Islanders Rumors & News

  • Would the Islanders consider trading John Tavares this summer?

    Sportsnet "Just how much longer will John Tavares remain with the New York Islanders? The team captain’s long-term future in Brooklyn remains an open question, as the 26-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract. “There were reports this week that if the New York Islanders aren’t moving..." March 26

  • Bruins top Islanders, move ahead in wild-card race

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The calendar says the NHL playoffs begin April 12. The Boston Bruins realized the postseason began for them Saturday night. Riley Nash scored both goals, including the game-winner early in the third period, as the Bruins moved into sole possession of the second wild card in..." March 25

  • Islanders' Strome out 3-6 weeks

    TSN "Newsday writer Arthur Staple reports that forward Ryan Strome(wrist) will not require surgery, but is likely going to be out three to six weeks and will miss the rest of the regular season, according to head coach Dough Weight." March 24

  • Islanders edge Pens, move back into playoff position

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The last time New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak appeared in an NHL game, his team was in next-to-last place in the Eastern Conference. One day after he was recalled from a nearly three-month stretch in the American Hockey League, Halak was a big reason that the..." March 24

  • Ho-Sang "grateful" for Lemieux's comments

    TSN "New York Islanders rookie forward Josh Ho-Sang says he is "grateful" hockey legend Mario Lemieux has no problem with him wearing his famous No. 66. Ho-Sang, 21, has been getting some flak from the hockey community for wearing Super Mario's famous digits on his back this season, but on Thursday,..." March 24

  • Mario Lemieux fine with use of No. 66 by the Islanders' Ho-Sang

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "I don’t like the idea of brash New York Islanders rookie Josh Ho-Sang wearing the iconic No. 66 into PPG Paints Arena Friday. I love it. Of infinitely more import, the guy who made that number kind of famous has no issues. “I’m fine with it,” Mario Lemieux said Thursday through a Penguins..." March 24

  • Islanders earn two crucial points with win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Leading by a goal with less than 10 seconds remaining, the New York Islanders saw a sewn-up victory transforming into a loss right before their eyes. Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy -- during a power play -- slammed the puck off the shin pads of New York Rangers forward Michael..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Islanders lose key piece just before push for final playoff spot

    New York Post "The Islanders’ playoff hopes just took a big hit. Forward Ryan Strome, the team’s sixth-leading scorer, suffered a broken wrist in the Isles’ 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday, a source told Newsday on Thursday. The injury likely will keep Strome out the rest of the season unless the..." March 23

  • Islanders promote Halak from AHL Bridgeport

    Sportsnet "It looks like the New York Islanders will carry three goalies for the remainder of the NHL season. In a move to shore up their goaltending while chasing a wild card berth in the Eastern Conference, the team announced Thursday morning it has recalled veteran Jaroslav Halak from the AHL’s..." March 23

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Islanders negotiating temporary agreement with Barclays Center

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders are in negotiations with the Barclays Center to remain in Brooklyn for at least a few more years, according to Nick Kypreos. Reports in January and February claimed the arena owners wanted the team out after the 2018-19 season because it believes more revenue could be..." March 19

  • Blue Jackets slip past Islanders in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Unlike the New York Islanders, the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't need a win on Saturday to improve their chances of making the playoffs. But a win like the one the Blue Jackets enjoyed Saturday might improve their odds of making the first deep postseason run in franchise history...." March 18

  • Casey Cizikas Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Islanders are getting a key member of their team back. Casey Cizikas has been activated from injured reserve ahead of their Saturday night matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team will play an afternoon game in New York before taking a three day break and recharging for the..." March 17

  • Little scores 2 in Jets win vs. Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Winnipeg Jets didn't think an unexpected day off earlier in the week did them any favors Thursday night. The New York Islanders certainly looked as if they would have been happy to take the day off the Jets didn't want. Bryan Little scored twice in the first period to give..." March 16

  • Islanders beat Hurricanes on Tavares' overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Interim coach Doug Weight of the New York Islanders made it clear that how the team responded from a lopsided loss would be critical to the rest of the season. He must have liked the way it turned out Tuesday night. John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime and the..." March 14

  • Slavin's first career hat trick sends Hurricanes by Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Hurricanes might win the Stanley Cup if they could figure out how to play against everyone the way they play against the Islanders, while a handful of losses to Carolina might keep New York out of the playoffs. Carolina continued its mastery of the Islanders on Monday night,..." March 13

  • Schwartz assists Blues in fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jaden Schwartz hasn't scored during the St. Louis Blues' current four-game winning streak, but he has been their best player during that span. Schwartz picked up an assist and linemates Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist as the Blues..." March 11

  • Ladd's OT goal pushes Isles past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- After a moment of panic the New York Islanders found a way to beat the Vancouver Canucks. The Islanders gave up a goal late in the third period, but then Andrew Ladd scored early in the overtime to give the Islanders a 4-3 victory. Islanders coach Doug..." March 10

  • Islanders take control in 4-1 win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The New York Islanders continued their hard playoff charge under interim coach Doug Weight on Tuesday night, beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 at Rogers Place Arena. The Islanders never trailed in the game, leading 1-0 after 20 minutes and 2-1 after 40. They pulled away in..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Josh Ho-Sang on wearing No. 66: ‘If anything it’s the ultimate respect’

    Sportsnet "When Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang hit the ice for his first NHL game last week, he caused a controversy right out of the gate. In an incident that was certainly silly and completely over-blown, Ho-Sang joined the NHL wearing No. 66. Never mind Mario Lemieux didn’t ever play for the Islanders,..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Islanders’ Doug Weight is sticking with Thomas Greiss in goal vs. Calgary

    Newsday "Doug Weight is “going with his gut,” he said Saturday, and coming back with Thomas Greiss in goal for the Islanders’ date with the Flames this afternoon. That may come as a surprise, given that Greiss played on consecutive nights in Dallas on Thursday and Chicago on Friday. But Weight, who has..." March 05

  • Flames jump out early to beat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames are hitting their stride at the right time of the season. The Flames scored four goals on five shots in the first period on Sunday and skated away with their seventh consecutive win, 5-2 over the New York Islanders. Michael Frolik, TJ Brodie,..." March 05

  • Panarin scores in shootout to lead Blackhawks past Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even when they aren't at their best, the Chicago Blackhawks routinely find ways to manufacture victories. Especially of late. So when the Blackhawks found themselves down a goal with a little more than a minute to play on Friday night, they ratcheted up the pressure a notch...." March 04

  • Isles score 4 unanswered to top Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Even down 3-1 midway through the second period, the New York Islanders never lost confidence against the Dallas Stars. Thanks to four unanswered goals and Ryan Strome contributing a goal and two assists, the Islanders prevailed 5-4 on Thursday at American Airlines Center. "The..." March 03

  • Hamonic activated off IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders, after a big come-from-behind win last night in Dallas, could have Travis Hamonic back in the lineup tonight in Chicago. The Isles announced today that Hamonic has been activated off injured reserve. The 26-year-old hasn’t played since Jan. 7 due to a knee injury. If..." March 03

  • Islanders GM Garth Snow decides to stay the course at trade deadline

    Newsday "The Islanders made no moves at or before the trade deadline that passed on Wednesday, choosing to continue their playoff push with the team that enters Thursday’s game here against the Stars on a 14-6-2 run that’s brought them back from last place in the East to just outside of the playoff..." March 02

  • Islanders recall Josh Ho-Sang (again)

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang had a bizarre day on Tuesday after getting recalled from the AHL on an emergency basis, expecting to play in their next game … only to get sent back down to Bridgeport just hours later. The initial recall prompted speculation that a trade was coming. No..." March 01

  • Isles recall Ho-Sang on emergency basis (Update: He’s been sent back down)

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York made an interesting move on Tuesday, recalling prospect Josh Ho-Sang from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis, ahead of Thursday’s game in Dallas. Ho-Sang, 20, was the club’s first-round pick (28th overall) at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. A gifted offensive talent, Ho-Sang was a..." February 28

  • Halak drawing trade interest for Isles

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jaroslav Halak’s strong play since being sent to the AHL has reportedly generated trade interest ahead of tomorrow’s deadline. According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the New York Islanders have received two offers for Halak, and a third may be forthcoming. Halak, 31, is 14-2-1 with a .933 save..." February 28

  • Big decision for Garth Snow: Make a trade before deadline or stand pat?

    Newsday "Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Blue Jackets aside, the Islanders’ hot streak under Doug Weight has given them a chance to reach the playoffs. That gets fans excited not just for a playoff trip that seemed like folly five weeks ago but also for the prospect of adding a big piece or two to put the Isles..." February 27

  • Foligno, Anderson help Blue Jackets rout Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It turns out getting away from the ice might have been just what Columbus needed. Nick Foligno and Josh Anderson scored two goals apiece as the Blue Jackets routed the New York Islanders 7-0 Saturday evening at Nationwide Arena. Columbus showed little ill effects coming..." February 25

  • NY Rangers Owner Dolan Backs New Home for Islanders

    Bloomberg "A supergroup of New York sports executives, including owners of the New York Rangers and the New York Mets, is lining up to invest in a new arena just outside of Queens for the National Hockey League’s Islanders, according to people familiar with the discussions. The Islanders play at..." February 24

  • Greiss, Islanders shut out Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens appeared to be headed in the right direction with a big road win Tuesday. Then they got stopped in their tracks Thursday night. The Canadiens once again failed to string wins together with a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre. "We..." February 23

  • Isles open trip with win in Detroit

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings begin their bye week Wednesday, and the New York Islanders gave the Wings a bon voyage they won't soon forget. The Islanders launched a season-high, nine-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over Detroit on Tuesday. "Anytime you've got a road trip like..." February 21

  • Islanders keeping options open ahead of trade deadline

    Newsday "With only 10 days to go until the March 1 trade deadline, the Islanders traditionally would be a team that’s still on the “buy or sell?” fence, given that they still are on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. But this is not a traditional deadline season and the Islanders..." February 21

  • Islanders prep for long trip with win vs. Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As a veteran of 10 NHL seasons and the father of three children, Andrew Ladd grinned Sunday night when he was asked what his New York Islanders teammates could expect when a nine-game road trip -- the longest road trip in franchise history -- begins Tuesday night. "For guys with..." February 19

  • Devils win front of end of pair against Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- In an important division battle pitting one team struggling mightily on home ice and another with a league-low seven victories on the road, the New Jersey Devils got the best of the visiting New York Islanders, skating to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night at the Prudential..." February 18

  • Islanders continue to give Rangers trouble with 4-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For John Tavares, frustration turned to persistence in a span of mere seconds. In fact, persistence was the theme for the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Tavares set up Nikolay Kuleimin for the winning short-handed goal 3:03 into the third period as the Islanders..." February 16

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Possible Islanders Trade Packages for Duchene

    The Hockey Writers "The Colorado Avalanche have a decision this trade deadline — whether or not they trade former first-round pick Matt Duchene. The New York Islanders have an even more important decision: do they trade away pieces of their valued defensive core and youth in order to get him? The Isles have one of..." February 14

  • Matthews scores twice to lead Leafs over Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The New York Islanders were surging, moving within one point of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the standings. The Maple Leafs, who occupy a playoff spot that the Islanders covet, responded to the challenge Tuesday night. With Auston Matthews scoring two goals, little-used Josh..." February 14

  • Isles pull away from Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a span of 12 weeks, the New York Islanders have gone from the worst team in the NHL to a playoff contender, doing what it has to do in beating up on the worst team in the NHL. Anders Lee scored a pair of third period goals Sunday as the Islanders continued their recent surge..." February 12

  • Anderson, Senators blank Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Making his first start in 68 days, Craig Anderson pitched a shutout. The Ottawa Senators goalie returned to the team with a bang, stopping 33 shots in a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday afternoon. Anderson had not played since Dec. 5 because..." February 11

  • Islanders win another under Weight

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- When the New York Islanders fired Jack Capuano and replaced him with interim head coach Doug Weight, they were last in the Eastern Conference standings and eight points behind the Philadelphia Flyers. Since then, the Isles have gone 7-1-2. Their 3-1 victory over the Flyers on..." February 09

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Tavares praises Maple Leafs' Matthews, deflects UFA questions

    Toronto Sun "Being from the Toronto area, John Tavares is well aware of the hype that comes with the territory and the wild demand for the resident NHL team to have a homegrown superstar. The Mississauga native sees it whenever his New York Islanders are in town to face the Leafs, when he plays in front of..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07