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  • Islanders D Ryan Pulock out 4-6 weeks with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "New York Islanders defenceman Ryan Pulock will miss the next four to six weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Saturday. Pulock was an emergency replacement for injured defenceman Nick Leddy who has missed action with an upper-body injury. Leddy did however practice with the team..." October 22

  • Boychuk's short-handed goal sends Isles past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- More than five years after they teamed up to win the Stanley Cup, Dennis Seidenberg and Johnny Boychuk checked another item off their to-do list Friday night. Seidenberg scored the Islanders' first goal in the first period and Boychuk tallied the game-winner early in the third..." October 21

  • Leddy (upper body) is hurt, which explains Pulock recall

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, we passed along word that New York recalled d-man Ryan Pulock from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis. And now we know why. On Thursday, the Isles announced that defenseman Nick Leddy is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. It’s unclear when Leddy got hurt, or what he hurt..." October 20

  • Dell gets first NHL win as Isles edge Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Aaron Dell is a 27-year-old rookie goaltender who rode the busses in the minor leagues for four seasons with three different organizations before finally making his NHL debut. So he wasn't fazed by waiting until the last second of his first game to secure a win a lifetime in the..." October 18

  • Center Casey Cizikas leaves in third period with leg injury

    Newsday "Casey Cizikas left the Islanders’ home opener in the third period with a leg injury suffered when he blocked a Ducks shot with the back of his leg late in the second period. Cizikas had been a big part of the Isles’ early penalty-kill success. The PK went 4-for-4 Sunday night, making the unit..." October 17

  • Bailey, Isles edge Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Strong starts each of the last two seasons helped catapult the New York Islanders to the franchise's first back-to-back playoff appearances in more than a decade. So nobody needed to remind the Islanders how important it was to ensure a season-opening two-game losing streak didn't turn..." October 16

  • Jack Capuano finds silver lining in Islanders’ opening loss

    Newsday "With a late night and an early morning to look over the video, Islanders coach Jack Capuano wasn’t so unhappy with his team’s performance in its season opener Thursday night. The Islanders lost to the Rangers, 5-3, and didn’t really snap to life until early in the third period at Madison Square..." October 15

  • Winnik nets pair as Capitals defeat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Two games into their season and the Washington Capitals have yet to get a point from Alex Ovechkin and their top line. On Saturday night, the fourth line provided all the offense that was needed. Daniel Winnik scored twice, Braden Holtby made 21 saves and the Capitals..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Newcomers propel Rangers past Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- After their least-successful season in five years, the New York Rangers gave themselves a speed-focused makeover during the summer that was on display at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. Five of the 12 Rangers forwards in the lineup against the New York Islanders were new..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Ruslan Fedotenko retires after 12 NHL seasons "Ruslan Fedotenko has announced his retirement Tuesday from the National Hockey League (NHL), following 12 NHL seasons and a professional hockey playing career that spanned two decades. Fedotenko, a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, played in a total of 863 career NHL games with five teams: the..." October 11

  • Devils claim forward PA Parenteau off waivers

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils claimed forward PA Parenteau off waivers from the New York Islanders Tuesday, the team confirmed. Parenteau was waived Monday by the Islanders, and the 33-year-old will add another veteran body to the forward depth chart. He is coming off a 20-goal, 41-point season for the..." October 11

  • Islanders to place PA Parenteau on waivers, source says

    Newsday "The Islanders will put PA Parenteau on waivers on Monday, according to a source. The 33-year-old Parenteau signed a one-year, $1.25-million contract in July to return to the Isles after posting 20 goals and 21 assists for the Leafs last season. Parenteau had 120 points in two seasons (2010-11..." October 10

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Youngsters are impressing Islanders in training camp

    Newsday "Saturday was a night for the youngsters on the Islanders, who didn’t bring many veterans here for a preseason game with the Capitals. There isn’t a lot of room on the roster for the Isles’ prospects, but the high-end ones have impressed the organization to varying degrees since camp began. Most..." October 02

  • Islanders, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1 Million Contract

    NESN "Dennis Seidenberg has found a new home. The 35-year-old defenseman had his contract bought out by the Boston Bruins after the 2015-16 season, making him an unrestricted free agent. After going through the summer unsigned, Seidenberg reportedly has agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $1..." September 28

  • Islanders goalie situation could leave Jean-Francois Berube in tough spot

    Pro Hockey Talk "The problem with having two capable NHL goaltenders is that only one of them can play at a time, and somebody that probably deserves to get more playing time is going to be stuck on the bench. That situation gets even more complicated when you have three capable goalies, all of whom are signed..." September 28

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Grabovski placed on injured reserve

    TSN "The New York Islanders have placed forward Mikhail Grabovski on injured reserve, retroactive to March 16. Grabovski suffered a concussion on March 15 against the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and has not played since." September 26

  • Johnny Boychuk misses Islanders practice with an injury

    Newsday "Johnny Boychuk missed Saturday’s practice with an upper-body injury and coach Jack Capuano was unsure how much training camp time Boychuk would miss. “It’s something that’s been nagging him for a little bit,” Capuano said following the Isles’ second day on the ice for camp at Northwell Health..." September 25

  • Islanders’ Mikhail Grabovski still not cleared to skate

    Today's Slapshot "New York Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski has still not received clearance to begin skating again, following a concussion sustained in February. Newday’s Arthur Staple reported the news on the opening day of the Islanders training camp on Thursday, with the organisation also declining to..." September 22

  • Strome Agrees To Two-Year Deal "The New York Islanders announced today that Ryan Strome has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Strome, 23, scored 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 71 games last season with the Islanders. The Mississauga, ON, native added four points (one goal, three assists) in eight Stanley Cup Playoff..." September 20

  • Hamonic 'happy as hell' to still be with Islanders

    Newsday "Travis Hamonic was finishing his annual drive from Winnipeg to Long Island on Wednesday morning. He turned to Stephanie, his wife of two months, and said simply: “It feels like home.” There were only conflicted feelings for the Islanders defenseman at this time last year. He had arrived..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal an early arrival

    Newsday "The early arrivals to Long Island for informal Islanders skates are normally veterans, players with families that need to get settled in the area or ones with fairly certain roles on the team once training camp begins a week or two down the road. Mathew Barzal does not fit either category. Yet..." September 16

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Isles considering camp PTO for Gionta

    Pro Hockey Talk "Stephen Gionta, who appeared in all 82 games for the Devils last season, is reportedly in discussions with the Isles about attending training camp on a PTO, per Newsday’s Arthur Staple. Gionta, 32, is best known as the younger brother of Sabres captain Brian Gionta, but has forged out a decent..." September 09

  • Tavares continues to shoot down Leafs-based UFA speculation

    Today's Slapshot "No matter how many times John Tavares declares his intention to stay with the New York Islanders, the speculation and hope that he might sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs refuse to die. Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, would be eligible to sign up to an..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Tavares continues to shoot down Leafs-based UFA speculation

    Today's Slapshot "No matter how many times John Tavares declares his intention to stay with the New York Islanders, the speculation and hope that he might sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs refuse to die. Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, would be eligible to sign up to an..." September 06

  • For Tavares and Stamkos, a chance to complete some unfinished business

    Toronto Sun "Come Sept. 17, two of the Greater Toronto Area's most gifted hockey-playing native sons will step onto the Air Canada Centre ice, beaming with pride at being able to wear that beloved maple leaf on their chests. Sorry, Toronto, but not THAT maple leaf. The logo in question here is red and..." September 06

  • Islanders’ pact gives team a Barclays opt-out after 3 seasons

    Newsday "The Islanders could leave the Barclays Center after just three seasons in Brooklyn if the team triggers an opt-out clause in its license agreement, according to a summary of the pact obtained by Newsday. The summary also reveals an approximate six-month window for the two sides to renegotiate..." September 06

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Chris Lamoriello named New York Islanders' director of player personnel

    Newark Star-Ledger "Like his father last summer, Chris Lamoriello has found his next role in hockey. The former Devils executive and son of former Devils' general manager and president, Lou Lamoriello, was named as the director of player personnel of the New York Islanders on Friday." August 28

  • Islanders Hire Chris Lamoriello As Director Of Player Personnel

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Islanders have brought in a famous hockey name to join Garth Snow in the front office. Chris Lamoriello, son of Toronto Maple Leafs’ GM Lou Lamoriello has been hired as the new director of player personnel in New York. The younger Lamoriello has been part of the New Jersey Devils..." August 26

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Tavares still processing departures of Okposo, Nielsen

    Newsday "Islanders captain John Tavares knows how much his team has changed this summer. Although longtime teammates and friends Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin departed in free agency July 1 and Tavares knew long before then that there was a chance all three could leave, it’s still hard for him..." August 21

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Leafs, Devils, Pens, Isles Get First Jimmy Vesey Meetings, Columbus in Mix

    The Hockey Writers "At 12:01am Tuesday, Harvard standout Jimmy Vesey (along with a handful of other former collegiate skaters) became a free agent. While Vesey isn’t going to change a team’s fortunes, he’s a talented player who can improve a forward group. Importantly, acquiring the 23-year-old won’t cost anything..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • John Tavares has no desire to leave Islanders when contract is up

    Newsday "John Tavares saw three close friends scatter for new NHL homes on July 1, but the Islanders’ captain has no thoughts of following suit when his contract is up after the 2017-18 season. “I don’t really have any reason to leave and I think we have a great makeup and a team that can do something..." August 16

  • Brendan Burke to replace Howie Rose as Islanders play-by-play announcer

    Newsday "MSG Networks plans to announce Thursday that Brendan Burke will succeed Howie Rose as the Islanders’ primary television play-by-play man, working alongside analyst Butch Goring. Burke, 32, most recently was the radio play-by-play man for the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. He..." August 11

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