Grabovski said he felt good after practice today. If he goes through AM skate well tomorrow, he'll play for #Isles vs. Stars.
Josh Bailey has a broken hand. Out indefinitely. #Isles
New York Post "The Bruins lost the game to the Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left Thursday night’s game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return. Coach Claude Julien..." October 24
#ISLES INJURY REPORT: Josh Bailey will not return for the third period (hand).
CBSSports.com "The New York Islanders have been enjoying a strong start to the season. However, after losing their last two games, they could use a boost. They'll get it Thursday night in the form of veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who will make his first appearance of the 2014-15 season Thursday night..." October 23
CSN New England "Johnny Boychuk texted every member of the Bruins team after learning he’d been traded to the New York Islanders. It was the affable B’s defenseman’s way of saying goodbye to his teammates knowing they’d be hopping on the runaway train known as the NHL regular season and Boychuk would be spending..." October 22
New York Post "There were times in the not-so-distant past when scares likes this sent shockwaves through the whole Islanders organization, and disaster seemed imminent. Yet when top defenseman Travis Hamonic went off the ice twice during Monday’s practice – the second time clutching at his left side/ribcage..." October 22
Toronto Sun "The cover photo of the Maple Leafs’ media guide has a smiling Phil Kessel and linemate James van Riemsdyk celebrating a goal. It was almost a case of false advertising until the pair lit up Long Island on Tuesday night. Two beautiful Kessel goals and one from van Riemsdyk led the way in the..." October 22
Waivers: COLIN MCDONALD NYI
Capuano: Mikhail Grabovski skated this morning and is considered day-to-day. #Isles
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sure, Evgeni Malkin’s teammates noticed the goal he scored. It was pretty tough to overlook. They saw how he set up Patric Hornqvist’s game-winning goal in the Penguins’ 3-1 victory against the New York Islanders Saturday night at Consol Energy Center just 55 seconds later, too. But for..." October 19
Mikhail Grabovski awoke with concussion symptoms on Friday after passing concussion test Thursday night, sources say. #Isles
Grabovski won't travel to Pittsburgh with #Isles. Out indefinitely is all I've heard.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The New York Islanders are not just making noise in the early days of this season. They’re threatening to make franchise history. Which, considering their legacy — the Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup titles a few decades back — is no small feat. The 2014-15 Islanders will be..." October 18
Forbes.com "Charles Wang has lost a lot of money with the New York Islanders since buying the NHL team in 2000 for $130 million (excluding the real estate he also acquired as part of the deal), and he has explored selling the team several times. But last week Wang finally struck gold when he sold the team to..." October 18
#ISLES INJURY UPDATE: Mikhail Grabovski will not return to the game (upper body).
New York Post "No one was willing to call this a declaration or a statement. Not this early in the season. But what was so clearly seen on Tuesday night at the Garden was two New York teams switch their recent histories, with the Rangers going into an utterly disastrous five-minute defensive tailspin and the..." October 15
New York Post "The cheers were loud and hearty and often. And on this historic night, they were deserved. The Islanders gave the fans at the Coliseum a reason to celebrate in the final home opener at this old hockey barn on Saturday night, with their much-hyped team delivering a fast and physical brand of..." October 12
Islanders Point Blank "It was a night of impressive Game 1s, led by center Brock Nelson (two goals, two assists). John Tavares had three assists and newcomer Johnny Boychuk a goal and two assists. The Islanders led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after the second, all on power-play goals. Goalie Jaroslav Halak..." October 11
USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09
Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08
CLB claims Skille from NYI
Sportsnet.ca "The New York Islanders strengthened arguably their biggest weakness by acquiring defencemen Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk in separate trades Saturday. The Islanders got Leddy from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for ex-Toronto Marlies defenceman T.J. Brennan, defensive prospect Ville Pokka..." October 05
Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders signed 2014 first-rounder (28th overall) Joshua Ho-Sang to an entry-level deal on Saturday, bringing him a step closer to backing up his pretty bold words. Heading into the draft, the 18-year-old claimed that he possesses “No.1 overall talent.” His willingness to be..." October 04
Newsday "Some more reactions -- mine (knee-jerk) and the players' (post-game) -- from Thursday night in Newark: For those concerned about the possibility of Ryan Strome being Nino Niederreiter Part II, all you need to see are Strome's quotes from after the game, his best of the preseason. "My first..." October 03
Visnovsky (back), Grabner (upper body), Carkner (upper body) did not skate. #Isles
New York Post "The NHL’s problem child franchise in Phoenix is about to change hands again, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway, who attempted to buy the Devils two years ago and believed he had an agreement to buy the Islanders earlier this year before Charles Wang switched course and instead reached a..." October 03
New York Post "Like the chicken and the egg, the question remains. What comes first: A sports franchise establishing the proper culture before winning, or does winning establish the proper culture? The idea of the culture coming first is a little too intangible for Islanders general manager Garth Snow...." October 02
Newsday "The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Islanders from Charles Wang to businessmen Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday. The deal, which Bettman said has not been finalized, calls for Ledecky and Malkin to own a minority stake in..." October 01
Newsday "John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since..." September 30
Michael Dal Colle has signed his entry-level contract with NYI.
Newsday "With half of training camp gone, the roster decisions are supposed to be getting clearer for Jack Capuano and the Islanders' coaching staff. But there may be a spot on defense that is even more up for grabs now than it was when camp began last Friday. Griffin Reinhart was thought to be the..." September 28
New York Post "When Jack Capuano gets excited, he talks very fast, with little time to pause for sentences or breath. Kind of like Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, when the Islanders coach spoke emphatically about a coming season ripe with lofty goals and historical significance. “The expectations are..." September 25
Newsday "Jack Skille is one of a group of new Islanders who probably thought, when they signed towards the end of a busy July 1, they had a better than decent shot to crack an opening-night roster in need of some overhauling. Of course, that changed by the end of business on July 2. Skille, Cory..." September 13
TheScore.com "Kyle Okposo reached new heights with the New York Islanders in 2013-14, recording career-highs in goals (27) and points (69) in 71 games played during his seventh professional season. Okposo, who is finally living up to his potential at age 26 after being drafted seventh overall in 2006,..." September 11
Newsday "John Spano, whose infamous bid to buy the Islanders in 1997 landed him in prison for bank fraud, has been indicted by a grand jury in Ohio on one count of theft and 44 counts of forgery. Spano, 50, of Madison, Ohio, was arrested Aug. 21 and pleaded not guilty to accusations that he forged..." September 11
New York Post "The words “roster changes” were said, and John Tavares’ eyes lit up. Without any more prompting, the Islanders all-world center went straight for the position that has plagued his franchise for almost two decades. “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on..." September 11
Newsday "Rick DiPietro and Alan Hahn were supposed to be preparing for a radio show, but the conversation again had gone "off the rails," as they like to put it. The subject: Batman vs. Superman. "Batman is Inspector Gadget with a cool suit," DiPietro said before veering into an analysis of Aquaman and..." September 06
ESPN.com "With news last week that New York Islanders team owner Charles Wang was selling a majority ownership of the franchise, there are plenty of changes in store. A group led by Jon Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin has purchased a minority share in the team, with that stake slated to..." September 02
Pro Hockey Talk "After spending the 2013-14 season away from the game, defenseman Keith Seabrook is returning to hockey signing a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday. He is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, and two-time Stanley Cup champion, Brent..." August 23
ESPN New York "Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday. Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached a deal to purchase a "substantial minority..." August 19
New York Post "This could make for an uncomfortable family reunion. An adviser working for the hedge-fund manager who sued the New York Islanders for reneging on a deal to sell him the team is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s half-brother, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway hired Jeffrey Pollack several..." August 15
New York Daily News "Islanders owner Charles Wang is being sued for reneging on the sale of his NHL franchise and accused of allowing “greed” motivated by an “unrelated,” more lucrative bid for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to compromise the deal. Wang was whacked on Monday with a $10 million lawsuit from..." August 12
Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24
NHL.com "The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with goaltender Kevin Poulin on a two-year contract, Tim Wharnsby of CBC.ca reported. The signing would avoid a salary arbitration hearing. It is a two-way contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the minors, Wharnsby reported. Poulin went..." July 24
#Isles have placed F Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers.
#Isles have signed Casey Cizikas to 2-year, $2-million contract and Calvin de Haan to 3-year, $5.9 million contract.
Snow, on Josh Ho-Sang: "Probably has the most talent of anyone in that entire draft." #Isles