|Assets:||A brilliant, explosive skater with multiple gears, he also sports an exceptional goal-scoring touch, soft hands and offensive instincts. Can shoot the puck with aplomb and play either wing. Knows how to put the puck in the net and can excel in short-handed situations.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat smallish in stature and can play a soft game without the puck on his stick. Is now more committed than he was earlier in his career but must continue to improve his overall game, since he lacks the consistency needed to truly excel in the NHL.|
|Career Potential:||Ultra-fast, yet inconsistent scoring winger.|
|3/21/2013||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|3/13/2013||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|10/04/2012||Signed with EC Villacher SV (Austria).|
|3/08/2012||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|12/08/2011||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|5/13/2011||Signed by the New York Islanders to a five-year contract.|
|4/02/2011||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|3/31/2011||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|11/03/2010||Missed 3 games (groin).|
|10/05/2010||Claimed off waivers from the Florida Panthers.|
|10/03/2010||Placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.|
|6/25/2010||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|3/17/2010||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|12/19/2009||Missed 21 games (shoulder injury) and assigned to Manitoba (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.|
|11/01/2009||Broken ankle, late December.|
|10/14/2009||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|2/26/2009||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/29/2008||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/01/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|4/04/2007||Re-assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/28/2006||Returned to his junior team (Spokane-WHL).|
|10/05/2010||Claimed by the New York Islanders off waivers from the Florida Panthers.|
|6/25/2010||Florida Panthers traded Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich to the Vancouver Canucks for Steve Bernier, Michael Grabner and a 1st round selection (Quinton Howden) in 2010.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round (14th overall) in 2006.|
Islanders' season comes to an end | 05/11/2013 10:29 PM
NewsMichael Grabner had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins in Game 6 on Saturday night.
ImpactAnd with that, the Isles' season comes to an end. It's certainly not the way they wanted to go out, but there's a lot of promise here and coach Jack Capuano has made a ton of strides with this young team -- to the point that it wouldn't be surprising to see them in the thick of the playoff picture again next season. Colin McDonald and John Tavares scored the other goals, while Keith Aucoin chipped in with two helpers. Matt Carkner and Josh Bailey recorded an assist apiece as well.
Grabner not worried about being underdogs | 04/29/2013 12:14 PM
NewsMichael Grabner said the New York Islanders aren't concerned with being projected as big underdogs against Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs.
New York Newsday
Impact"Maybe we'll change some minds, but I don't really think anyone in here cares," he said. "We know what we can do, what we're trying to accomplish. If someone out there wants to underestimate us, so be it. We can't control that." Grabner had 16 goals and five assists in 45 games during the regular season.
Michael Grabner scores 13th goal Tuesday | 04/10/2013 10:43 AM
NewsMichael Grabner scored for a second straight game in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe now has 13 goals on the year and three points in his past four contests. However, his fantasy value is still marginal at best.
Michael Grabner is activated to return Thurs. | 03/21/2013 12:46 PM
NewsThe Islanders have activated Michael Grabner (shoulder) from injured reserve.
New York Islanders on Twitter
ImpactHe is projected to suit up against Montreal Thursday night after missing three games with a shoulder injury. Grabner has 10 goals and 13 points in 26 contests this season.
Grabner (shoulder) may return later this week | 03/19/2013 8:01 AM
NewsMichael Grabner (shoulder) skated on his own Monday morning but isn't quite ready to resume practices.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe shouldn't be expected to play Tuesday night versus Ottawa, but he could be ready to return by Thursday or Friday. Grabner has missed two games with a shoulder ailment.
Michael Grabner's on the injured reserve list | 03/13/2013 12:06 PM
NewsMichael Grabner (shoulder) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Katie Strang on Twitter
ImpactThe Islanders have projected that Grabner will miss at least a week as it is, so they might as well clear up a roster spot. Grabner has 10 goals and 13 points in 26 games this season.
Michael Grabner sidelined by shoulder injury | 03/12/2013 11:45 AM
NewsMichael Grabner has a shoulder injury and will be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days.
Islanders on Twitter
ImpactThere's no update on when Grabner suffered the injury, although it possibly happened during Sunday's game against the Penguins. The former first-round pick is third on the team in goals with 10 but offers little else of use to fantasy owners. We wouldn't blame you if you decided to move on from him in favor of the latest hot free agent.
Grabner becomes 3rd Isle with 10 goals | 03/09/2013 10:16 AM
NewsWith his goal Thursday night against the Rangers, Michael Grabner became the third Islander player to score 10 goals this season.
ImpactHe joins John Tavares and Matt Moulson as Isle players on pace to score 20 goals this season. Only the Penguins and the Blackhawks have three players with at least 10 goals thus far.
Isles furious over hooking call in OT | 03/08/2013 10:11 AM
NewsThe Islanders were furious over a late hooking call in overtime that cost them the game against the Rangers.
New York Post
ImpactMarian Gaborik would win the game in overtime after Michael Grabner impeded with Michael Del Zotto who was heading to the net. "If that's the way [the referee] wants to call the game, that's the way he calls the game," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "I feel bad for our guys because they worked hard tonight and they deserved at least one or two power plays. So it [stinks], but there's nothing you can do about it." Kyle Okposo and assistant coach Brent Thompson received game misconducts after the game ended.
Michael Grabner scores lone goal in loss | 03/07/2013 9:48 PM
NewsMichael Grabner scored the only Islanders goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
ImpactThe sniping winger has now potted 10 goals on the season to go with only three assists. He registered four shots on goal in the game and picked up two penalty minutes as well as a plus-1 rating.
Michael Grabner slumps through February | 02/27/2013 12:10 PM
NewsMichael Grabner was stopped twice on breakaways by Boston's Tuukka Rask during Tuesday's 4-1 defeat.
New York Newsday
ImpactThe Islanders forward has cooled down considerably in February, with three goals and one assist in 13 games, following his hot start to the 2013 campaign. Grabner logged only 10:52 of ice time versus the Bruins.
Michael Grabner cores in losing effort | 02/05/2013 11:02 PM
NewsMichael Grabner scored his fifth goal of the campaign in a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh Tuesday.
ImpactGrabner's hot start to the season continues, as the sniper generated three shots on goal in the losing effort. Brad Boyes also found the back of the net for the Islanders.
Michael Grabner enjoys big night in Toronto | 01/24/2013 11:21 PM
NewsMichael Grabner scored a pair of goals and an assist for the Islanders in a 7-4 road win over the Maple Leafs.
ImpactGrabner victimized goaltender Ben Scrivens will a soft goal early in the third period and added an empty-netter later. The Isles also received a pair of markers from Matt Moulson as well as single tallies from Brad Boyes, Mark Streit and Keith Aucoin.
Michael Grabner begins 2013 in fine form | 01/22/2013 11:35 AM
NewsMichael Grabner appears to have a jump in his step early into the 2013 campaign.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe opened the scoring in Monday afternoon's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on a pretty breakaway effort for his first goal of the year. He finished the game with five shots and just over 20 minutes of ice time. Grabner also picked up an assist in the team's opening loss to New Jersey.
Michael Grabner hopes to be a threat on PK | 01/16/2013 1:30 PM
NewsMichael Grabner wants to recapture some of the magic he had during his rookie year with the Islanders when he scored 34 goals, including six while shorthanded.
New York Newsday
Impact"I have to get back to that. I feel like I was able to change the momentum of the game on the PK a couple years ago," said Grabner. "It's not just about scoring goals. The goals will come if you do all the other things the right way." During training camp, he has been playing with Frans Nielsen and Brad Boyes on the second line thanks in large part to Josh Bailey being sidelined with a knee injury.
Grabner fully recovered from abdominal tear | 01/12/2013 11:59 AM
NewsMichael Grabner is fully recovered from an abdominal tear he sustained while playing in Austria on November 30th.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe is ready to go from the beginning of training camp. Grabner will likely play on the Islanders' second line and could register approximately 25 points this season.
|Goals||2||2 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 16||2|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Apr 2||2|
|Points||3||at Tor||Jan 24||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||6 times-last:at Wpg||last:Apr 20||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Tor||Jan 24||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 16||1|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 16||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at Tor||Jan 24||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Tor||Jan 24||1|
|Shots||5||5 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Apr 16||6|
|Penalty Minutes||12||2011-12 (NYI)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2 times-last: 2010-11 (NYI)|
|Shorthanded Goals||6||2010-11 (NYI)|
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