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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tavares (knee) has been medically cleared to begin skating again Monday, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
Impact: Tavares tore his MCL and meniscus during the Olympics and missed the remainder of the NHL season. He did not have to undergo surgery but instead has been rehabbing the injury. The star forward should be at full strength will before next season begins.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Visnovsky (concussion) is not considering retirement, according to Newsday.
Impact: Visnovsky missed 58 games this past season due to the concussion but is still not ready to call it a career. He should still be a top four defenseman for the Isles next season.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bailey had a spirited finish to the 2013-14 campaign, totaling 10 points over his final nine games.
Impact: Bailey at least managed to keep the Islanders competitive down the stretch in the midst of another lost season, as the team rolled to 9-3-2 record after Mar. 14. In the process, Bailey was able to set career-highs in assists (30) and total points (38) over his 77 games.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nelson capped his first NHL season with a goal Sunday against the Sabres.
Impact: Nelson's 26 points and minus-10 rating over 72 games weren't anything special for a player who saw a lot of time as a top-six forward, but it wasn't a bad showing for a 22-year-old. He probably won't be asked to play a frontline role with John Tavares set to return for the start of next season, but he'll still get plenty of run for the Islanders.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Lee scored twice in the New York Islanders' season finale, a 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo on Sunday.
Impact: Lee had three of his nine goals in the final two games. He finished with 14 points in 22 contests this season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson will be in goal for the Islanders on Sunday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Impact: Nilsson will get the start for the season finale on Sunday in place of Evgeni Nabokov. He made 25 saves on 27 shots on Friday, and will look to finish things off strong on Sunday heading into the offseason.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lee potted two goals, including a power-play tally, against the Sabres on Sunday.
Impact: The 23-year-old rookie scored nine goals and had 14 points in 22 games. This could be enough to keep him around next season, even if his role will likely be limited.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson made 36 saves on 39 shots in a shootout win over the Sabres on Sunday.
Impact: Nilsson finishes the year with a .896 save percentage and 3.11 GAA. The Islanders will likely look to upgrade their goaltending situation for next season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Nielsen notched two assists in Friday's 3-2 shootout win at New Jersey.
Impact: Nielsen's 56 points are nine more than his previous career high set in 2011-12.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lee nabbed his seventh goal of the season in Friday's shootout win over the Devils.
Impact: Lee burst on to the scene after the Olympic break with six goals and five assists in his first 14 games, but he'd gone without a point in seven straight games before breaking through Friday. Despite a generally impressive rookie season, Lee probably won't enjoy nearly as much ice time in 2014-15, when John Tavares will have recovered from his knee injury to reclaim his top line spot.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Strome played wing versus the Canadiens on Thursday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: While on its own this position change is not all that important, it could show that the Islanders are willing to move Strome to wing next season in order to get him on one of the top two lines. As it stands now, the Isles' top two centers are John Tavares and Frans Nielsen, and Strome can better reach his potential by playing with talented forwards.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nielsen assisted on both Islanders' goals in Friday's shootout win over New Jersey, giving him a career-best 56 points on the season.
Impact: Nielsen has been one of the league's more quietly productive players this campaign with 25 goals and 56 total points on a team that has struggled offensively. He's benefited from the extra ice time he's seen with John Tavares out of the lineup, but he was also putting up solid numbers when Tavares was playing.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Strome scored one of the Islanders' two goals in Friday's win over New Jersey and also registered the winning shootout goal.
Impact: Strome scored against Montreal on Thursday and again Friday against New Jersey, a power-play marker. He's still more potential than production at this point of his career, but he's one to keep an eye on next season.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson stopped all but two of the 27 shots he faced in Friday's shootout win over New Jersey.
Impact: Nilsson has played in four of the team's last six games and did enough on Friday to earn a win, including stopping one of two shootout attempts. Nilsson's numbers on the season aren't the greatest, but the Islanders haven't exactly been a solid team defensively.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Nabokov stopped all 19 shots in Thursday's 2-0 win at Montreal.
Impact: Nabokov has been strong down the stretch, going 3-0-2 with a 1.36 GAA in his last five starts.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson will receive the start in goal Friday against the Devils.
Impact: Unsurprisingly, coach Jack Capuano will turn the net back over to Nilsson after Evgeni Nabokov started Thursday in the first game of a back-to-back. The young netminder's overall numbers on the season are far from solid (6-7-2, 3.21 GAA, .892 save percentage), but he's probably shown enough to keep him in the mix for at least a No. 2 gig with the Islanders in 2014-15.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Jack Capuano confirmed that de Haan (lower body) as well as the other injured Islanders will not return this season, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: With the Isles having nothing to play for, they'll sit the rookie defenseman -- who collected 16 points in 51 games on the year -- 'til next season's training camp.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Jack Capuano said none of the Islanders' injured players -- which includes Visnovsky (concussion) -- will return this season, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: Concussion issues limited the 37-year-old Visnovsky to just 24 games this season, during which he collected three goals and 11 points. With his history of injury problems and the particularly harsh ramifications of repeated concussions, it's not inconceivable that Visnovsky could hang 'em up for good.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Jack Capuano said none of the Islanders' injured players -- which includes Strait (hand) -- will return this season, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: Strait, who broke his hand back in mid-March, finishes the year with a minus-14 rating and a career-high (for what it's worth) nine points in 47 games,
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Jack Capuano said none of the Islanders' injured players -- which includes Clutterbuck (upper body) -- will return this season, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: Clutterbuck wraps up a miserable campaign with 19 points -- his lowest non-lockout-shortened output since 2008-09 -- and 270 hits, the lowest non-shortened-season total of his career.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Grabner (upper body) and the Isles' other injured players won't return this season, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: While Staple's Jack Capuano quote didn't directly mention Grabner, he's essentially been out a month and there'd be little benefit in rushing him back onto the ice for the last couple games of the year even if it were possible.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Okposo (lower body) and the Isles' other injured players won't return for the final games of this season, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: With that, Okposo's breakout campaign is officially concluded, with the winger -- who turns 26 years old on Monday -- having collected an eye-catching 69 points in 71 games.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Strome broke a scoreless tie with 4:55 remaining in the third period Thursday in Montreal, potting a power-play goal that held up as the game-winner.
Impact: The goal snapped a three-game pointless slump for Strome and was his first time finding twine in two weeks, as he last scored March 27. Don't be fooled by his meager 17 points on the year -- Strome has big upside, and he could start realizing it as soon as next season.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov stopped all 19 shots that came his way in Thursday's 2-0 win over Montreal. He also assisted on Brock Nelson's second-period power-play goal.
Impact: In what's been a highly inconsistent year for Nabby, he's finishing on a somewhat high note, having notched shutouts in two of his last five starts while playing decently in the other three. He'll be 39 when next season starts and will more than likely have to settle for a backup role somewhere if he elects to continue his career.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clutterbuck (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Canadiens.
Impact: Clutterbuck left Tuesday's game with the injury and looks like he could miss the final two games of the season with the ailment. If it's the end of the campaign for Clutterbuck, he'll finish with 19 points and a minus-9 rating over 73 games.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov will be in the crease Thursday against the Canadiens, Marc Antoine Godin of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Impact: After watching Anders Nilsson make the last two starts, Nabokov gets the nod in what could be one of his final starts with the Islanders. The soon-to-be free agent has alternated wins and losses over his last six contests.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson stopped 28 of 31 shots but came away with his seventh loss of the season Tuesday against the Senators.
Impact: The Islanders held a 15-shot advantage on the night, but the offense just couldn't push more than one goal past Sens goalie Craig Anderson, who saved 45. Expect coach Jack Capuano to turn the net back over to Evgeni Nabokov on Thursday against the Canadiens.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov stopped 28 of 31 shots in Thursday's loss to Ottawa.
Impact: For what it's worth, it's his first regulation loss since March 14, though he only made four starts in between, going 2-0-2.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clutterbuck was forced to leave the game Tuesday after suffering an upper-body injury, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: There is no immediate word regarding the severity of the injury, but with the Islanders only having two games remaining this season, we may not see Clutterbuck again until training camp.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson will start Tuesday's game against the Senators.
Impact: Nilsson, who will be making his 15th start of the season, checks in with a .891 save percentage and 3.22 GAA overall, but he did hold the Sens to one goal on 36 shots in last Wednesday's 2-1 win.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Calvin de Haan missed Sunday's game versus Columbus after sustaining a lower-body injury the day before. It is unknown how much time the defenseman will miss.
Impact: De Haan had an assist in Saturday's game versus Washington before leaving the game with the injury.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson made 29 saves on 33 shots in a loss to the Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Impact: Nilsson had put together two really good starts in a row, but this is more in line with his season numbers -- an .891 save percentage and 3.22 GAA.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De Haan (lower body) is unlikely to play again this season, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: De Haan had a decent, if unexciting rookie campaign for the Islanders, notching three goals and 16 points in 51 games. He will likely begin next season on New York's second or third defensive pairing.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov took a shootout loss to the Capitals on Sunday, surrendering three goals on 29 shots.
Impact: Nabokov has shown improved play of late with three of fewer goals allowed in four straight starts, but he can safely be considered a lower-tier goalie at this point. In addition, coach Jack Capuano has been alternating starts between Nabokov and Anders Nilsson the last handful of games, making Nabokov most useful as a streaming option.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De Haan (lower body) will not play Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
Impact: De Haan sustained the injury in Saturday's shootout loss to the Capitals, supplying an assist in his 15:05 of ice time before heading to the locker room. The Islanders called up Scott Mayfield from AHL Bridgeport to cover for De Haan's absence Sunday.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Grabner (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
Impact: Grabner's return to the Islanders' lineup from a concussion lasted just one game, as the forward picked up an assist Saturday against the Capitals before departing with a new upper-body injury. If this injury proves to be a recurrence of his concussion symptoms, Grabner will more than likely be shut down for the rest of the season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson will be in the crease Sunday against the Blue Jackets, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports Ohio reports.
Impact: Coach Jack Capuano will continue with his pattern of alternating starts between Nilsson and Evgeni Nabokov, with neither likely to hold much fantasy value as a result. Nilsson's overall numbers on the season are uninspiring, but he has shown some improvement of late, winning three consecutive starts. He saved his best outing of the season for Wednesday's game against the Senators, stopping 35 of 36 shots in the victory.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Grabner (concussion) practiced Friday and could rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Capitals, Long Island Newsday reports.
Impact: Grabner hasn't played since March 10, but the Islanders have been surprisingly feisty and clearly aren't packing things in. The 26-year-old winger seems to be making progress and should return before the end of the season, if not Saturday.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov will get the nod between the pipes Saturday against Washington.
Impact: Nabokov and Anders Nilsson continue to split the workload in net, as the Isles have used a soft stretch of the schedule to win five of their last six. Saturday's opponent may not be a bottom-feeder in the standings, but the Capitals are playing terrible hockey right now, and Saturday's game will be played in New York.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov would like to re-sign with the Islanders, according to Newsday.
Impact: If Nabokov were to come back to the Islanders it would more than likely be as a backup as the team knows in order to become a consistent winner that they will need a more reliable presence between the pipes.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Grabner was able to return Saturday from his concussion but then suffered an upper-body injury and was forced to leave the game, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Impact: Grabner had missed the previous nine games due to the concussion and it is unknown if he has suffered more symptoms related to the head trauma or if this is a new injury. The Islanders aren't going to the playoffs and with only a little over a week left in the regular season it's safe to wonder if his season is over. Assuming this is true, Grabner will have finished with 12 goals and 25 points in 63 games.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De Haan left Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, reports the Associated Press. He picked up an assist before he was forced from the game.
Impact: There's no word on the severity, but it can't be good -- the Isles made a call to Bridgeport to get a blueliner sent up.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Strome was credited with two assists in Wednesday's win at Ottawa.
Impact: The fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft, Strome is finishing his rookie season in strong fashion with four goals and seven assists over his last 14 contests.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Strome picked up two assists in Wednesday night's win over the Senators.
Impact: The former fifth overall pick has played just 31 career NHL games, but has started to settle in and find his scoring touch of late. His two points Wednesday give him six in his last five games, and a line of 5/11/16 on the season.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bailey collected a goal and an assist in Wednesday night's win over the Senators.
Impact: The winger continued his recent hot streak Wednesday, registering two power-play points, and now has six points in his last five games.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson allowed one goal on 36 shots in Wednesday night's win over the Senators.
Impact: After a rocky start to the season, Nilsson has shows some promise of late, and picked up his third straight win Wednesday with an impressive performance. He'll still be the backup moving forward, but with just 19 NHL games under his belt, he's worth keeping an eye on for the future.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Okposo (lower body) will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday against the Senators.
Impact: The Islanders have been mum so far on Okposo's recovery from the lower-body that has kept him out for the last week. Since the Islanders aren't contending for a playoff spot this season, it could be the case where the team will simply keep Okposo out of the lineup down the stretch to preserve his health heading into the offseason.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nilsson will start Wednesday's game against the Senators.
Impact: Nilsson has only appeared in 14 games to date, recording a 5-5-2 record, with an .885 save percentage, and a 3.33 GAA. While his numbers aren't very impressive, he is coming off a solid win over the Devils on Saturday, when he allowed just one goal on 24 shots.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McDonald assisted on two goals to finish with a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
Impact: Though he wasn't able to connect on any of his five shot attempts, McDonald was active as a facilitator in his 12:16 of ice time. It marked his second multi-point performance in four games.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bailey notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
Impact: For the second time in four games, Bailey saw at least 19 minutes of ice time, and made the most of it, firing off four shots on goal and adding two PIM. Injuries to Kyle Okposo and Michael Grabner have pushed him into a top-line role, giving Bailey some fantasy relevance in deeper league while he remains there.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov stopped 20-of-22 shots as the Islanders defeated the Panthers on Tuesday.
Impact: The Islanders' 4-2 win over the Panthers wasn't as close as the score would indicate, as Nabokov surrendered a Brandon Pirri power-play tally with just six seconds remaining in the third period. The veteran netminder remains tough to depend upon most nights, but he's still shown to be a worthy streaming option against bottom-feeding squads like Florida.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nabokov will start Tuesday's game against the Panthers.
Impact: Nabokov, who gave way to Anders Nilsson on Saturday, returns to the Isles' net Tuesday for the first half of a back-to-back set of games that concludes Wednesday evening against the Senators.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Nielsen scored in regulation and had a goal in penalty time to lead the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win on Saturday against New Jersey.
Impact: The center is now 7 of 12 in shootout attempts this season, having scored a goal in two straight games for New York.
Thu. Mar 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Okposo remains out with an upper-body injury.
Impact: Okposo, who has a team-best 27 goals and 69 points, hasn't played for the New York Islanders since March 25.
Wed. Mar 26, 2014 | STATS
News: McDonald sent home a pair of goals and added an assist as the Islanders got past Carolina, 5-4 on Tuesday.
Impact: McDonald ended a five-game goal-scoring drought, giving him eight total on the season.
Wed. Mar 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Martin scored a pair of goals to help the Islanders to a 5-4 win at Carolina on Tuesday.
Impact: Although Martin had scored just five goals all season heading into the contest, he's now scored three times in his last two road games.