New York Post "The Islanders do not need a road map to find where the purse strings are, nor how to tighten them. Yet as that grip has eased with the transition to new ownership and the first year of their cash-laden deal with Barclays Center, priorities have shifted back to fielding the best team they can, with..." March 30
#Isles Frans Nielsen has been activated off Injured Reserve. Mike Halmo returned to Bridgeport
NHL.com "New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen sustained a broken hand on a slash by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson during their game Saturday, according to a report by Arthur Staple of Newsday. Johnson received a two-game suspension Tuesday from the NHL Department of Player Safety." February 11
So Nielsen may be able to play 2/27. More likely he'll miss the first week of #Isles games after Olympic break.
Newsday "Frans Nielsen's pride and joy comes from being a smart player in his own zone. The 29-year-old Islanders center talks often and candidly about wanting to be defensively responsible before thinking about offense. That responsibility is admirable but it has often been at odds with the role..." October 21
NHL.com "New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen has been fined $5000 for slashing Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal in NHL Game No. 38 on Long Island on Tuesday October 8 the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 13:42 of the third period...." October 10