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  • Panthers, Islanders Expected To Be Active This Off-Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the New York Islanders sitting in second place in the Metropolitan Division and the Florida Panthers not yet out of postseason contention, eight points back of the final wild card slot with a game in hand, fans are not yet looking toward next season with plenty of meaningful games left..." March 18

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Islanders' Lehner calls goalie collisions 'a problem around the league'

    New York Post "Robin Lehner has channeled his inner Billy Smith. Lehner was emerging as the Islanders starting goalie with the playoffs right around the corner when the Senators’ Brady Tkachuk came barreling down and railroaded him on March 5 at the Coliseum. It presumably gave Lehner a..." March 14

  • Lehner could play for Islanders against Canadiens "Robin Lehner could play for the New York Islanders against the Montreal Canadiens at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV). Lehner practiced Wednesday, his first time since sustaining an upper-body injury during the third period of a 5-4 shootout win against..." March 13

  • Islanders owner insists arena at Belmont Park is ‘on schedule’

    New York Post "There is no reason to panic about the process that is predictably dragging through the political sphere as the Islanders try to develop a new arena at Belmont Park. “Everything is moving forward on schedule,” owner Jon Ledecky told The Post during his team’s 5-2..." March 11

  • Voracek rebukes Boychuk: 'He's pointing at me like it's WrestleMania'

    The Score "New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk was visually upset with Jakub Voracek after the Philadelphia Flyers forward injured him with a reverse hit on Saturday night. But it's safe to say Voracek wasn't pleased with the way Boychuk responded to the..." March 10

  • With Robin Lehner injured, Islanders recall Christopher Gibson

    Yardbarker "The New York Islanders won in a shootout over the Ottawa Senators last night, but may have lost a key part of their team in the process. Robin Lehner was injured on a collision with Brady Tkachuk, and though there is no word yet on how serious the injury is, Christopher Gibson has..." March 08

  • Islanders keep Michael Dal Colle, send Joshua Ho-Sang to AHL

    Yardbarker "The New York Islanders have made the decision on which of their young forwards to keep for the time being, changing Michael Dal Colle’s emergency recall to a regular one and assigning Joshua Ho-Sang back to the minor leagues. Dal Colle, 22, is finally making good on the..." March 08

  • Islanders’ Robin Lehner ‘day to day’ amid concussion talk

    New York Post "The early prognosis doesn’t seem too bad, and Islanders goalie Robin Lehner was declared “day to day” by coach Barry Trotz on Thursday before his team swept a home-and-home with the Senators, taking a 4-2 victory. Lehner remained back in New York, where he..." March 08

  • Isles' Lehner (UBI) day-to-day

    TSN "Isles head coach Barry Trotz said goaltender Robin Lehner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury but did nor confirm nor deny if he has a concussion according to TSN's Brent Wallace.  Lehner was forced to leave New York's matchup with the Ottawa Senators in the third..." March 07

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Barry Trotz downplays hitting 800-win milestone

    New York Post "Understandable that a personal record wasn’t the first thing Barry Trotz was thinking about. But after everything, the Islanders coach was appreciative of the 5-4 shootout victory over the Senators on Tuesday night at the Coliseum that gave him career win No. 800, just..." March 06

  • Trotz says it's time for the Islanders to regroup

    Newsday "Barry Trotz pointed to his forehead. “When you’re really sharp, it’s not really the legs, it’s right here,” the Islanders coach said. And there’s no doubt the Islanders have been struggling over the last two games with their mental focus..." March 06

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky says Belmont arena 'on track for the 2021-22 season'

    Newsday "The Islanders’ proposed new arena at Belmont Park remains “on track for the 2021-22 season,” co-owner Jon Ledecky told Newsday on Sunday. “We’re keenly focused on making sure the project stays on track, and I’ve been assured by many parties that is..." March 04

  • Why Barry Trotz thought it was finally time to pull Robin Lehner

    New York Post "Robin Lehner has been a revelation on the ice, helping to pen a compelling tale for himself and the Islanders. But Lehner was pulled from the net for the first time this season after allowing three goals on 13 shots by the 3:18 mark of the second period in Sunday’s 4-1 loss..." March 04

  • Maple Leafs, fans remind John Tavares why he chose Toronto

    Sportsnet "Love, it turns out, is only a 90-minute flight away from hate. Feeling the need to reassure John Tavares that he made the right decision 48 hours after he’d been pilloried by scorn and embarrassed by the scoreboard during his Long Island homecoming, the city of Toronto welcomed..." March 03

  • Lehner using new approach for NHL career-best season "Robin Lehner knows his personal success this season is tied to the New York Islanders' turnaround on defense under first-year coach Barry Trotz, but the 27-year-old goalie also has undergone a transformation in the way he plays. For all the justifiable attention on Trotz's..." March 01

  • Matt Martin: Islanders fans will ‘make it hard’ on John Tavares

    Sportsnet "Matt Martin blows up a smile bigger than one of his finished checks. The thoughtful bruiser has just been asked if there might be a little money on the board for this one, the much-hyped John Tavares Return Game at Nassau Coliseum. “Yeah, probably,” he..." February 28

  • Barry Trotz: This game is about more than just John Tavares

    New York Post "For most of the thousands inside the Coliseum, Thursday night will be about the return of John Tavares. For Barry Trotz and the Islanders, they insist it will be about a simpler, less emotional focus. “Toronto’s probably rallying around John right now,..." February 28

  • Tavares on Long Island return: 'I really embraced being an Islander'

    The Score "After leaving the New York Islanders for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs this past summer, John Tavares will finally return to Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night. "I grew a lot in my time there and really thankful for the impact a lot of people had..." February 27

  • Andrew Ladd, Thomas Hickey Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Islanders didn’t make a big splash at the trade deadline yesterday, but it may still feel like it to the dressing room. Today the team officially activated Andrew Ladd and Thomas Hickey from injured reserve and both are expected to be in the lineup tonight..." February 26

  • Cal Clutterbuck, Islanders can probably breathe a little easier at trade deadline

    Newsday "Cal Clutterbuck, who made his NHL debut in 2007 with the Wild and has been dealt once, still hasn’t formulated a good way to feel comfortable around the NHL trade deadline, which is Monday at 3 p.m. “I don’t know how to approach it,” the Islanders right wing..." February 25

  • Report: Islanders sign Seidenberg to 1-year, $700K deal

    The Score "The New York Islanders signed veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a one-year, pro-rated $700,000 contract on Sunday, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. The Isles signed Seidenberg to a professional tryout to start the season and he's been..." February 25

  • Islanders, Panthers, Sabres Sign Minor League Goaltenders

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Several teams have fortified their depth in net before the NHL Trade Deadline, which also acts as a deadline for players to sign and be postseason-eligible. The New York Islanders have signed Jeremy Smith, the Florida Panthers have signed Chris Driedger, and the Buffalo..." February 24

  • McDavid: 'I wasn't expecting to be suspended'

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he did not expect to receive supplemental discipline from the NHL Player Safety for his hit on New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy. "I wasn't expecting to be suspended but after the tone of the hearing I wasn't..." February 23

  • Connor McDavid to have hearing for illegal check to head on Leddy

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid will have a hearing on Friday for his illegal check to the head on New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy in Thursday's victory, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.

  • Report: Rangers and Islanders Among 4 Teams on Artemi Panarin's Wish List

    12 Up "The NHL trade deadline is right around the corner. With many contenders looking to make a move, there is no bigger name available right now than Artemi Panarin.  You may think the Blue Jackets should keep the talented winger but all signs point to him moving on. He will..." February 21

  • Tavares’ former teammates not buying criticisms of his character

    Sportsnet "He may not be their teammate anymore, but the New York Islanders are still quick to stand up for John Tavares. A handful of veterans reacted emphatically when asked Tuesday about a tweet from retired Islander Rob Schremp that appeared to question his former..." February 20

  • Islanders recall Andrew Ladd, Thomas Hickey from conditioning stints

    Yardbarker "The New York Islanders made a handful of moves this morning, first sending Michael Dal Colle back to the minor leagues. The team has also recalled Andrew Ladd and Thomas Hickey from their respective conditioning stints, though neither have actually been activated from injured reserve yet. Dal..." February 19

  • Former Islander Rob Schremp slams Tavares' work ethic

    Yahoo! Sports "The build-up to John Tavares’ Long Island return keeps getting more and more interesting. While New York Islanders’ fans have been bitter since the day the star left the club, a former teammate of his decided to pile on via Twitter. If Tavares ever needs a letter..." February 17

  • Lamoriello OK with Islanders standing pat before Trade Deadline "The New York Islanders have nine days before the NHL Trade Deadline to decide whether they'll make any moves, but general manager Lou Lamoriello will hardly be devastated if nothing happens. Lamoriello was hired as president of hockey operations by the Islanders on May 22, 2018,..." February 16

  • Islanders will play 1st-round playoff games at Coliseum if they qualify

    Sporting News "Islanders fans will get what they want. New York announced Friday, it will play its home games in the first round of the playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum if the Islanders make it to the postseason. The Islanders have been splitting their home games between the..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Tavares still has 'no regrets' about leaving Islanders

    The Score "With John Tavares set to make his return to Long Island in two weeks, questions about his decision to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs this past offseason are already rolling in. "I have absolutely no regrets," Tavares told reporters following..." February 11

  • Deadline extended for comments on Islanders' Belmont arena plan

    Newsday "The deadline to submit written comments to the state regarding the Islanders’ proposed $1.2 billion arena development at Belmont Park has been extended by three weeks. The new deadline is March 1. The extension comes a month after the state's economic development..." February 05

  • Islanders enjoying success in Nassau Coliseum return

    Pro Hockey Talk "This season has played out beyond the dreams of New York Islanders fans through 49 games. The team sits in first place seven months to the day that John Tavares announced he would be leaving to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and they’ve added their old home, Nassau Coliseum, to 21..." February 01

  • Gaudreau leads 3 Stars of the Month "Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of January.   FIRST STAR - JOHNNY GAUDREAU, LW, CALGARY..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Islanders recall Michael Dal Colle, Devon Toews from Bridegport

    Newsday "The Islanders recalled forward Michael Dal Colle and defenseman Devon Toews from Bridgeport (AHL) on Thursday as they prepare to resume their season after their combined All-Star break and bye week. The Islanders had a practice scheduled for Thursday afternoon before facing the..." January 31

  • Why The Islanders Should Be Aggressive Through the Trade Deadline

    Lighthouse Hockey "Well, this is a piece that I did not expect to write this season. The All-Star break is officially upon Islander-land with Long Island’s own a surprising leader of the pack in the Metropolitan Division. Yes, you read that correctly. The Islanders are in first place at the..." January 23

  • Robin Lehner’s turnaround powers surging Islanders

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just as news was breaking that he was the NHL’s “First Star of the Week,” New York Islanders goalie Robin Lehner was deflecting the individual praise and identifying the accomplishment as a team effort. “It’s nice when you get recognized sometimes but..." January 22

  • Cal Clutterbuck has been key for the Islanders' success

    Newsday "Cal Clutterbuck did not garner All-Star consideration, which is no surprise since players nominally considered fourth-line grinders and agitators rarely do. But there’s certainly more to the right wing’s game than checking ability – evidenced by his recent spate of..." January 22

  • Remarkable turnaround for Robin Lehner in his first season with Islanders

    Newsday "Robin Lehner never doubted he still could play hockey despite his battles with addiction and mental health issues. But he never envisioned his first season with the Islanders going this smoothly for him and so successfully for the team. “No, I was in a very dark place,”..." January 21

  • New York Islanders Could Be Buyers At Trade Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Just a few weeks ago, most people felt the New York Islanders would be sellers at the deadline as the team has a number of players ready to hit unrestricted free agency at the end of the season, including Jordan Eberle, Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, Valtteri Filppula as well as goaltender Robin..." January 20

  • Islanders Have Chance To Bring Sorokin To U.S. Next Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It was initially reported in December that goaltending prospect Ilya Sorokin was unlikely to join the New York Islanders next season due to the fact that the 23-year-old goaltender still has one more year on his contract with CSKA Moscow and the rumor was that the KHL wasn’t interested in..." January 20

  • Where would the Islanders play their home playoff games?

    Newsday "The Islanders are looking like a playoff team on the ice, but where the team will play its potential home games in the postseason remains an open question. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said by email Friday that the Islanders’ postseason home will be decided after..." January 19

  • Barry Trotz’s emotional return to D.C. will also have playoff feel

    Pro Hockey Talk "Barry Trotz may want to treat Friday’s meeting with the Washington Capitals as “any other game,” but it will be anything but that as he returns to D.C. for the first time since the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. The Islanders and Trotz will visit Capital One Arena for the..." January 18

  • Islanders coach Barry Trotz knows playoff hockey is a different game

    Newsday "The Islanders have played well enough to be in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. But Barry Trotz, who led the Capitals to the Stanley Cup last season, understands the difference between playing hockey in January and once the postseason begins. So, as he tries to guide the..." January 16