This was Halak's first win since Dec. 27. The Isles goalie was placed on waivers and sent to the minors on Dec. 31, but it looks like he might have a role in the NHL between now and the end of the season. He has a 7-8-5 record with a 3.21 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage. The win moves the Islanders into the final Wild Card spot in the East.
Mar 24 - 10:34 PM

John Tavares picked up a pair of assists in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins.

He also scored the game-winning goal in the shootout. Tavares netted both of his assists in the second period, as he helped set up goals by Anders Lee and Casey Cizikas. Tavares finished the game with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 21:20 of ice time. The Islanders captain is now riding a five-game point streak and he's picked up at least one point in nine of his last 10. Tavares has 27 goals and 37 assists in 73 games.
Mar 24 - 10:20 PM

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