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Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Agrees to two-year deal
Skarek inked a two-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Tuesday.
Skarek posted a 15-16-3 record with a 3.37 GAA and an .892 save percentage in 38 games for AHL Bridgeport last season. The 23-year-old netminder will likely begin the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Joins Islanders
Skarek was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Monday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Skarek posted a 15-16-3 record in the minors this season with a 3.37 GAA and an .892 save percentage in 38 appearances. He will serve as the third goaltender for the Islanders in the postseason behind Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Goalie of the month
Skarek was named goalie of the month for Bridgeport of the AHL, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Skarek went 5-0-2 with a 1.98 GAA and .935 save percentage in seven games in January. Those numbers could make it easier for the Islanders to consider a trade of Semyon Varlamov at the NHL trade deadline. Varlamov and Ilya Sorokin have pretty much split the starting job over the past two seasons. However, with the Islanders still up against the salary cap, they could decide to move on from Varlamov and save his $5 million versus the cap next season. Skarek will likely be the backup to Sorokin if that's the case.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Assigned to AHL affiliate
Skarek was assigned to AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday.
Ilya Sorokin and Cory Schneider are currently serving as the Islanders' top-two netminders, and Semyon Varlamov (undisclosed) should be ready to return soon, so there's no reason for the team to carry Skarek as a fourth goalie. The 21-year-old Skarek will undoubtedly spend most of the campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Back to minors
Skarek was demoted to AHL Bridgeport on Monday, CapFriendly reports.
Skarek has yet to make his NHL debut. The 21-year-old netminder owns a .895 save percentage and 3.33 GAA through seven AHL games this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Up to taxi squad Wednesday
Skarek was promoted to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Cory Schneider was assigned to AHL Bridgeport on a conditioning loan, so Skarek will serve as the No. 3 goalie for the Islanders. Once Schneider's loan is done, Skarek will likely return to the minors.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Assigned to minor-league affiliate
Skarek was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Skarek is expected to return to the taxi squad after starting for Bridgeport on Wednesday. The 21-year-old netminder has yet to make his NHL debut.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Appears on taxi squad
Skarek was promoted to the Islanders' taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.
Skarek has played mostly with AHL Bridgeport this season. He's posted a 1-4-0 record with a 3.25 GAA and an .895 save percentage in five games in the minors, where he figures to get most of his playing time this year.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Sent to AHL
Skarek was sent to AHL Bridgeport on Friday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Skarek is no better than fourth on the depth chart in goal for the Islanders. If he were to start a game for the team this season, things must have gone terribly wrong between the pipes. Skarek will serve as organizational depth in goal.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Loaned overseas
Skarek will join Finnish team Heinolan Peliitat on loan for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Skarek split time between the AHL and ECHL last season but struggled regardless, posting sub-900 save percentages with both teams and registered just six wins in a combined 30 games. At this point, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting the 21-year-old netminder to crack the Isles roster any time soon, making him a non-factor in almost all formats.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: On ice Wednesday
Skarek (undisclosed) joined the Isles for Wednesday's practice session, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Skarek won't be getting into a game for the club anytime soon and should be considered a longshot for the 23-man roster next year. The 20-year-old netminder saw action in 16 contests for AHL Bridgeport in this season but still split time in the ECHL as well, something he shouldn't have to do in 2020-21.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Jakub Skarek: Missing again Tuesday
Skarek was not on the ice for the second day in a row Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Skarek almost certainly is fourth on the team depth chart, so his chances of actually playing in any games are pretty much nil. Heading into the play-in series against Florida, the Isles figure to utilize Seymon Varlamov between the pipes.... See More ... See Less
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