Player News - Islanders

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Anthony Beauvillier registered two assists in the Islanders' 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto Thursday night.

Beauvillier has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has 14 goals and 23 points in 51 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 5:14 AM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 28 of the 31 shots he faced on Thursday night as the New York Islanders dropped a 4-3 shootout decision the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Halak and the Islanders held an early 2-0 lead following goals by Ryan Pulock and Mathew Barzal but the Leafs came back strong with goals from Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly to tie it up. New York took back the lead on a goal by Jordan Eberle but Matthews redirected a Jake Gardiner shot past Halak with just under four minutes left to play in the third. Tyler Bozak put one past the Isles' goaltender to earn the Leafs the victory. Halak is now 18-19-5 with a 3.20 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 10:25 PM

Mathew Barzal scored a goal and added two assists but it wasn't enough as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the New York Islanders in the shootout by a score of 4-3.

It is Barzal's seventh game with more than three points this season, his rookie year. His goal came midway through the first period off a rebound and put the Islanders up to an early two-goal lead. The lead didn't stand however as the Leafs bounced back with two goals of their own before Barzal assisted on Eberle's go-ahead goal early in the third period. Unfortunately for the Isles, that wasn't enough either as Auston Matthews tied it late, leading to a shootout loss for New York. Barzal now has 17 goals and 65 points in 62 games this season.
Feb 22 - 10:13 PM

Jason Chimera will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Chimera has two goals, nine assists and a minus-11 rating in 58 games this season. This is the fourth game in a row that he'll watch from the press box. Alan Quine and Dennis Seidenberg are also expected to serve as healthy scratches.
Feb 22 - 6:41 PM

The New York Islanders and Josh Bailey are reportedly close to a multi-year agreement.

The final terms will reportedly be in the ballpark of five or six years with an annual cap hit of about $5 million. If that ends up being what happens, it seems pretty reasonable. Bailey is enjoying a huge season with 15 goals and 62 points in 57 contests, so if he manages to stay at that level then the Islanders will be getting a big bargain. Of course, they're also assuming a risk given that for most of his career, Bailey has been a 30-40ish point player. That being said, he did have 13 goals and 56 points in 2016-17, so while he's reaching new heights this season, it didn't come completely out of nowhere. Plus, if re-signing him helps convince his frequent linemate John Tavares to stay with the Islanders, then this will be money well spent.
Feb 22 - 5:59 PM

Jaroslav Halak will be the Islanders' starter Thursday night.

Halak will attempt to bounce back after allowing five goals on 32 shots on Monday. He has a 3.22 GAA and .911 save percentage in 42 contests this season.
Feb 22 - 12:25 PM

Tanner Fritz scored his first career NHL goal on Monday.

Fritz was playing in his 14th career game. The 26-year-old did excel offensively at the AHL level, but we don't anticipate him making a big impact in the NHL.
Feb 20 - 5:15 AM

Jaroslav Halak permitted five goals on 32 shots in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Monday.

Halak had a 50-save shutout against the Rangers on Thursday, but he was unable to build on that performance. He has played some solid games lately, but it hasn't been a good season for Halak or anyone else in the Islanders' crease. Halak's record slips to 18-19-4 on the year with a 3.22 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Feb 19 - 4:06 PM

Anders Lee notched a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Monday afternoon.

Lee earned his second straight 30-goal season. He has amassed 48 points in 61 games this season. Tanner Fritz and Ross Johnston had the other markers for the Islanders in the loss.
Feb 19 - 4:01 PM

Jaroslav Halak has been confirmed as New York's starter for Monday's matinee match against Minnesota.

Thomas Greiss is out with a lower-body injury, so Halak was expected to be in the crease. Halak has posted a record of 18-18-4 this season with a 3.17 GAA and .912 save percentage in 41 appearances.
Feb 19 - 11:15 AM

Christopher Gibson has been called up on an emergency basis by the Islanders.

Gibson will be Jaroslav Halak's backup Monday afternoon against Minnesota because Thomas Greiss is sidelined with a lower-body injury.
Feb 19 - 11:12 AM

Thomas Greiss (lower body) does not have a timetable for his return yet, but coach Doug Weight doesn't believe it will be "too long."

Greiss was placed on injured reserve Monday retroactive to Feb. 16. Christopher Gibson has been recalled on an emergency basis to serve as Jaroslav Halak's understudy.
Feb 19 - 11:10 AM

Look for Jaroslav Halak to get the start in net for the Islanders Monday.

The Islanders are home to Minnesota and with Thomas Greiss day-to-day with a lower body injury, the start will fall to Halak who is coming off a 50 save shutout against the Rangers Thursday. Halak is 18-18-4 this season with a 3.17 GAA and a .912 save percentage. Start him if you normally would.
Feb 19 - 8:04 AM

Thomas Greiss is day-to-day with a lower body injury.

Greiss was injured during Friday's 45-save shutout win over Carolina. "He’s pretty good," coach Doug Weight said of Greiss. "We are going to do some evaluating and make a final ruling here moving forward. We’re prepared for anything. Obviously, Bridgeport [the Islanders’ minor-league affiliate] is close, so if we need to do something for [Monday], we’ll be fine." Greiss is 11-7-2 this season with a 3.84 GAA and a .892 save percentage.
Feb 19 - 8:01 AM

Thomas Greiss (undisclosed) did not take part in Sunday's practice.

"He just tweaked something. We're going to have it looked at and make a final ruling here moving forward," coach Doug Weight said. "We're prepared for anything. Obviously Bridgeport is close so if we need to do something for tomorrow we'll be fine." Greiss posted a 45-save shutout on Friday against Carolina, but may have been hurt in the process.
Feb 18 - 12:55 PM


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