Islanders Rumors & News

  • Bah mump-bug! Islanders delay visits to children’s hospitals

    New York Post "Hey kids, you can thank Beau Bennett. After the Penguins’ young forward visited a hospital days before being confirmed to have mumps, the Islanders postponed their annual holiday hospital visits which were supposed to take place Wednesday. “We’re extremely disappointed that the event has..." December 17

  • Bailey gives Islanders shootout victory over Devils

    New York Post "It’s become a joke — set ’em up, knock ’em down, and everyone leaves happy, right? It starts with the Islanders winning a game that goes beyond regulation, as they did in Monday’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Devils at the Coliseum. Coach Jack Capuano then goes into his little press conference..." December 16

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Injury Update: Casey Cizikas has been activated off the team's IR list.

  • Steen nets two goals in Blues' 6-3 win over Islanders

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Not having much success with large leads lately, the New York Islanders thought they'd try the other role on for size. In each of their last two games, the Isles had blown a three-goal lead, including once against the Blues last Saturday on Long Island. This time, the Blues jumped out to a..." December 12

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Donovan in for Reinhart, Boulton for Bailey, Halak in goal. #Isles

  • Wild rallies after Ballard injury to defeat Islanders

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It took a frightening incident and scary injury to finally shake the Wild out of its stupor Tuesday night. It’s hard to pinpoint why, coach Mike Yeo said, but it’s become common lately to watch the Wild sleepwalk through the start of home games and dig itself a deep, deep hole. It’s a shame..." December 10

  • Anders Lee fined $2,286.29 for elbow on Gunnarsson, no suspension

    Yahoo! Sports "The NHL’s Department of Player Safety fined New York Islanders forward Anders Lee $2,286.29 on Tuesday for his elbow to the head of St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, thus ending one of the odder sequences under new safety czar Stephane Quintal. Lee hit Gunnarsson in the head during..." December 09

  • Isles’ Boychuk, Hamonic won’t play ‘for a while’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Word surfaced that New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic joined Johnny Boychuk (pictured) on IR, and it doesn’t sound like it will be a short stay, either. Islanders head coach Jack Capuano provided a vague-yet-pessimistic update on Hamonic and Boychuk, as he told New York Newsday that..." December 06

  • Islanders, Griffin Reinhart shoot down trade rumors

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Islanders defenseman Griffin Reinhart has once again found his name involved in recent trade rumors. This isn’t the first time, either. In fact, a quick Google search shows Reinhart’s name attached to trade speculation involving the Edmonton Oilers dating back to last spring. On..." December 06

  • New York Islanders 2, Ottawa Senators 1: Win #19=most in the NHL

    Lighthouse Hockey "With a sweep, the Islanders ascend to sole possession of first place in the Metro. Jaroslav Halak broke Billy Smith's franchise record with his 11th consecutive victorious decision as the New York Islanders swept their home-and-home with the Ottawa Senators by spoiling Daniel Alfredsson's..." December 05

  • Disgraced ex-Islanders owner gets 10 years in jail

    New York Post "He got 10 years in the penalty box. A federal judge on Wednesday threw the book at a former co-owner of the Islanders, who helped run the once-proud franchise into the ground in the early 1990s, sentencing him to 10 years in prison on securities fraud charges. Paul Greenwood, 67, had sought..." December 04

  • Halak wins 10th straight game as Islanders nip Senators in OT

    New York Post "The question wasn’t meant to be disparaging. “It’s never easy — you can try and I can give you my gear,” said a joking Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night at the Coliseum, the Islanders’ goalie having just tied Billy Smith for the franchise record with his 10th consecutive win, this one an ugly 3-2..." December 03

  • Islanders place Johnny Boychuk, Lubomir Visnovsky on IR "The New York Islanders have been humming right along lately, but they've hit a little bit of bad luck with injuries. The team announced that defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky have both been placed on injured resve. The club has called up top defensive prospect and former..." December 03

  • Brian Strait, Matt Donovan provide Islanders with depth on defense

    Newsday "The Islanders' defense may not be fully healthy, but the way the team has responded to missing a couple of key regulars is a sign of a healthy franchise. Johnny Boychuk (two games missed) and Lubomir Visnovsky (one game) are listed as day-to-day with upper-body injuries. When Brian Strait and..." December 01

  • With Potvin in the house, Islanders defeat Devils

    New York Post "What Jack Capuano got Saturday night at the Coliseum was his Islanders being tired from playing six games in nine nights. That, the coach has seen. What he also got was a stand-up performance from his starting goalie, the type of game — and the type of breakneck third period — that had..." November 30

  • Capitals finally get physical in front of the net in 5-2 win against Islanders

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals had proved themselves perfectly adept in the art of long-distance prayer, of whistling pucks from afar and hoping something crazy might happen, but over the past several weeks Coach Barry Trotz began demanding more. He wished bodies would jam together near the crease,..." November 29

  • Islanders' Boychuk out Friday due to upper-body injury

    The Score "The New York Islanders will have to make do without defenseman Johnny Boychuk on Friday against the Washington Capitals. " November 28

  • John Tavares’ OT goal propels surging Islanders past Capitals

    New York Post "John Tavares was reaching up to the bridge of his nose, to where there was a small cut. It was put there hours earlier from a hand of Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, who had done his best to inflict pain on Tavares and the Islanders throughout this raucous Wednesday before Thanksgiving in the..." November 27

  • Why the Islanders are off to their fastest start in franchise history

    New York Post "There are a lot of ways to phrase it, but there is really only one question being posed to the Islanders nowadays: How are you doing it? So, general manager Garth Snow: How? “I think you’re seeing the fruits of a rebuild that took some time,” Snow told The Post on Tuesday afternoon, his..." November 26

  • Trade: Canucks, Isles flip prospects

    Pro Hockey Talk "Canucks GM Jim Benning continued to tinker with his club’s organizational depth on Tuesday, acquiring Andrey Pedan from the Islanders in exchange for Alex Mallet and third-round pick in 2016. Pedan, 21, was the Isles’ third-round pick (63rd overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and had three..." November 26

  • Isles win fourth straight, top Flyers in shootout

    New York Post "There are going to be bumps down the road quite a bit larger than Steve Mason, and the Islanders know that. But on Monday night at the Coliseum, they not only found a way around the Flyers’ seemingly indomitable goaltender — eventually — but also found themselves getting comfortable with a new..." November 25

  • Islanders pop Penguins again, gain tie for first place

    New York Post "Meet your first-place New York Islanders. Well, tied for it, at least. Following Saturday’s emphatic 4-1 triumph over the Penguins at Coliseum, the Isles finished a back-to-back, home-and-home sweep of the mighty Pens, deadlocking the two teams atop the Metropolitan division. “Those are..." November 23

  • Islanders get better of old pal Nabokov, Lightning in 5-2 win

    New York Post "It was less about the actual goaltenders than about what they represent. Tuesday night at the Coliseum was a singular event — a 5-2 Islanders win over the mighty Lightning that saw old friend Evgeni Nabokov start in the Tampa Bay net, and new addition Jaroslav Halak hold his own in the home..." November 19

  • Former Islander Evgeni Nabokov has good feelings about his old team

    Newsday "Evgeni Nabokov didn't get to do anything but see his old Islanders pals here Saturday, but there's a decent chance he'll be in net when the Lightning visits the Coliseum on Tuesday. When the chatty goalie was asked if he might run his mouth on the ice, he smiled. "Well,'' he said, "what do you..." November 16

  • Bolts snap losing streak, put away Islanders

    Tampa Tribune "Personalities of teams begin to emerge at various points in a season. The Lightning showed on Saturday they want to be known as a team with character, one that will respond to any sort of adversity — even minor as it may seem — and answer the call when challenged. Tampa Bay did that in a 5-2..." November 16

  • Isles’ winning streak hits five as they edge Panthers

    New York Post "The Islanders blew a late lead, yet still managed to pull out their fifth straight win. Kyle Okposo scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the Islanders outlasted the Panthers 4-3 on Friday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Ryan Strome and John Tavares had goals in regulation for the Islanders,..." November 15

  • Islanders get revenge in 6-0 whitewash of Avalanche

    New York Post "This is one game in a long string, and one that came just about as easily as they can in the NHL. So take Tuesday night at the Coliseum for what it was — the Islanders’ best performance this season. The result might have been inflated to a gluttonous 6-0 final because of an Avalanche team that..." November 12

  • Isles’ Bailey nearing return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Islanders forward Josh Bailey is getting closer to returning according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. Bailey no longer has a brace on his broken left hand and, according Staple, his stick handling and shot have gotten stronger. The 25-year-old was practicing teammates during the Islanders’ recent..." November 09

  • Streaking Islanders nip Coyotes for third straight West Coast win

    New York Post "The way the Islanders began their five-game trip out West, finishing it with three straight wins was quite rewarding. Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the Islanders held on for a 1-0 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday..." November 09

  • Islanders' Johnny Boychuk out with injury

    Newsday "Johnny Boychuk played through a knee-on-knee hit from the Kings' Kyle Clifford on Thursday, but Boychuk could not play Saturday night and will be evaluated by the Islanders' medical staff when the team returns home Sunday. Boychuk, one of the Isles' big additions a week before the season began..." November 09

  • Islanders edge Kings in shootout to complete SoCal sweep

    New York Post "The Islanders stumbled into Southern California with a three-game skid and a sputtering offense. After back-to-back victories over two NHL powers, it’s clear the Isles got much more than a tan from their time in the sun. Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, and the Islanders..." November 07

  • Tavares scores in overtime to lead Islanders over Ducks, 3-2

    Lighthouse Hockey "The first line delivers, and Ryan Strome's "demotion" get him his highest TOI of the season. The New York Islanders headed into the daunting southern California stretch of their road trip with a three-game losing streak and with captain John Tavares logging "only" three points in his last seven..." November 06

  • Couture, Sharks edge out Isles 3-1

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture’s brilliant tip of a Justin Braun shot proved to be the game-winner in a 3-1 Sharks victory over New York on Saturday night at SAP Center. Couture broke a 1-1 tie at 11:50 of the third period, putting his stick in a perfect position about five feet from the crease to redirect the..." November 02

  • Even after big changes, Isles still struggling defensively

    Pro Hockey Talk "The big problem the New York Islanders had last season was keeping the puck out of their net. Their 3.18 goals-against average finished as the third worst in the NHL, and the Isles missed the playoffs by a mile. So GM Garth Snow made significant changes. He brought in two new goalies in..." October 31

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores twice; Semyon Varlamov gets shutout as Avs beat Islanders

    Denver Post "It took Avalanche fourth-line forwards Cody McLeod and Marc-Andre Cliche 11 games to produce their first goals of the season. No surprise there. As for Nathan MacKinnon, magnificent relief replaced massive pressure Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. In Colorado's 11th game, the reigning Calder..." October 31

  • Jets beat Islanders to kick off road swing

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets looked like they had travel legs in the first period and had to deal with a hard-charging New York Islanders team chock full of talent. It could have been ugly, especially after the Islanders’ Brock Nelson scored just 1:16 into the game against a Jets team that had not come..." October 29

  • Boychuk an ‘obvious’ long-term fit for Isles, says Snow

    Pro Hockey Talk "Isles GM Garth Snow doesn’t like to talk specifics about contract negotiations, but came relatively close this week in discussing pending UFA defenseman Johnny Boychuk. “We wouldn’t move two second-round picks — that’s pretty significant — if we didn’t want to have him here long term,” Snow..." October 28

  • Frans Nielsen nets hat trick as Islanders outgun Stars

    New York Post "This is supposed to be a new Islanders team, thanks to a slew of offseason acquisitions and money spent by the notoriously stingy organization. For the most part during the early part of this season, the Islanders have looked the part and that continued on Saturday, when they won their second..." October 26

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Grabovski likely to start w/Nielsen and Kulemin, Conacher starts with Tavares and Okposo. Johnson in goal. #Isles

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles announce Grabovski comes off IR, Bailey (hand) goes on IR. Grabovski's in tonight.

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Grabovski said he felt good after practice today. If he goes through AM skate well tomorrow, he'll play for #Isles vs. Stars.

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Josh Bailey has a broken hand. Out indefinitely. #Isles

  • Islanders snap two-game skid with win over Bruins

    New York Post "The Bruins lost the game to the Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left Thursday night’s game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return. Coach Claude Julien..." October 24

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES INJURY REPORT: Josh Bailey will not return for the third period (hand).

  • 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..." October 23

  • 'Awkward' and 'weird' for Boychuk to be an opponent

    CSN New England "Johnny Boychuk texted every member of the Bruins team after learning he’d been traded to the New York Islanders. It was the affable B’s defenseman’s way of saying goodbye to his teammates knowing they’d be hopping on the runaway train known as the NHL regular season and Boychuk would be spending..." October 22

  • Islanders not freaking out with top defenseman hurting

    New York Post "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..." October 22

  • Maple Leafs roll to road win over Islanders

    Toronto Sun "The cover photo of the Maple Leafs’ media guide has a smiling Phil Kessel and linemate James van Riemsdyk celebrating a goal. It was almost a case of false advertising until the pair lit up Long Island on Tuesday night. Two beautiful Kessel goals and one from van Riemsdyk led the way in the..." October 22

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Mikhail Grabovski skated this morning and is considered day-to-day. #Isles

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