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Tavares: Isles need to protect leads better | 04/17/2014 9:54 AM
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John Tavares thinks the Islanders need to get better at protecting leads.
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The Islanders were 15-6-6 when taking a lead into the third period, which was the worst winning percentage in the league in that situation. Every other squad won at least two-thirds of their games when leading through 40 minutes. Tavares also feels the team needs to improve its play at home and on special teams. "We have to be a lot better in a lot of areas, our consistency has to be a lot better," Tavares said. "When we're playing well and doing the right things consistently we're a good team. We showed that last year and we showed that during the stretch from December into January and the young guys showed it at the end of this season."
Islanders have a tough draft decision | 04/16/2014 10:03 AM
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The New York Islanders have to decide whether or not to allow the Buffalo Sabres to take their 2014 first round pick to complete the Tomas Vanek trade.
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The Islanders have the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Given that, it might seem obvious that the Islanders would keep the pick and hope to improve in 2014-15. However, the 2015 draft is far deeper and includes two potential superstars in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. It would be terrible for the Islanders if they miss the playoffs again in 2014-15 only for their lottery pick to belong to Buffalo.
Lubomir Visnovsky still has symptoms | 04/15/2014 10:31 AM
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Lubomir Visnovsky isn't out of the woods yet when it comes to his recovery from a concussion.
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"Sometimes I feel good, sometimes not too well," Visnovsky said. "It's a long summer, four, five months, so hopefully I will be OK . . . [Retirement] is not for me yet. Think positive." Visnovsky had 11 points in just 24 games in 2013-14. He's dealing with his second concussion since the beginning of the campaign.
John Tavares reaffirms commitment to Isles | 04/15/2014 10:29 AM
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John Tavares denied the rumors that he wants to be traded.
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"I signed six years because I wanted to be here. There's no part of me that wants to leave," Tavares said. "I think [the talk] is a product of the team not winning, and the perception around here from other markets is always a lot different from what actually happens. I know we've still got some great things we can accomplish here and my mindset hasn't changed." Tavares' season was cut short due to a knee injury sustained during the Olympics. Before that happened, he had 24 goals and 66 points in 59 games with the Islanders in 2013-14.
Isles will keep coach Jack Capuano | 04/14/2014 4:30 PM
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Islanders GM Garth Snow said that Jack Capuano will be back behind the bench next season.
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"Cappy will be back," Snow said Monday. "If we have an opportunity to add to our staff, the way we'd look to add a player, then we'll do that. But I don't expect to change the current staff." He just finished his fourth season with the club, where he has compiled a 118-120-39 record.
Ryan Strome plays well in last quarter | 04/14/2014 8:40 AM
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Ryan Strome had six goals and 14 points in his last 22 games.
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Impact
Strome began to show why the Islanders selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 Draft and if he progresses, not too many teams will have the strength up the middle in their top two lines like New York has. John Tavares is unquestionably the top dog on the Island but with Strome fitting in nicely as the number two center, the Islanders have as solid a 1-2 punch as anyone with the exception of the Penguins, in the NHL.
Anders Nilsson goes above .500 in 2013-14 | 04/13/2014 8:55 PM
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New York Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson finished his season on a positive note, helping his team win 4-3 (SO) on Sunday.
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Impact
That win pushes Nilsson over .500 (8-7-2) on the season with a .896 save percentage and 3.11 GAA.
Frans Nielsen enjoys his best career season | 04/13/2014 8:49 PM
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The 2013-14 season was by far the best ever in New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen's NHL career.
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He collected four assists in the last two games (two assists apiece) to finish with career-highs in goals (25), assists (33), points (58) and SOG (167).
Anders Lee ends goal drought Friday night | 04/12/2014 11:54 AM
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Anders Lee potted his seventh goal of the year in the Islanders' 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey on Friday.
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He snapped a 12-game goalless drought in the process. Lee had two assists during his goal slump. In his previous eight NHL games, he amassed six markers and three assists.
Anders Nilsson helps Isles knock of Devils | 04/11/2014 11:28 PM
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Anders Nilsson blocked 25 of 27 shots to lift the Isles to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Devils on Friday night.
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Impact
Nilsson snaps a two game losing slump and improves to 7-7-3 on the year with a struggling .894 save percentage and 3.13 goals against average. The 24 year old Swede is now 3-0 in shootouts.
Frans Nielsen fuels NYI past Devils | 04/11/2014 11:21 PM
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Frans Nielsen piled on two assists and scored a goal in the shootout to power the Islanders past regional rival New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night
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Nielsen has been superb this season, setting career highs in goals (25), points (56) and now tying his career high in assists on Friday night with his 30th and 31st of the season. The 29 year old Dane has four points in his past five.
Johan Sundstrom has a neck injury | 04/11/2014 6:44 PM
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Johan Sundstrom is dealing with a neck injury.
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Given that the New York Islanders have been eliminated and the season's ending on Sunday anyways, it wouldn't be surprising if Sundstrom misses the rest of the campaign. He has an assist in 11 games this season.
Justin Johnson gets promoted by NYI | 04/11/2014 5:54 PM
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The New York Islanders have called up Justin Johnson.
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Johnson has five points and 183 penalty minutes in 48 AHL games this season. The 32-year-old will make his NHL debut on Friday.
Justin Johnson gets promoted by NYI | 04/11/2014 5:54 PM
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The New York Islanders have called up Justin Johnson.
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Johnson has five points and 183 penalty minutes in 48 AHL games this season. The 32-year-old will make his NHL debut on Friday.
Islanders will go use Anders Nilsson Friday | 04/11/2014 5:52 PM
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Anders Nilsson will start for the New York Islanders on Friday.
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This will be Nilsson's third start in four games. He has a 3.21 GAA and .892 save percentage in 17 contests this season.
Brock Nelson nets a power-play goal Thursday | 04/11/2014 9:50 AM
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Brock Nelson scored a power-play goal in the Islanders' 2-0 win on Thursday.
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Nelson didn't record a point in his previous 10 games. He has 12 goals and 13 assists in 70 contests in 2013-14.
Evgeni Nabokov moves up in shutout list | 04/11/2014 9:48 AM
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Evgeni Nabokov's shutout on Thursday gave him sole possession of 17th place on the NHL's all-time leaderboard.
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Nabokov has 59 career shutouts, one more than John Ross Roach. With his career winding down, Nabokov probably won't reach Turk Broda, who ranks 16th with 62 shutouts.
| 04/11/2014 1:45 AM
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Johan Sundstrom was called up from the minors on Thursday April 10.
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Evgeni Nabokov shuts out clumsy Habs | 04/10/2014 10:40 PM
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Evgeni Nabokov enjoyed an easy win in a 2-0 shutout of the Canadiens Thursday night.
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The veteran goalkeeper was only required to stop 19 shots in the contest, earning him his fourth shutout of the year. Nabokov's record improves to 15-14-8 with the win while his GAA is 2.74 and his save percentage is .905.
Ryan Strome scores in win over Canadiens | 04/10/2014 10:37 PM
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Rookie Ryan Strome scored his sixth goal of the season in the Islanders' 2-0 win over Montreal Thursday night.
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Strome's power play marker broke a three-game pointless streak and brought his point total to 17 in 35 games as an NHLer. Brock Nelson also added his 13th of the year in the victory.
Kyle Okposo unlikely to return this season | 04/10/2014 1:27 PM
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Kyle Okposo (lower body) isn't expected to return for New York's last three games of the season.
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Coach Jack Capuano doesn't expect any of the team's injured players to return before the end of the year. "No need to rush anyone back," he said. "The standings won't change." That could include Cal Clutterbuck and Calvin De Haan, who were hurt recently. Okposo hasn't played since Mar. 25 because of a lower-body injury.
Cal Clutterbuck suffers injury Tuesday | 04/09/2014 10:41 AM
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Cal Clutterbuck suffered an upper-body injury on Tuesday.
New York Newsday

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Clutterbuck was shut down in the first period. With so little time left in the season, any injury is potentially season-ending.
Brett Gallant makes his NHL debut Tuesday | 04/09/2014 10:40 AM
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Brett Gallant made his NHL debut on Tuesday.
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Gallant was the 13th rookie to play for the Islanders in 2013-14. He accumulated seven penalty minutes, including an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and five minutes for fighting Ottawa's Matt Kassian.
Isles once again have losing record at home | 04/09/2014 10:38 AM
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The New York Islanders have finished their home schedule with a 13-19-9 record.
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This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Islanders have had a sub-.500 record at home. "It should be to your advantage, obviously," Travis Hamonic said. "You get the matchups you want, you're in your own bed -- when you can't produce at home, it's incredibly frustrating. Especially the way we lost some games here this season." The Islanders have been playing in Nassau Coliseum, but have plans to move to Barclays Center.
Anders Nilsson takes loss as Sens dump Isles | 04/08/2014 11:16 PM
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Anders Nilsson stopped 28 of 31 shots Tuesday night as the Isles were soundly beaten by the Senators 4-1.
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Nilsson lost his second straight game after a strong stretch of four victories in five games, including three games in which he allowed one goal. Nilsson is 6-7-2 this season with a .892 save percentage and 3.21 goals against average.
Frans Nielsen pots 25th of the season | 04/08/2014 11:08 PM
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Frans Nielsen scored the Isles' lone goal on Tuesday night during a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
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Tuesday night's marker pushed his total to 25 goals during a season where the Isles have been hit hard by the injury bug. Nielsen was set up by Kevin Czuczman and Josh Bailey. The 29 year old Dane has 54 points in 77 games.
Anders Nilsson the starter for the Isles Tues | 04/08/2014 11:50 AM
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Anders Nilsson will be in goal for the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
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Nilsson will be making his second straight start as he dropped a 4-0 decision to Columbus on Sunday. He has a 6-6-2 record with a .891 save percentage and a 3.22 GAA. We cannot recommend him at this time.
Islanders call up Brett Gallant | 04/07/2014 6:01 PM
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Brett Gallant has been recalled by the Islanders on an emergency basis.
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He has amassed 245 penalty minutes in 56 games this season, which is the fourth highest total in the AHL.
Islanders send down Johan Sundstrom | 04/07/2014 5:56 PM
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Johan Sundstrom has been returned to the AHL.
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He has one assist in 10 games with the Islanders this season and 17 points in 38 games in the minors with Bridgeport.
Calvin De Haan has a leg injury | 04/07/2014 10:36 AM
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Calvin De Haan is dealing with a leg injury.
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De Haan left Saturday's game due to the ailment and didn't play Sunday. There's a good chance that he won't return before the season's over.
Scott Mayfield has a solid NHL debut | 04/07/2014 10:34 AM
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Scott Mayfield made his NHL debut in the Islanders' 4-0 loss on Sunday.
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Mayfield was the 12th rookie to play for the Islanders in 2013-14. He had two shots on goal and four hits in 17:04 minutes of ice time. "He was going to get a chance here as we moved forward," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "There were some turnovers, to be expected in your first game. But I thought he handled himself well."
Michael Grabner returns but re-injured again | 04/06/2014 2:35 AM
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Michael Grabner (concussion) returned to action on Saturday April 5.
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Grabner missed almost four weeks with the injury after he was hurt on March 10th against the Canucks. He only played 4:35 minutes in the first period before apparently re-injuring himself. Stay tuned as there is only a week left in the season and the Islanders could shut him down.
John Tavares progressing nicely in recovery | 04/03/2014 11:09 AM
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John Tavares' recovery from a knee injury is going well.
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Tavares isn't expected to return before the end of the regular season, but he should be able to engage in his normal summer workout routine. His season ended when he was hurt during the Olympics. Before that, he had 24 goals and 66 points in 59 games this season.
Anders Nilsson wins third straight decision | 04/02/2014 9:59 PM
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Islanders goaltender Anders Nilsson was excellent Wednesday in a 2-1 win over the Senators.
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Nilsson turned aside 35 of the 36 shots he faced in the victory to earn himself a third consecutive win. His record is a much-improved 6-5-2, while his GAA is 3.17 and his save percentage is .892. His numbers might not look all that great, but anyone who's been riding him during the fantasy playoffs is happy with the production they have received.
Ryan Strome picks up 2 points in win vs. Sens | 04/02/2014 9:52 PM
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Islanders forward Ryan Strome assisted on both of the team's goals in a 2-1 win over Ottawa Wednesday.
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The Isles' phenom has now picked up six points in his last five games as gets more and more comfortable with the NHL game. He should be a top target in keeper formats. Josh Bailey also enjoyed a solid game with a goal and a helper of his own while Casey Cizikas netted the game-winner in the victory.
Kyle Okposo still out with lower-body issue | 04/02/2014 6:11 PM
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Kyle Okposo (lower body) is slated to miss Wednesday's game against Ottawa.
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There hasn't been much word regarding his status, but the Islanders will go with the same lineup that defeated Florida on Tuesday. Okposo has been out of action since Mar. 25 with a lower-body injury.
Anders Nilsson gets the call for Isles Weds. | 04/02/2014 6:09 PM
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Anders Nilsson will be between the pipes for the Islanders on Wednesday.
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Impact
Evgeni Nabokov was in goal for Tuesday's 4-2 victory over Florida, so he'll get the night off against Ottawa.
Josh Bailey surpasses the 30-point milestone | 04/02/2014 9:24 AM
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Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 4-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday.
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Impact
Bailey has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has seven goals and 31 points in 70 contests in 2013-14.
Mike Halmo earns his first NHL goal | 04/02/2014 9:22 AM
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Mike Halmo scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday.
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"It took a few minutes afterward, sitting on the bench to sink in. Then I heard it, through the speakers," Halmo said. Halmo was playing in his 13th career game. He's been serving primarily as a bottom-six forward and we wouldn't count on him moving beyond that role in 2014-15, if he makes the team at all.
Evgeni Nabokov back to .500 after beating FLA | 04/01/2014 10:58 PM
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Evgeni Nabokov allowed two goals on 22 shots to steer the Isles to a 4-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday night.
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Nabokov won for the third time in his past five games, and has allowed two goals or less in his past three starts. The 38 year old is 14-14-7 this season with a .904 save percentage and 2.82 goals against average.
Colin McDonald's two assists lead Isles | 04/01/2014 10:55 PM
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Colin McDonald tallied two assists in Florida's 4-2 loss on Tuesday night.
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McDonald has 18 points through 63 games this season. It was his second multipoint effort in the past four games, as the 29 year old had two goals and an assist against Carolina on Mar. 25.
Frans Nielsen enjoying a scoring touch | 03/29/2014 10:28 PM
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Frans Nielsen scored in the Islanders' 2-1 shootout win over the Devils on Saturday night.
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Amid a another rough season for the Islanders, Nielsen has been one of the few bright spots. The 29-year-old center has 23 goals and 52 points this season. It's worth noting that he's scoring at a 16.2 percent clip, six percent higher than his career average. He should regress closer to the mean next year. Josh Bailey had the assist.
Anders Nilsson earns win on 23 saves | 03/29/2014 10:27 PM
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Anders Nilsson was excellent for the Islanders, making 23 saves in their 2-1 shootout win over the Devils on Saturday night.
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It has been a trying year for the young netminder, though he does have three wins over his last five starts. He has a 3.33 goals-against average and .885 save percentage in 14 games this season.
Anders Nilsson gets the call on Saturday | 03/29/2014 3:43 PM
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Anders Nilsson will play against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
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Impact
He permitted four goals on 28 shots in a 5-4 win over Carolina on Tuesday in his last appearance.
Nielsen collects another assist Thursday | 03/28/2014 10:25 AM
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Frans Nielsen had an assist in the Islanders' 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday.
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Impact
Nielsen has set new career-highs with 22 goals and 51 points in 71 contests in 2013-14. He's showing no signs of slowing down as the Islanders' campaign draws to a close.
Matt Donovan has 5 points in last 6 games | 03/28/2014 10:20 AM
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Matt Donovan had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.
New York Newsday

Impact
Donovan hasn't done too much offensively in his rookie campaign, but he's been hot lately with five points in his last six games. He's worth keeping an eye on as he has enjoyed a lot of offensive success at the AHL level.
Ryan Strome scores in shootout loss | 03/27/2014 11:11 PM
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Ryan Strome scored a goal for the Islanders in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay.
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Impact
The Isles' top prospect is slowly getting acclimated to the NHL game with 13 points in 28 contests. Every single game he plays this season makes him more prepared to take on an expansive role with the club in the future. Matt Donovan also registered his second marker of the season in the loss.
Evgeni Nabokov plays well in loss to Bolts | 03/27/2014 11:08 PM
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Evgeni Nabokov put forth a strong effort for the Islanders, but suffered a loss in a 3-2 shootout decision against the Lightning.
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Impact
Nabokov turned away 29 of 31 shots in the loss, but was dealt the heartbreaking hand of losing a 13-round shootout, which drops his record to 13-14-7 on the season. His GAA is now 2.84 and his save percentage is .903.
Kyle Okposo will be a game-time call Thursday | 03/27/2014 6:38 PM
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Kyle Okposo is being listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against Tampa Bay.
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Impact
If he sits then it's probably due to a lower-body ailment that he's been playing through of late. The Islanders called up John Persson in the morning on an emergency basis.
Islanders recall John Persson | 03/27/2014 4:27 PM
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The New York Islanders have called up John Persson.
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He's up with the big club on an emergency basis. He has generated 12 goals and four assists in 43 games with AHL Bridgeport this season.
Jon Cooper thinks highly of Anders Lee | 03/27/2014 10:49 AM
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Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper thinks very highly of Islanders forward Anders Lee.
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It wasn't that long ago that Cooper and Lee were both in the United States Hockey League. "Not to embarrass him, but he's one of not only the greatest players I've coached for that level, but just as good a human being," Cooper said. "A born leader, and he's a winner. The kid just finds a way to will teams to win." Lee is getting an opportunity to show what he can do with the Islanders and so far he's made the most of it by scoring six goals and 10 points in 12 games.
Cal Clutterbuck scores a goal against Canes | 03/26/2014 10:22 AM
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Cal Clutterbuck found the back of the net in a 5-4 win against Carolina on Tuesday.
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Impact
Clutterbuck has scored a goal in four of his last six games. That gives him 11 goals and 18 points in 66 contests this season.
Matt Martin nets two goals Tuesday | 03/26/2014 10:20 AM
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Matt Martin scored twice in the Islanders' 5-4 loss on Tuesday.
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Martin isn't known for his offensive abilities, as evidenced by the fact that he's now tied his single season career-high with seven goals. He's a physical forward with 86 penalty minutes and 310 hits in 69 games this season.
Nabokov wants to extend NHL career | 03/26/2014 10:18 AM
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Evgeni Nabokov is interested in continuing his NHL career beyond the 2013-14 campaign.
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"I feel like I can still do it," Nabokov said. "[NHL defenseman] Rob Blake told me, 'When it's time, you'll know.' I don't know yet." Nabokov has a 2.87 GAA and .902 save percentage in 36 games this season. He'll turn 39 in July and if the Islanders decide to let him become an unrestricted free agent, Nabokov might have to settle for serving as a team's backup if he wants to stay in the NHL.
Colin McDonald collects three points in win | 03/25/2014 11:29 PM
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Colin McDonald caught fire Tuesday night, scoring twice and adding an assist to help the Isles past the Canes 5-4.
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McDonald now has 16 points through 60 games, and needs just one point to topple his career high of 17 set last year.
Anders Nilsson will play against Carolina | 03/25/2014 12:20 PM
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Anders Nilsson will get the nod for the Islanders on Tuesday.
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Nilsson will try to bounce back after allowing six goals on 22 shots on March 18. He has a 3.50 GAA and .882 save percentage in 12 contests this season.
Kyle Okposo skips practice Monday | 03/24/2014 4:09 PM
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Kyle Okposo didn't practice Monday, but he will travel with the team to Raleigh.
Arthur Staple on Twitter

Impact
The Islanders play the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Okposo appears to still be dealing with a lower-body injury, which he returned to the lineup from on Sunday.
Lubomir Visnovsky out with concussion | 03/24/2014 6:31 AM
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The upper body injury to Lubomir Visnovsky is a recurrence of his concussion woes.
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Impact
Visnovsky suffered a concussion in October and it was thought at the time that he would be out for the remainder of the season but he returned in February. There is no timetable for his return and with only three weeks left in the season and the Islanders going nowhere, the team could just shut him down for remainder of the season.
Islanders sign Eric Boulton to one-year deal | 03/23/2014 4:58 PM
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The New York Islanders locked up Eric Boulton for another season on Sunday.
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He doesn't provide much more than PIM (88 in 23 games this season), so mainly a JFYI.
Cal Clutterbuck gets the game-winner for NYI | 03/23/2014 3:58 PM
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Cal Clutterbuck scored the game-winning goal as the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Sudnay.
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Impact
Clutterbuck now has 10 goals and 17 points on the season, but the gritty stats remain his strong suit. That's epecially true with his 229 hits which stand out among 151 SOG and 40 PIM in 65 games played in 2013-14.
Evgeni Nabokov shuts door on Blue Jackets | 03/23/2014 3:54 PM
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Evgeni Nabokov helped the New York Islanders generate an upset win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 2-0 victory on Sunday.
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Impact
Nabokov stopped all 41 shots for his third shutout of the 2013-14 season. He's now 13-14-6 record with a .902 save percentage and 2.87 GAA this season.
Nabokov likely starter v Jackets Sunday | 03/23/2014 10:04 AM
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Look for Evgeni Nabokov to start in goal against Columbus Sunday afternoon.
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Impact
He is coming off a loss to his former club, the Sharks, and would like to get back in the winning column. Make sure you have Nabokov active early as Sunday's game is a 1:00 pm matinee.
Stait healthy scratch v Blue Jackets Sunday | 03/23/2014 9:58 AM
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Brian Strait will be a healthy scratch Sunday against Columbus.
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Matt Donovan will dress in his place. Neither of these players has any fantasy value so this news should not be impactful in your hockey pool.
Visnovsky will not play Sunday v Jackets | 03/23/2014 9:56 AM
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Lubomir Visnovsky will not be in the Islander lineup Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
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He is dealing with an upper-body injury that will keep him sidelined. Matt Carkner will dress in his place against Columbus. Consider Visnovsky day-to-day.
Okposo expected to return Sunday v Jackets | 03/23/2014 9:53 AM
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Kyle Okposo is expected to play Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
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He did not practice Friday due to a lower-body injury but seems good to go Sunday. Make sure he is active.
L. Visnovsky (upper body) doubtful Sunday | 03/22/2014 10:59 AM
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Lubomir Visnovsky missed Friday's practice due to an upper-body injury.
New York Newsday

Impact
Visnovsky will probably miss Sunday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that, but obviously just about any injury is potentially season-ending this late into the campaign.
Kyle Okposo is out with a lower-body injury | 03/21/2014 5:34 PM
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Kyle Okposo couldn't complete Friday's practice due to a lower-body injury.
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Impact
Okposo is day-to-day as a result. With him sidelined, that means the Islanders have lost their entire top line, including John Tavares (knee) and Thomas Vanek (traded). For Okposo, this is an unfortunate setback in what has been a great season. He's broken out with 27 goals and 69 points in 69 games this season.
Okposo continues to shine without Tavares | 03/20/2014 10:02 AM
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Kyle Okposo has three goals and 10 points in 10 games since the Olympic break.
New York Newsday

Impact
Okposo has been great all year, but those numbers are particularly noteworthy because he's put them up without the benefit of playing alongside John Tavares and, for the most part, Thomas Vanek. This has been a breakout campaign for Okposo and we don't expect him to regress significantly in 2014-15.
Czuczman gets lots of ice time in NHL debut | 03/19/2014 10:00 AM
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Kevin Czuczman logged 20:06 minutes in his NHL debut on Tuesday.
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Impact
Czuczman took a two-minute minor for hooking and finished the game with a minus-two rating in the Islanders' 6-0 loss to Minnesota. He admitted to being nervous and how quickly guys move in the NHL was a new experience for him. "My job's going to be that adjustment, catching up to the speed, but I'm confident in my skating ability and feel I can play at this level," he said.
Anders Lee has streak stopped at three games | 03/18/2014 10:19 PM
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Islanders forward Anders Lee was held off the scoresheet in Tuesday's 6-0 loss to the Wild.
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Impact
Lee has been one of the few players to step up in the absence of the injured John Tavares and entered the game with five points during a three-game scoring streak. Despite not registering a point in this game, the young forward did direct a whopping eight shots on goal in the defeat.
Anders Nilsson's struggles continue vs. Wild | 03/18/2014 10:12 PM
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Islanders goaltender Anders Nilsson struggled mightily in a 6-0 blowout loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.
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Impact
Nilsson has been assigned to unenviable task of playing goal for an Islanders club that appears to have given up on their season now that superstar John Tavares has been sidelined with an injury. Nilsson allowed six goals on 22 shots in the defeat, which drops his record to 3-5-2. His GAA is a rather putrid 3.50 while his save percentage is equally scary at .882.
Anders Nilsson will make 2nd straight start | 03/18/2014 1:21 PM
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Anders Nilsson will play between the pipes on Tuesday.
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Impact
The Islanders are rewarding Nilsson for turning aside 33 of 34 shots in a 4-1 win over Buffalo. He has a 3.26 GAA and .893 save percentage in 11 games in 2013-14.
Look for Kevin Czuczman to debut on Tuesday | 03/18/2014 1:19 PM
News
Kevin Czuczman will make his NHL debut on Tuesday against Minnesota.
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Impact
Czuczman is projected to play alongside Travis Hamonic. Before he signed with the Islanders, he had 10 goals, 21 points and 73 penalty minutes in 2013-14 with Lake Superior State University.
NHL names Kyle Okposo 2nd star of the week | 03/17/2014 1:07 PM
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Kyle Okposo was awarded with the second star of the week.
NHL.com

Impact
He amassed seven points, including six assists, in three games. Okposo registered three straight multi-point efforts to give him 69 points in 68 matches this campaign. He will enter this week's action on a four-game scoring streak.
Strome has been productive since OLY break | 03/17/2014 10:02 AM
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Ryan Strome netted his fourth goal of the year in Saturday's 4-1 win over Buffalo.
New York Newsday

Impact
He has 10 points in 24 NHL appearances this season, with three markers and three assists coming in nine games following the Olympic break.
Anders Nilsson enjoys best start of season | 03/15/2014 9:59 PM
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Anders Nilsson enjoyed a stellar night for the Islanders, kicking aside 33 shots in the 4-1 win over the Sabres on Saturday.
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Impact
Nilsson was coming off an outing in which he gave up four goals on 23 shots against the Flames about a week ago. This one was by far his best outing of the season. The 23-year-old gave up the lone goal on the power play early in the third period. He has a 3.26 goals-against average and .893 save percentage this season.
Kyle Okposo still a big factor for Islanders | 03/15/2014 9:59 PM
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Kyle Okposo notched a goal and an assist as the Islanders defeated the lowly Sabres 4-1 on Saturday night.
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Impact
Perhaps Okposo isn't just the product of playing with world-class center John Tavares. Okposo is still piling up points even without Tavares in the lineup, with them in four straight tilts. Altogether, the winger has 27 goals and 42 assists on the season. Ryan Strome, Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck picked up the other markers, while Lubomir Visnovsky set up three goals. Matt Carkner had seven penalty minutes.
Islanders sign prospect Adam Pelech | 03/15/2014 6:50 PM
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Adam Pelech has inked a three-year, entry-level deal with the New York Islanders.
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Impact
He has amassed 54 points in 59 games from the blueline with the Erie Otters of the OHL this campaign. Pelech was selected in the third round (65th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Anders Nilsson will start Saturday vs. Sabres | 03/15/2014 4:38 PM
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Anders Nilsson will be in the Islanders' crease Saturday night against Buffalo.
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Impact
He has started three games this month, while posting a 1-2-0 record, and he's made four appearances.
Kevin Czuczman could make NHL debut | 03/15/2014 9:57 AM
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Kevin Czuczman could make his NHL debut Saturday night for the Islanders against the Sabres.
Newsday

Impact
The defenseman recently signed an entry-level contract witht he club. He had 10 goals, 21 points and 73 penalty minutes with Lake Superior State University.
Evgeni Nabokov loses against old team | 03/15/2014 9:56 AM
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Evgeni Nabokov faced his old team, the Sharks, for the first time in his career Friday night.
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Impact
The result wasn't what he wanted, as he gave up four goals on 26 shots. He played 10 seasons with the Sharks, making 563 appearances.
Johan Sundstrom makes NHL debut vs. Sharks | 03/15/2014 9:56 AM
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Johan Sundstrom played 10:28 in his debut.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The 21-year-old forward is the eighth rookie to debut for the Islanders this season. He had a shot on goal in the loss to San Jose. Sundstrom recorded 17 points in 38 games in the AHL this season.
Islanders plagued by rookie mistakes in loss | 03/15/2014 9:55 AM
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Rookie mistakes plagued the Islanders in their 4-3 loss to the Sharks on Friday night.
N.Y. Post

Impact
The Islanders dressed seven rookies. "They're learning now, and they're learning the tough way, you can see that with some of the goals," Capuano said. "As a coach, you have to stay positive with some of these guys. They're 20 years old. You have to keep teaching them, and you have to find a way."
Evgeni Nabokov loses again, allows four goals | 03/14/2014 9:57 PM
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Evgeni Nabokov allowed four goals on 26 shots in suffering his third defeat in his past four games on Friday night.
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Impact
Nabokov falls to 12-14-6 on the year with a .898 save percentage and 2.96 goals against average. The veteran goaltender has allowed three goals or more in each of his last seven games, and has won just three games since Jan 2.
Kyle Okposo nets two assists in Isles loss | 03/14/2014 9:34 PM
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Kyle Okposo orchestrated two assists for the Islanders in their 4-3 loss to San Jose on Friday night.
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Impact
The 25 year-old breakout winger is still putting up points despite the absence of his playmaking center John Tavares and the offensive prowess of Thomas Vanek. In eight games since the Olympic break, Okposo has compiled two goals and six assists for eight points.
E. Nabokov will face his former team Friday | 03/14/2014 3:43 PM
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Evgeni Nabokov will start against the San Jose Sharks on Friday.
Islanders.nhl.com

Impact
Nabokov spent 10 seasons with the San Jose Sharks, but started playing for the New York Islanders in 2009-10. The 38-year-old has a 2.93 GAA and .900 save percentage in 34 games this season.
Islanders summon Johan Sundstrom | 03/14/2014 10:29 AM
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The New York Islanders have promoted Johan Sundstrom.
New York Newsday

Impact
The Islanders needed an extra forward while Michael Grabner recovers from a concussion. Sundstrom has seven goals and 17 points in 38 AHL games this season.
Czuczman feels comfortable with Islanders | 03/14/2014 10:27 AM
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Kevin Czuczman said part of the reason he chose to sign with the Islanders was because he felt comfortable with them.
New York Newsday

Impact
"Jeff Napierala, their scout, he's been watching me since I was a freshman. He saw something in me and he deserves a lot of credit," Czuczman said. "Doug Weight [Islanders assistant coach and a former Lake Superior player] has talked to me a lot, too. And I worked out this summer with John Tavares and Ryan Strome." Czuczman inked an entry-level deal with the Islanders after the undrafted free agent made a name for himself in the NCAA. He will skip the minors for now, but he might spent a couple games in the press box before making his Islanders' debut.
Isles' Anders Lee moving up to first line | 03/13/2014 10:14 AM
News
Opportunity is knocking for Anders Lee, the Islanders' recent callup who appears very likely to join Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen on the top line at home against the Sharks Friday night.
New York Newsday

Impact
With Michael Grabner out indefinitely with a concussion, Isles coach Jack Capuano said: "I think Anders Lee deserves an opportunity to move up on that line. He's played well for us. When Grabner went down the last game [in Vancouver] we put him up there with Nielson and Okposo and I thought they really played well . . . So, it's a good combination and most likely that's the guy we'll probably play on that line." Lee, called up in late February, has five goals and two assists in seven games. He had 22 and 19 for AHL affiliate Bridgeport in 54 games. "Everything's been falling into place for me, things have been going well," Lee, 23, said. "I've been playing with some really good guys, whether it's [Ryan] Strome or [Colin] McDonald, Okie or Fransie, it doesn't really matter who." We've been suggesting here for several days now that you may wish to invest in Lee for your fantasy league. We strongly suggest it now - if he's still available.
Michael Grabner is dealing with a concussion | 03/12/2014 1:23 PM
News
Michael Grabner's upper-body injury is a concussion.
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Impact
Grabner was hurt during Monday's 7-4 victory over Vancouver. As is often the case with concussions, it's not clear how long he'll spend on the sidelines.
NCAA's Kevin Czuczman signs with Islanders | 03/11/2014 4:33 PM
News
The New York Islanders have signed Kevin Czuczman to a two-year, entry-level deal.
Islanders.nhl.com

Impact
Czuczman had 10 goals, 11 assists, and 73 penalty minutes in 36 NCAA games this season with Lake Superior State University. He will head straight to the Islanders and might make his NHL debut as early as Friday.
Ryan Strome has done well since recall | 03/11/2014 9:55 AM
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Ryan Strome found the back of the net in the Islanders' 7-4 victory over Vancouver on Monday.
New York Newsday

Impact
With the Islanders' playoff chances squashed, Strome was summoned on Feb. 24. This is essentially an extended audition for the 2014-15 campaign and so far he's done well with two goals and five points in his last seven games.
Frans Nielsen gets two points Monday | 03/11/2014 9:53 AM
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Frans Nielsen had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 7-4 win on Monday.
New York Newsday

Impact
Nielsen had just one point in his last 10 contests before Monday, so hopefully Monday's performance firmly ended that slump. He has 20 goals and 46 points in 65 games this season.
Kyle Okposo is staying sharp without Tavares | 03/11/2014 9:49 AM
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Kyle Okposo registered three assists on Monday.
New York Newsday

Impact
The fact that Okposo is still producing after the John Tavares injury and Thomas Vanek trade is very encouraging. He has 26 goals and 65 points in 66 games and while we wouldn't be surprised if he takes a step back in 2014-15, we don't think the decline will be significant.
Travis Hamonic collects two assists Monday | 03/11/2014 9:47 AM
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Travis Hamonic had two assists in the Islanders' 7-4 win against Vancouver Monday night.
New York Newsday

Impact
Hamonic has a goal and 12 points in 54 games this season. He spends some time in the sin bin, but his lack of offensive production makes it hard to justify owning him in standard leagues.
Grabner exits game with upper-body injury | 03/11/2014 9:45 AM
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Michael Grabner sustained an upper-body injury during the Islanders' 7-4 win on Monday.
New York Newsday

Impact
Grabner didn't participate in the third period as a result. The severity of his injury hasn't been revealed yet.
Nabokov and the Islanders win | 03/11/2014 4:44 AM
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Evgeni Nabokov let in four goals on 24 shots in the Islanders 7-4 win over the Canucks Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Nabokov didn't play very well, but the Islanders managed to win anyway. He has allowed 16 goals in his last four games and his save percentage has been terrible in all of those games. He now has a 12-13-6 record with a 2.93 GAA and .900 save percentage. The Islanders definitely need better numbers from him.
Lee has a two points in comeback win | 03/11/2014 4:37 AM
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Anders Lee scored a goal and registered an assist in the Islanders' 7-4 win over the Canucks Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Lee now has five points in his last four games. He might be worth an investment in your fantasy league, because he is getting a lot of power play time also. Frans Nielsen and Josh Bailey both had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, while Ryan Strome, Calvin De Haan, Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck also scored in the victory. Defenseman Travis Hamonic had two assists and Kyle Okposo had three assists for the Islanders.
Center Anders Lee looking good for Islanders | 03/08/2014 10:16 AM
News
Since being promoted to the New York Islanders on Feb. 25, Anders Lee has been producing.
New York Newsday

Impact
Lee, who had a goal and assist in his two-game sniff of NHL life at the end of last season after he turned pro out of Notre Dame, has continued to find the net. He scored his fourth goal in five games Thursday in Edmonton, and he's at seven points (5-2-7) in seven career games, a neat little pace. He might be worth an investment in your fantasy league.
Nilsson not sharp in loss to Flames | 03/08/2014 2:20 AM
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Anders Nilsson allowed four goals on only 23 shots in the Islanders 4-3 loss to the Flames Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Nilsson played well for the first two periods, but in the third he allowed three goals in four minutes. He now has a 2-4-2 record with a 3.50 GAA and .883 save percentage. Pretty awful numbers from him.
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