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  • UBS Arena
  • NYI -178, O/U 5.5
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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
30-9-8 68
31-13-4 66
26-14-8 60
26-19-6 58
24-15-9 57
23-22-5 51
20-21-9 49
15-30-3 33

Top Islanders News

  • Islanders' Noah Dobson: Out until after All-Star break

    Dobson (lower body) will be out of action until after the All-Star break, according to Andrew Gross of Newsday.

    Dobson has missed the last two games and will miss a pair of games this weekend -- the Islanders have nine days off after Saturday's game versus Vegas. Dobson has 10 goals and 27 points in 48 games this season.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Expected to start Friday

    Sorokin is expected to be between the home pipes versus Detroit on Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Sorokin was the first goaltender off the ice while Semyon Varlamov stayed on to practice with the extras, indicating Sorokin will get the start. Sorokin is 15-16-4 with three shutouts, a 2.44 GAA and a .922 save percentage this season. He will face the Red Wings, who are averaging 3.06 goals per game, 20th in the NHL.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Back to the bench

    Johnston has been a healthy scratch for the past two games.

    The Islanders, who are struggling mightily, gave Johnston a couple of games to see if he could spark the team. In those games versus the Sabres and Hurricanes, Johnston didn't register a point and only had two hits. He's not the problem with the team, but he's certainly not the solution. The Islanders have lost six straight games. They are 1-7-3 in their last 11 games.

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  • Islanders' Semyon Varlamov: Gives up two in loss

    Varlamov made 36 saves in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Senators.

    Varlamov did what he could to keep his team in this one, but the Islanders couldn't dig out of a 2-0 hole and fell to 1-7-3 over their last 11 games. Both Varlamov and Ilya Sorokin generally give the Islanders a chance to win, but unless the anemic offense in front of them picks things up, it will be hard for the team to work its way back into playoff contention.

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  • Islanders' Oliver Wahlstrom: Still not ready to play

    Wahlstrom (lower body) is still not close to being ready to return to the lineup, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Wednesday will mark the 14th straight game that Wahlstrom has missed due to the injury. The Islanders have been struggling to score goals, as they only have 17 tallies in their last 10 games. Even if he were healthy and playing, Wahlstrom wouldn't be an immediate cure for what ails the team, but he could certainly help get them on the right path. The Isles haven't announced the exact nature of Wahlstrom's injury or a timetable for his return, but it seems unlikely he'll be ready to return before the All-Star break.

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  • Islanders' Noah Dobson: Missing another game

    Dobson (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday versus the Senators, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Dobson will miss his second straight game with the injury. His absence likely means Samuel Bolduc will continue to play on the third pairing. Dobson's next chance to play is Friday versus the Red Wings.

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  • Islanders' Semyon Varlamov: First goalie off Wednesday

    Varlamov was the first goalie to exit the ice Wednesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports, indicating he'll be in goal versus the Senators on the road.

    Varlamov has appeared in just two of the Islanders' last 17 contests, suffering a pair of losses in which he conceded eight goals on 45 shots (.822 save percentage). With a back-to-back against the Red Wings Wings and the Golden Knights on Friday and Saturday, respectively, Varlamov will likely get another start soon.

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  • Islanders' Scott Mayfield: Scoreless in five straight

    Mayfield failed to register a point and had a minus-1 rating in a 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Monday.

    Mayfield has five goals, 12 points, and a rating of plus-3 in 49 games this season. Mayfield is also an unrestricted free agent after this season. General manager Lou Lamoriello will have some decisions to make as the March 3 trade deadline approaches. The Islanders have lost nine of their last 10 games. They have not scored a goal in the 3rd period of any of those games. They are currently tied with the Panthers and Sabres for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. If this team continues to crater, Lamoriello will need to make moves to improve the organization for next season. One of those moves could be to trade a UFA like Mayfield.

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  • Islanders' Anders Lee: Carries offense in Monday's loss

    Lee scored two goals in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    The 32-year-old's efforts gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead early in the second period, but the wheels came off for New York after that. It's the third multi-goal performance of the season for Lee, who now has 17 tallies and 33 points through 49 games as he marches toward his sixth career 25-goal campaign.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Falls to Leafs

    Sorokin turned aside 34 shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to Toronto.

    The islanders took a 2-1 lead early in the second period, but the game was all Maple Leafs after that as Toronto's big stars overwhelmed New York's defense. Sorokin has won only one of his last eight starts, going 1-4-3 over that stretch with a 2.98 GAA and .910 save percentage, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see Semyon Varlamov get a little more work in the short term in order to give Sorokin a chance to rest and regain his focus.

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  • Islanders' Noah Dobson: Unavailable Monday

    Dobson (undisclosed) will not suit up Monday against Toronto, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

    Dobson was considered a game-time decision so it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything serious. The 23-year-old was injured Saturday against the Hurricanes. Samuel Bolduc was recalled and will make his NHL debut Monday.

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  • Islanders' Anders Lee: Goalless in last six games

    Lee has only one point, an assist, in his last six games.

    You can go up and down the lineup for the Islanders and pull out statistics that are similar to this one or even worse. The team as a whole is struggling mightily to score goals at this point in the season, as it has lit the lamp only 15 times in the last nine games. The Isles hope to rectify that situation Monday when they are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs.

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  • Islanders' Dennis Cholowski: Returns to AHL

    Cholowski was assigned to AHL Bridgeport on Monday.

    Cholowski played in two games with New York following his recall from the minors last Wednesday. He has 17 assists in 35 AHL outings this year. The Islanders activated Adam Pelech (head) from injured reserve in a corresponding move.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Removed from IR

    Pelech (head) was taken off injured reserve ahead of Monday's matchup with Toronto, per the NHL media site.

    Pelech looks set to play for the first time since Dec. 6 versus the Blues, a stretch of 21 games on injured reserve. The Toronto-born defenseman figures to pair up with long-time partner Ryan Pulock on the Isles' top pair. Despite his return to the lineup, Pelech won't offer more than middling offensive production, having reached the 20-point mark just twice in his seven-year NHL career.

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  • Islanders' Hudson Fasching: Designated for injured reserve

    Fasching (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, per the NHL media site.

    Fasching has already missed two games due to his lower-body issue and will now make way for Kyle Palmieri (upper body), who was activated in a corresponding move. The 27-year-old Fasching has just one point in his last nine contests while garnering nine shots, 12 hits and four PIM.

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  • Islanders' Kyle Palmieri: Taken off IR

    Palmieri (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Monday, per the NHL media site.

    Palmieri appears to be ready to return to the lineup Monday against Toronto. He has been sidelined since Dec. 16. Palmieri, who has accounted for nine points, 39 shots on goal and 34 hits in 21 games this season, should find himself back in the top-six forward group of the Islanders.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.86
(24th)
2.78
(10th)
16.1
(30th)

Injuries

Player Injury
N. Dobson D Noah Dobson D Lower Body
O. Wahlstrom RW Oliver Wahlstrom RW Lower Body
H. Fasching RW Hudson Fasching RW Lower Body
C. Clutterbuck RW Cal Clutterbuck RW Upper Body

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