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Islanders D Lubomir Visnovsky set to make season debut

The New York Islanders have been enjoying a strong start to the season. However, after losing their last two games, they could use a boost. They'll get it Thursday night in the form of veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who will make his first appearance of the 2014-15 season Thursday night against the Boston Bruins. He was activated off injured reserve earlier in the day...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Travis Hamonic: More Than Just an Islander

While the Rangers and Islanders don’t always get along, there is one thing we can all agree on.  Travis Hamonic is a very special person.  One may not be a fan of his on ice game because of the sweater Continue reading The post Travis Hamonic: More Than Just an Islander appeared first on NYR Center Ice.

Islanders Injury Update: Grabovski is Placed on IR. Visnovsky Likely to Play Thursday

The new York Islanders have made a few personnel moves heading into their game on Thursday against the Boston Bruins. According to Arthur Staple from Newsday, the Islanders have placed Mikhail Grabovski on injured reserve retroactive to October 16. Lubomir Visnovsky is scheduled to return from the IR today (Thursday) and play tonight against the Bruins.#456556104 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Was The Last Bruin Traded To Islanders Before Johnny Boychuk?

Johnny Boychuk on Thursday will take the TD Garden ice as a member of the opposition for the first time. The former Boston Bruins defenseman was traded to the New York Islanders just days before the regular season began. The trusty, veteran defenseman was the casualty of the NHL’s strict salary cap, as the Bruins had to get under the cap before the news season. The trade was still...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders recall forward Anders Lee from AHL's Bridgeport

The New York Islanders recalled forward Anders Lee from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Lee had three goals and two assists in five games this season for the Sound Tigers. The former Notre Dame player had nine goals and five assists in 22 games for New York last season.
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders recall Anders Lee from Bridgeport

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders recalled forward Anders Lee from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Lee had three goals and two assists in five games this season for the Sound Tigers. The former Notre Dame player had nine goals and five assists in 22 games for New York last season.
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Islanders owners go public with Stanley Cup goal

  The new owners of the New York Islanders have a bold goal for the fallen franchise. "Fifth ring," Jonathan Ledecky said. Ledecky and Scott Malkin were introduced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum, about three weeks after the sale was approved by the NHL. The pair will spend this season and next as the franchise's minority owners, then transitioning...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Thomas Hickey Returns to Practice After Cut to Face from Skate

Tuesday night saw another potentially gruesome injury occur in the NHL. Thomas Hickey  defenseman from the New York Islanders, was struck in the face by the skate of Toronto forward Mike Santorelli. Chris Peters of cbssports.com reported that Hickey immediately left the ice and did not return to the game.Cut in the face by a skate last night, but he's back out for practice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders not freaking out with top defenseman hurting

There were times in the not-so-distant past when scares likes this sent shockwaves through the whole Islanders organization, and disaster seemed imminent. Yet when top defenseman Travis Hamonic went off the ice twice during Monday’s practice – the second time clutching at his left side/ribcage and not returning – it didn’t seem like the sky was falling. And that’s because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zamboni door gets assist in Maple Leafs goal against Islanders (VIDEO)

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has meant a lot of good times for the New York Islanders — well, 30 some-odd years ago — and lately the old building has been a little cranky.Tuesday night against  the Toronto Maple Leafs the 42-year-old structure might have said what a lot of Islander fans are thinking since the team announced it will move to Brooklyn next season — &...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Score on Brock Nelson: Fact or Fiction: 3 players to watch using advanced stats

Here's a little blurb on former UND Fighting Sioux forward Brock Nelson that was written by Ian McLaren of the Score. While it is early, Nelson is having a good season. Thinking of which, I might have to add ole Brock to one of my fantasy teams. Seriously, he could probably score more points than some of the stiffs I have on my teams now. Brock Nelson, F, New York Islanders...
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders For Real?

#457334874 / gettyimages.com The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped.  The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began.  Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start. Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Mikhail Grabovski Avoids Concussion & Will Be Evaluated For Upper Body Injury

Last night, New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski avoided serious injury after taking a massive hit from San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott. Grabovski was helped from the ice and did not return to the game. The injury occurred midway through the first period.#456556090 / gettyimages.comHave heard that Mikhail Grabovski does not have a concussion. Upper body injury will be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are absolutely for real

Sweeping declarations are fun. On Thursday night, the New York Islanders will square off against the San Jose Sharks in a matchup of teams off to hot starts. While it’d be extremely far-fetched to say that this is a potential Stanley Cup Finals preview, there’s no doubt that both of these teams have the ability to make some noise in the postseason when the springtime rolls...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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