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Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy had a goal and an assist versus the Flyers. | 01/19/2015 6:02 PM
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Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy had a goal and an assist versus the Flyers.
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Impact
Leddy recorded four shots on net and led the Islanders with a plus-four rating in the, 7-4, victory over Philadelphia. Leddy has seven goals and 14 assists this season.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo followed up his four-goal performance with another tally on Saturday night. | 01/17/2015 10:00 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo followed up his four-goal performance with another tally on Saturday night.
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Impact
He also had five shots on goal and a minus-one rating in a loss against Montreal. Okposo now has 14 goals and 42 points through 45 games.
Islanders center John Tavares had three assists in the, 6-3, victory over the Penguins on Friday. | 01/16/2015 9:54 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares had three assists in the, 6-3, victory over the Penguins on Friday.
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Impact
Tavares drew in defenders and setup his linemate Kyle Okposo three times. Okposo set a career-high with four goals. The last assist for Tavares came on the power play. Tavares was also plus-three in the game which raises his plus/minus to even for the season. The Islander captain has 19 goals and 23 assists in 44 games this season.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo had a career night versus the Penguins Friday. | 01/16/2015 9:50 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo had a career night versus the Penguins Friday.
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Impact
Okposo always seems to play his best versus Pittsburgh. Okposo scored the first hat trick of his career and added a fourth goal for good measure. The final tally came on the power play. Okposo has 13 goals and 28 assists in 44 games this seaosn.
Islanders winger Anders Lee scored his 11th goal of the season on Tuesday. | 01/13/2015 9:38 PM
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Islanders winger Anders Lee scored his 11th goal of the season on Tuesday.
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Impact
Lee scored on a rebound in front of Henrik Lundqvist in the middle of the second period to break the scoreless tie against the Rangers. It was the first of three Islanders goals in the period. They won, 3-0.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak recorded his fourth shutout of the season on Tuesday. | 01/13/2015 9:34 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak recorded his fourth shutout of the season on Tuesday.
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Impact
Halak stopped all 27 shots he faced against the Rangers, which is extremely impressive considering the Rangers had won 14 of their last 15 games heading into Tuesday. Halak is 23-8-0 this season.
Islanders winger Anders Lee scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday. | 01/10/2015 9:32 PM
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Islanders winger Anders Lee scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
Lee scored in the Islanders three-goal second period that gave New York a, 4-1, lead over the Blue Jackets. The Islanders won, 5-2. Lee has 10 goals and four assists in 36 games this season.
Islanders center John Tavares netted the overtime winner Friday against the Devils. | 01/09/2015 9:42 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares netted the overtime winner Friday against the Devils.
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Impact
Tavares had a point on all three of the team's goals (two goals, one assist), along with five shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating. He now has 19 goals and 39 points through 41 games.
Islanders left wing Matt Martin scored a goal on Tuesday. | 01/07/2015 9:53 AM
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Islanders left wing Matt Martin scored a goal on Tuesday.
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Impact
Martin had two shots on goal and scored one of two Islanders goals. He probably isn't on many fantasy teams, however, being that he has five goals and two assists in 40 games.
Islanders center John Tavares scored both goals in New York's, 2-1, victory over Calgary on Friday. | 01/03/2015 9:27 AM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored both goals in New York's, 2-1, victory over Calgary on Friday.
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Impact
Tavares scored the first goal in the first period on the power play and then scored again in the third period on even strength. Tavares has 17 goals and 17 assists this season.
Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored a pair of goals on New Year's Eve. | 12/31/2014 7:48 PM
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Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored a pair of goals on New Year's Eve.
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Impact
Nielsen scored a power-play goal towards the end of the first period and scored again with fewer than five minutes to go in the second period. The second score was on even strength. Nielsen also had an assist on Anders Lee's score in the third period. He has eight goals and 13 assists in 37 games this season.
Islanders forward Ryan Strome had four points against the Jets. | 12/31/2014 7:47 PM
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Islanders forward Ryan Strome had four points against the Jets.
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Impact
Strome started the scoring with a goal close to the 10 minute mark of the first period and then assisted Frans Nielsen's power-play goal later in the period. Strome also assisted Strome's second goal and Anders Lee's scored in the third. Strome finished with a goal and three assists to increase his numbers to seven goals and 20 assists this season.
Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored a pair of goals on New Years Eve. | 12/31/2014 7:42 PM
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Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored a pair of goals on New Years Eve.
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Impact
Nielsen scored a power-play goal towards the end of the first period and scored again with fewer than five minutes to go in the second period. The second score was on even strength. Nielsen also had an assist on Anders Lee's score in the third period. He has eight goals and 13 assists in 37 games this season.
Islanders center John Tavares scored a pair of goals versus the Sabres on Saturday. | 12/27/2014 10:00 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored a pair of goals versus the Sabres on Saturday.
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Impact
Tavares led the team with six shots on net and scored twice in the second period. Unfortunately, Buffalo rallied to score three goals in the third and won in a shootout. Tavares has 15 goals and 16 assists in 35 games this season, but he is minus-four as well.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak has been placed on injured reserve due to a lower body injury. | 12/27/2014 3:16 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak has been placed on injured reserve due to a lower body injury.
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Impact
Halak is now 18-6-0 with a 2.24 GAA and .919 SV%. Chad Johnson should get most of the work with Kevin Pulin being called up as a backup. Johnson (5-5-0) doesn't hold much fantasy value with his 3.54 GAA and .867 save percentage.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the team's only goal in the, 3-1, loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. | 12/23/2014 9:56 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the team's only goal in the, 3-1, loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
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Impact
Okposo scored on assists from John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky. Okposo also led the team with seven shots on net. He has eight goals and 21 assists this season.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed one goal in Saturday's victory against the Lightning. | 12/20/2014 9:33 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed one goal in Saturday's victory against the Lightning.
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Impact
Halak continued his impressive season, and is now 18-6-0 overall.
Islanders center John Tavares scored a goal during Saturday's victory over Tampa Bay. | 12/20/2014 9:30 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored a goal during Saturday's victory over Tampa Bay.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Tavares now has 13 goals and 28 points through 33 games.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson recorded two points during Friday's win against the Red Wings. | 12/19/2014 10:03 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson recorded two points during Friday's win against the Red Wings.
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Impact
He continued his strong season with a goal and an assist, along with six shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Nelson now has 14 goals and 26 points through 32 games.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned a shootout victory Monday versus New Jersey. | 12/15/2014 9:45 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned a shootout victory Monday versus New Jersey.
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Impact
He made 26 saves on 28 shots, and raised his record to 16-6-0 overall. Halak has been a pleasant surprise this season.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak won his 15th game of the season on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:27 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak won his 15th game of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
Halak stopped 23-of-25 shots to help the Islanders defeat the Blackhawks, 3-2. He came into the game with a .916 save percentage and 2.40 GAA. Halak is now 15-6-0.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the game-tying power-play goal on Saturday as the Islanders rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2. | 12/13/2014 10:24 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the game-tying power-play goal on Saturday as the Islanders rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2.
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Impact
Okposo cleaned up a loose rebound to score his seventh goal of the season and tie the game with under 10 minutes left. Less than a minute later, Lubomir Visnovsky scored the game-winner. Okposo has 20 assists to go with those seven goals.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo recorded two points and five shots on goal during Thursday's loss to the Blues. | 12/11/2014 10:41 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo recorded two points and five shots on goal during Thursday's loss to the Blues.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, long with a plus-one rating on the night. Okposo now has six goals and 25 points through 29 games.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal during Tuesday's loss to the Wild. | 12/09/2014 10:46 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal during Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
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Impact
He also had two penalty minutes and was minus-one on the night. Nelson now has 13 goals and 24 points through 28 games. He is a solid option for owners at center.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was a last minute scratch on Tuesday due to a upper-body injury. | 12/09/2014 7:47 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was a last minute scratch on Tuesday due to a upper-body injury.
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Impact
Halak was supposed to start, but Chad Johnson did instead. The seriousness of the injury is unknown.
Islanders center John Tavares scored a go-ahead power-play goal towards the end of the second period, but St. Louis rallied in the third period to win, 6-4. | 12/06/2014 3:55 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored a go-ahead power-play goal towards the end of the second period, but St. Louis rallied in the third period to win, 6-4.
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Impact
New York jumped out to a 3-0 lead only to see it disappear in the second period. Tavares' score gave the Islanders the lead back, 4-3, but the Blues scored three unanswered goals in the final stanza. Tavares had two shots and finished minus-one. He has 11 goals and 13 assists this season.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Senators on Thursday. | 12/04/2014 10:26 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Senators on Thursday.
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Impact
Halak stopped 20-of-21 shots versus the Senators to help the Islanders seize sole possession of first place in the Metropolitian division with a Penguins loss. Halak is 14-4-0 this season.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned a rather easy victory Tuesday against Ottawa. | 12/02/2014 10:03 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak earned a rather easy victory Tuesday against Ottawa.
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Impact
The game did go into overtime, but Halak only faced 18 shots, stopping 16 of them. He is now 13-4-0 overall.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored his 11th goal of the season in Tuesday's overtime victory against the Senators. | 12/02/2014 10:00 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored his 11th goal of the season in Tuesday's overtime victory against the Senators.
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Impact
Nelson also had an assist on the overtime winner, and now has 22 points through 25 games, and is proving to be a reliable option. Thomas Hickey netted the game-winner.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves in a, 3-1, victory versus the Devils on Saturday. | 11/29/2014 10:01 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves in a, 3-1, victory versus the Devils on Saturday.
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Impact
Halak stopped 34-of-35 shots and held off a furious Devils push in the third period. New Jersey outshot New York, 16-2, in the final stanza. Halak is 12-4-0 this season.
Islanders center John Tavares scored in the team's, 5-2, loss to the Capitals on Friday. | 11/28/2014 7:56 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored in the team's, 5-2, loss to the Capitals on Friday.
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Impact
Tavares had four shots on net as he finished minus-one in the game. Tavares has 10 goals and 12 assists with a minus-five rathing through 23 games.
Islanders center John Tavares scored the overtime winner on Wednesday against Washington. | 11/26/2014 9:46 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored the overtime winner on Wednesday against Washington.
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Impact
It was a power-play goal, and his ninth of the season. Tavares now has 21 points in 22 games.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was not tested much, but earned a shutout Monday against the Flyers. | 11/24/2014 9:50 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was not tested much, but earned a shutout Monday against the Flyers.
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Impact
He stopped all 21 shots, and raised his record to 10-4-0 overall.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed one goal in Saturday's win over the Penguins. | 11/22/2014 10:02 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed one goal in Saturday's win over the Penguins.
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Impact
He stopped 24-of-25 shots on goal and improved his record to a solid 9-4-0 overall.
Islanders center John Tavares notched two points in Saturday's win against Pittsburgh. | 11/22/2014 10:00 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares notched two points in Saturday's win against Pittsburgh.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and continued his strong play. Tavares now has 20 points on the season.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to defeat the Penguins, 5-4, on Friday. | 11/21/2014 10:02 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to defeat the Penguins, 5-4, on Friday.
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Impact
Unfortunately, fantasy owners don't get create for that goal. In regulation and overtime, Okposo had no points and posted a minus-one rating. He has five goals and 13 assists in 19 games this season.
Islanders right winger Michael Grabner has been skating and will travel with the team to Pittsburgh Friday, according to Arthur Staple od Newsday. | 11/21/2014 12:20 PM
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Islanders right winger Michael Grabner has been skating and will travel with the team to Pittsburgh Friday, according to Arthur Staple od Newsday.
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Impact
Grabner will skate in the morning and then decide if he's ready to return. He was a 52-point scorer in 2010, but a 30-point season would be a realistic goal.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak picked up his eighth win of the season. | 11/18/2014 9:33 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak picked up his eighth win of the season.
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Impact
He defeated the Lightning, by stopping 26-of-28 shots on goal. Halak is now 8-4-0 on the season.
Islanders forward Ryan Strome scored one of the team's five goals in Tuesday's victory over Tampa Bay. | 11/18/2014 9:31 PM
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Islanders forward Ryan Strome scored one of the team's five goals in Tuesday's victory over Tampa Bay.
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Impact
It was his third goal of the season, and Strome now has 12 points and a +5 rating through 18 games.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal and had an incredible seven shots on net against the Lightning on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:29 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal and had an incredible seven shots on net against the Lightning on Saturday.
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Impact
Just when fantasy owners likely thought it was safe to drop Nelson, he has a game where he is heavily involved in the offense. Coming into Saturday's game, Nelson had just three points in November after registering 12 points in October. Fantasy owners should keep Nelson for the moment.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal and had an incredible seven shots on net against the Lightning on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:29 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal and had an incredible seven shots on net against the Lightning on Saturday.
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Impact
Just when fantasy owners likely thought it was safe to drop Nelson, he has a game where he is heavily involved in the offense. Coming into Saturday's game, Nelson had just three points in November after registering 12 points in October. Fantasy owners should keep Nelson for the moment.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves in Friday's shootout win over Florida. | 11/14/2014 10:27 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves in Friday's shootout win over Florida.
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Impact
He faced 38 shots, and played very well. Halak is now 7-4-0 on the season.
Islanders center John Tavares scored his seventh goal of the season. | 11/14/2014 10:23 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored his seventh goal of the season.
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Impact
He now has 17 points in 16 games, and is looking like one of the best players in the NHL.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak pitched a shutout Tuesday against the Avalanche. | 11/11/2014 9:53 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak pitched a shutout Tuesday against the Avalanche.
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Impact
That makes it back-to-back shutouts for Halak. The work has been rather light as he has had to stop just 39 shots in those two games. Halak is 6-4-0 on the season.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak pitched a shutout Saturday against Arizona. | 11/08/2014 10:31 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak pitched a shutout Saturday against Arizona.
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Impact
He saved all 19 shots, which was needed, as the Islanders won 1-0. Halak is now 5-4-0 on the season.
Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored the winning goal Saturday against the Coyotes. | 11/08/2014 10:30 PM
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Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored the winning goal Saturday against the Coyotes.
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Impact
He lit the lamp with under four minutes left in the third period, and now has five goals and nine points on the season.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey is hoping to return to the ice this week according to New York Newsday. | 11/03/2014 4:42 PM
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Islanders forward Josh Bailey is hoping to return to the ice this week according to New York Newsday.
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Impact
Bailey broke his hand just 10 days ago. He was originally ruled out for weeks, but reports say his hand is really improving. Bailey will receive another x-ray before clearance and then get on the ice for workouts.
Defenseman Dan Boyle was expected to miss 4-6 weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand and it's been just three weeks. | 11/03/2014 10:38 AM
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Defenseman Dan Boyle was expected to miss 4-6 weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand and it's been just three weeks.
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Impact
Boyle is 38-years-old has been skating, but isn't ready to return to game action. His numbers have been shrinking as is his fantasy value.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 31 shots against the Sharks. | 11/02/2014 11:19 AM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 31 shots against the Sharks.
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Impact
The loss drops Halak to 3-4-0 on the season. He allows 3.44 goals per game and his season save percentage is .891.
Islanders center John Tavares scored his fourth goal of the season Tuesday. | 10/28/2014 10:06 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored his fourth goal of the season Tuesday.
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Impact
Tavares scored on the power play as New York notched the final two goals of the second period on the man advantage to tie the game. Winnepeg, however, won on Andrew Ladd's score in the third period.
Islanders center John Tavares notched his third goal of the season. | 10/28/2014 10:04 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares notched his third goal of the season.
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Impact
He now has 10 points, and is clearly looking like one of the best players in the game. Tavares has a chance to be a top-three fantasy player by season's end.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson was a force on the power play Tuesday night. | 10/28/2014 10:02 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson was a force on the power play Tuesday night.
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Impact
Nelson scored the first goal of the game on the man advantage less than two minutes into the contest. He then added an assist on John Tavares' power-play score. Nelson has six goals and six assists this season.
Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored four goals and an assist in three games last week. | 10/27/2014 6:47 PM
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Islanders center Frans Nielsen scored four goals and an assist in three games last week.
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Impact
Nielsen scored a hat trick on Saturday's game against the Stars. The great three games allowed him to earn the NHL's third star of the week.
Islanders center Frans Nielsen recorded a hat trick in Saturday's win over Dallas. | 10/25/2014 9:46 PM
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Islanders center Frans Nielsen recorded a hat trick in Saturday's win over Dallas.
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Impact
He was +2 with six shots on goal as well. Nielsen now has eight points on the season, and should continue to provide a scoring punch for fantasy owners, as the season prgresses.
Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski is off the injured reserved and is expected to play Saturday night against the Stars. | 10/25/2014 1:21 PM
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Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski is off the injured reserved and is expected to play Saturday night against the Stars.
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Impact
In four games, Grabovski has two goals, one assist, seven shots and a plus-three rating. He is a welcome addition to the Islanders and fantasy teams.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins. | 10/24/2014 6:10 PM
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Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Bailey is supposed to miss several weeks according to the New York Newsday. He has three assists and six points this season.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins. | 10/24/2014 5:52 PM
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Islanders forward Josh Bailey broke his hand on Thursday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Bailey is supposed to miss several weeks according to the New York Newsday. He has three assists and six points this season.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the first of two New York goals in the second period in a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 9:47 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the first of two New York goals in the second period in a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday.
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Impact
Okposo has three goals and six assists this season. He was plus-one with five shots on goal Thursday.
Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is expected to make him season debut Thursday night against Boston. | 10/23/2014 12:17 PM
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Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is expected to make him season debut Thursday night against Boston.
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Impact
Visnovsky is 38-years-old and injuries have become a huge concern after playing just 24 games last season. A young Visnovsky could score 60 points a season, this older version, not so much.
New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic not play Thursday due to an upper body injury. | 10/23/2014 12:16 PM
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New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic not play Thursday due to an upper body injury.
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Impact
Hamonic has just one goal and zero assists through the first six games and isn't a fantasy-worthy defenseman. The 38-year-old Lubomir Visnovsky, just back from injury himself, will take Hamonic's spot on the blue line.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team. | 10/22/2014 9:55 AM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team.
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Impact
He defeated Calgary 2-1, while stopping 21-of-22 shots on goal. Nabokov is firmly entrenched as the backup behind Ben Bishop, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Islanders center John Tavares notched his thurd goal of the season. | 10/21/2014 9:41 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares notched his thurd goal of the season.
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Impact
He now has 10 points, and is clearly looking like one of the best players in the game. Tavares has a chance to be a top-three fantasy player by season's end.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was pulled in Tuesday's loss to Toronto. | 10/21/2014 9:39 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was pulled in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
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Impact
He let up five goals on 23 shots, before being yanked in the third period. It was Halak's second loss of the season, but he remains entrenched as New York's top goaltender. Chad Johnson replaced Halak and stopped all five shots he faced.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed just two goals, both on the power play, against the Penguins on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 9:48 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed just two goals, both on the power play, against the Penguins on Saturday.
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Impact
Halak was superb, stopping 35-of-37 shots for a .946 save percentage. The Islanders held a 1-0 lead in the second period when New York took consecutive penalties and found themselves down two men. The Penguins scored on both power plays.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed just two goals, both on the power play, against the Penguins on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 9:48 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed just two goals, both on the power play, against the Penguins on Saturday.
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Impact
Halak was superb, stopping 35-of-37 shots for a .946 save percentage. The Islanders held a 1-0 lead in the second period when New York took consecutive penalties and found themselves down two men. The Penguins scored on both power plays and then added an empty netter.
Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey scored on a wrist shot in the first period against the Penguins, but New York lost, 3-1, on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 9:41 PM
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Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey scored on a wrist shot in the first period against the Penguins, but New York lost, 3-1, on Saturday.
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Impact
Hickey finished with a plus-one rating. The Islanders were trying to start the season, 5-0-0, for the first time in franchise history, but fell just short in a well fought game on the road in Pittsburgh.
Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski did not travel with the team and is expected to miss Saturday's game with Pittsburgh. | 10/17/2014 3:24 PM
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Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski did not travel with the team and is expected to miss Saturday's game with Pittsburgh.
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Impact
Grabovski took a hard hit by San Jose's John Scott. He's posted two goals and an assist in the first four games playing alongside Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak has now won all three starts this season. | 10/16/2014 10:09 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak has now won all three starts this season.
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Impact
He did not play particulary well, stopping 20-of-23 shots, but did just enough to get the shootout win. Halak still may be on waivers, so owners need to be aware of that.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo notched his second goal of the season against the Sharks. | 10/16/2014 10:06 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo notched his second goal of the season against the Sharks.
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Impact
He also scored in the shootout, and has helped the Islanders to a 4-0-0 start. Owners, get Okposo into your lineups.
Islanders center John Tavares continued his stellar start to the 2014-15 season. | 10/16/2014 10:04 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares continued his stellar start to the 2014-15 season.
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Impact
He had two assists on the night, and now has nine points on the season. Tavares has a great chance to finish as a top-three fantasy player this season.
Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (upper body) has been activated from the injured reserve. | 10/16/2014 3:26 PM
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Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (upper body) has been activated from the injured reserve.
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Impact
The 23-year-old blueliner has been sidelined since Sept. 23, but will make his debut this evening. He should be paired with Brian Strait. He totaled three goals and 16 assists in 51 games last season and doesn't hold much fantasy value.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves and allowed just two goals, but it wasn't enough against Cory Schneider and the Devils. | 10/14/2014 10:43 PM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves and allowed just two goals, but it wasn't enough against Cory Schneider and the Devils.
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Impact
It was Nabokov's first action of the season. He allowed one even-strength goal and a power-play goal versus the Devils. Nabokov will be the backup this year to Ben Bishop.
Islanders center John Tavares had a goal and an assist as the Islanders defeated the Rangers, 6-3, on Tuesday. | 10/14/2014 9:52 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares had a goal and an assist as the Islanders defeated the Rangers, 6-3, on Tuesday.
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Impact
Tavares scored at the 15:03 mark in the second period to tie the game, 2-2. The Islanders then scored the first four goals of the third period to turn the game into a rout. Tavares assisted the Islanders' final goal from Nick Leddy.
Islanders center John Tavares had another solid game with a goal, an assist on three shots. | 10/11/2014 10:49 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares had another solid game with a goal, an assist on three shots.
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Impact
The Islanders power play scored two more times tonight. He's been scoring a point-a-game for three seasons so this isn't anything we weren't expecting.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson has now scored six points in his first two games after posting a goal and assist Saturday night versus Carolina. | 10/11/2014 10:46 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson has now scored six points in his first two games after posting a goal and assist Saturday night versus Carolina.
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Impact
Perhaps fantasy owners should pay attention to the 22-year-old as he's getting plenty of opportunites on the Islanders second line.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 21 of 24 shots against the Hurricanes on Friday to capture his first victory of the season. | 10/10/2014 9:57 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 21 of 24 shots against the Hurricanes on Friday to capture his first victory of the season.
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Impact
Halak was pitching a shutout through two periods and looked good, but gave up three goals in the final period. Halak has never played more than 57 games in a season during his career, but he should easily surpass that if he stays healthy.
Islanders center John Tavares had three assists, two penalty minutes and three shots in the season opener against the Hurricanes. | 10/10/2014 9:49 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares had three assists, two penalty minutes and three shots in the season opener against the Hurricanes.
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Impact
The Islanders power play was really clicking on opening night. New York scored twice on the man advantage in the first two periods and the one time they did not score on the power play, the Islanders put the puck in the net about a second after the Hurricane penalty expired. All three of Tavares' points came on the power play.
Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored two goals to help New York score the first three goals against the Hurricanes in the season opener, and the Islanders won, 5-2. | 10/10/2014 9:38 PM
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Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored two goals to help New York score the first three goals against the Hurricanes in the season opener, and the Islanders won, 5-2.
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Impact
Two of the first three Islanders' goals came on the power play with the other coming about one second after a Hurricane penalty expired. For all intents and purposes, the Islanders scored all three goals on the man advantage because Carolina still did not have their fifth guy in position. Nelson also added two assists and finished plus-two.
Islanders right winger Michael Grabner will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery. | 10/10/2014 10:21 AM
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Islanders right winger Michael Grabner will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery.
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Impact
Grabner's timetable is for a mid-November return. He was a 52-point scorer in 2010, but this will prevent him from getting anywhere near those totals. A 30-point season would be a realistic goal.
Defenseman Dan Boyle is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand Thursday night, according to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. | 10/10/2014 10:16 AM
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Defenseman Dan Boyle is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand Thursday night, according to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.
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Impact
Boyle is 38-years-old and his numbers have been shrinking. This won't help.
Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is on injured reserve due to back spasms. | 10/07/2014 1:39 PM
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Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is on injured reserve due to back spasms.
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Impact
Visnovsky is 38-years-old and injuries have become a huge concern after playing just 24 games last season. A young Visnovsky could score 60 points a season, this older version, not so much.
Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner is on injured reserve | 10/07/2014 1:37 PM
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Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner is on injured reserve
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Impact
Carkner offers almost no offense (three points last season and has little fantasy value above his fighting ability (149 PIM).
Defenseman Dan Boyle has some sleeper potential in the 2014-2015 fantasy season. | 09/30/2014 8:04 PM
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Defenseman Dan Boyle has some sleeper potential in the 2014-2015 fantasy season.
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Impact
Boyle is 38 years old and has shown signs of slowing down, but the Rangers hope he can be rejuvenated in the new scenery. Boyle will compete with fellow defenseman Ryan McDonaugh for playing time on the power play.
Islanders winger Anders Lee could get minutes with center John Tavares. | 09/30/2014 7:31 PM
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Islanders winger Anders Lee could get minutes with center John Tavares.
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Impact
The Islanders know Tavares and 26-year-old Kyle Okposo will play together on the first line, but other wingers are battling for the other spot. Players are also competing for power play minutes with Tavares. Lee should land on one of the top-two scoring line and make a fantasy impact, but his value is obviously a lot higher if he plays on the top line.
New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic will man the first D-line with Lubomir Visnovsky this season. | 09/30/2014 7:28 PM
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New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic will man the first D-line with Lubomir Visnovsky this season.
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Impact
Nothing changes as the two have played together for awhile. Even at 38-years-old Visnovsky will be the more offensive defenseman, so he is the one to own in fantasy. Hamonic had three goals and 15 assists a year ago.
It will be difficult for Islanders center Frans Nielsen to score 25 goals and 58 points again this year. | 09/30/2014 7:16 PM
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It will be difficult for Islanders center Frans Nielsen to score 25 goals and 58 points again this year.
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Impact
Nielsen made his money on the power play's top line a season ago, but New York has Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and added Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin, alll of whom will likely cut into Nielsen's power play minutes. We project Nielsen to score 21 goals and 49 points this year and even that seems to be on the high-end of what to expect from Nielsen this season.
Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski looks to man the second-line and have a role on the power play in 2014-2015. | 09/30/2014 7:12 PM
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Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski looks to man the second-line and have a role on the power play in 2014-2015.
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Impact
Grabowski scored 13 goals and 22 assists last year, but his fanasy value this year lies in how much playing time and how effective he can be on the power play with John Tavares. He is a guy that can give fantasy rosters depth and an occasional start.
Islanders forward Ryan Strome is a fantasy flier to be taken late in drafts. | 09/30/2014 7:08 PM
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Islanders forward Ryan Strome is a fantasy flier to be taken late in drafts.
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Impact
Last season, Strome showed flashes of the skill that led to 49 points in 37 games as a 20-year-old in the AHL, but overall he could not land on a scoring-line. He has a slight chance to play on the top line with John Tavares, and if he does, his value goes through the roof. The likelihood of that happening, however, is not very high.
Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is the Islanders best fantasy defenseman by default. | 09/30/2014 7:04 PM
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Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is the Islanders best fantasy defenseman by default.
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Impact
Visnovsky is 38-years-old and has seen his offensive numbers decrease over the last few years. He will likely still run the point on the power play because no other defenseman seems poised to take the job. If he does run the power play, he could see big fantasy numbers with John Tavares scoring a lot. Therefore, Visnovsky is a high-risk, high-reward player on draft day.
Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo will have a chance to score 30 goals this year. | 09/30/2014 7:01 PM
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo will have a chance to score 30 goals this year.
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Impact
It took a few extra years to develop, but Okposo has become a true star winger playing alongside John Tavares. Okposo creates space for Tavares, who also compliments Okposo perfectly to make him better. Okposo scored 27 goals and 69 points last year. If Tavares is healthy the entire season, expect Okposo to hit those numbers again or even exceed them.
Islanders center John Tavares said he is happy to be playing in preseason games after missing the end of the 2013-2014 with a knee injury according to New York Newsday. | 09/30/2014 6:55 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares said he is happy to be playing in preseason games after missing the end of the 2013-2014 with a knee injury according to New York Newsday.
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Impact
Tavares broke his leg skating for Team USA at the Olympics, which prevented him from finishing last season. Many experts believe that Tavares will be in the Art Ross Trophy conversation this year. He scored 24 goals and 66 points in 59 games last season.
Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is day-to-day with back spasms according to NHL.com. | 09/29/2014 5:58 PM
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Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is day-to-day with back spasms according to NHL.com.
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Impact
Visnovsky left Monday's practice because of the spasms. His back has always bothered him, so we will see if Visnovsky gets healthy enough to play the season opener.
Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is day-to-day with back spasms according to NHL.com. | 09/29/2014 5:57 PM
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Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky is day-to-day with back spasms according to NHL.com.
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Impact
Visnovsky left Monday's practice because of the spasms. His back has always bothered him, so we will see if Visnovsky gets healthy enough to play the season opener.
D Griffin Reinhart eyeing spot with Islanders | 07/20/2014 10:54 AM
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Defenseman Griffin Reinhart thinks he will make the New York Islanders in the coming season.
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Impact
New York's first-round pick (No. 4 overall) at the 2012 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-4, 217-pound defenseman impressed Islanders brass at training camp and scored a goal in a preseason game against the Calgary Flames. But the Isles decided Reinhart would be better served returning to the WHL. In his final season of junior hockey, Reinhart learned what it takes to become a champion. The Oil Kings captain played 66 games in the regular season and playoffs, and combined for 34 points and a plus-31 rating, leading Edmonton to a Memorial Cup championship. Now, he's itching to make the Islanders. And, if he does, he'll be circling Dec. 27 on his calendar. That will be New York's first game against the Buffalo Sabres, who used the second pick of the 2014 draft on center Sam Reinhart, Griffin's younger brother. Many believe Sam will play in the NHL as early as this season. He had 105 points (36 goals, 69 assists) in 60 games for the WHL's Kootenay Ice in 2013-14.
Islanders sign Donovan to qualifying offer | 07/15/2014 6:46 PM
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Matt Donovan has taken the Islanders' one-year qualifying offer.
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Impact
Donovan's deal is two-ways and will pay him $826,875 annually at the NHL level. He had two goals and 16 points in 52 games with the Islanders last season.
Brett Gallant accepts qualifying offer | 07/15/2014 6:44 PM
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Brett Gallant has accepted his qualifying offer from the New York Islanders.
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Impact
That's a two-way deal that comes with a $605,000 annual cap hit, according to Cap Geek. Gallant had two points and 255 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games in 2013-14.
Calvin De Haan agrees to three-year contract | 07/15/2014 4:32 PM
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The New York Islanders have signed Calvin De Haan to a three-year, $5.9 million contract.
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Impact
De Haan had three goals and 13 assists in 51 contests with the Islanders in 2013-14. He also spent some time in the minors, but this contract all-but guarantees that he'll stay on the Islanders' roster next season.
Casey Cizikas accepts two-year, $2 mil deal | 07/15/2014 4:29 PM
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Casey Cizikas has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the New York Islanders.
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Impact
Cizikas had 16 points and 30 penalty minutes in 80 games with the Islanders last season. He was rather productive offensively in the minors before he established himself in the NHL, but he's not likely to spend much time on a scoring line with the Islanders.
Islanders waive Kirill Kabanov | 07/15/2014 1:09 PM
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Kirill Kabanov has been placed on unconditional waivers.
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Impact
Kabanov has one season left on his entry-level contract, but this is probably the first step towards terminating that deal. He was taken in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but he struggled in the minors and ended up being loaned to the Swedish League's MoDo in January.
Islanders agree to terms with Anders Lee | 07/11/2014 12:52 PM
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Anders Lee has re-signed with the New York Islanders.
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Impact
Lee accepted the qualifying offer the Islanders made to him as a restricted free agent. He had nine goals and 14 points in 22 games in 2013-14.

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