Islanders Rumors & News

  • Islanders get better of old pal Nabokov, Lightning in 5-2 win

    New York Post "It was less about the actual goaltenders than about what they represent. Tuesday night at the Coliseum was a singular event — a 5-2 Islanders win over the mighty Lightning that saw old friend Evgeni Nabokov start in the Tampa Bay net, and new addition Jaroslav Halak hold his own in the home..." November 19

  • Former Islander Evgeni Nabokov has good feelings about his old team

    Newsday "Evgeni Nabokov didn't get to do anything but see his old Islanders pals here Saturday, but there's a decent chance he'll be in net when the Lightning visits the Coliseum on Tuesday. When the chatty goalie was asked if he might run his mouth on the ice, he smiled. "Well,'' he said, "what do you..." November 16

  • Bolts snap losing streak, put away Islanders

    Tampa Tribune "Personalities of teams begin to emerge at various points in a season. The Lightning showed on Saturday they want to be known as a team with character, one that will respond to any sort of adversity — even minor as it may seem — and answer the call when challenged. Tampa Bay did that in a 5-2..." November 16

  • Isles’ winning streak hits five as they edge Panthers

    New York Post "The Islanders blew a late lead, yet still managed to pull out their fifth straight win. Kyle Okposo scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the Islanders outlasted the Panthers 4-3 on Friday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Ryan Strome and John Tavares had goals in regulation for the Islanders,..." November 15

  • Islanders get revenge in 6-0 whitewash of Avalanche

    New York Post "This is one game in a long string, and one that came just about as easily as they can in the NHL. So take Tuesday night at the Coliseum for what it was — the Islanders’ best performance this season. The result might have been inflated to a gluttonous 6-0 final because of an Avalanche team that..." November 12

  • Isles’ Bailey nearing return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Islanders forward Josh Bailey is getting closer to returning according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. Bailey no longer has a brace on his broken left hand and, according Staple, his stick handling and shot have gotten stronger. The 25-year-old was practicing teammates during the Islanders’ recent..." November 09

  • Streaking Islanders nip Coyotes for third straight West Coast win

    New York Post "The way the Islanders began their five-game trip out West, finishing it with three straight wins was quite rewarding. Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the Islanders held on for a 1-0 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday..." November 09

  • Islanders' Johnny Boychuk out with injury

    Newsday "Johnny Boychuk played through a knee-on-knee hit from the Kings' Kyle Clifford on Thursday, but Boychuk could not play Saturday night and will be evaluated by the Islanders' medical staff when the team returns home Sunday. Boychuk, one of the Isles' big additions a week before the season began..." November 09

  • Islanders edge Kings in shootout to complete SoCal sweep

    New York Post "The Islanders stumbled into Southern California with a three-game skid and a sputtering offense. After back-to-back victories over two NHL powers, it’s clear the Isles got much more than a tan from their time in the sun. Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, and the Islanders..." November 07

  • Tavares scores in overtime to lead Islanders over Ducks, 3-2

    Lighthouse Hockey "The first line delivers, and Ryan Strome's "demotion" get him his highest TOI of the season. The New York Islanders headed into the daunting southern California stretch of their road trip with a three-game losing streak and with captain John Tavares logging "only" three points in his last seven..." November 06

  • Couture, Sharks edge out Isles 3-1

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture’s brilliant tip of a Justin Braun shot proved to be the game-winner in a 3-1 Sharks victory over New York on Saturday night at SAP Center. Couture broke a 1-1 tie at 11:50 of the third period, putting his stick in a perfect position about five feet from the crease to redirect the..." November 02

  • Even after big changes, Isles still struggling defensively

    Pro Hockey Talk "The big problem the New York Islanders had last season was keeping the puck out of their net. Their 3.18 goals-against average finished as the third worst in the NHL, and the Isles missed the playoffs by a mile. So GM Garth Snow made significant changes. He brought in two new goalies in..." October 31

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores twice; Semyon Varlamov gets shutout as Avs beat Islanders

    Denver Post "It took Avalanche fourth-line forwards Cody McLeod and Marc-Andre Cliche 11 games to produce their first goals of the season. No surprise there. As for Nathan MacKinnon, magnificent relief replaced massive pressure Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. In Colorado's 11th game, the reigning Calder..." October 31

  • Jets beat Islanders to kick off road swing

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets looked like they had travel legs in the first period and had to deal with a hard-charging New York Islanders team chock full of talent. It could have been ugly, especially after the Islanders’ Brock Nelson scored just 1:16 into the game against a Jets team that had not come..." October 29

  • Boychuk an ‘obvious’ long-term fit for Isles, says Snow

    Pro Hockey Talk "Isles GM Garth Snow doesn’t like to talk specifics about contract negotiations, but came relatively close this week in discussing pending UFA defenseman Johnny Boychuk. “We wouldn’t move two second-round picks — that’s pretty significant — if we didn’t want to have him here long term,” Snow..." October 28

  • Frans Nielsen nets hat trick as Islanders outgun Stars

    New York Post "This is supposed to be a new Islanders team, thanks to a slew of offseason acquisitions and money spent by the notoriously stingy organization. For the most part during the early part of this season, the Islanders have looked the part and that continued on Saturday, when they won their second..." October 26

  • 28d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Grabovski likely to start w/Nielsen and Kulemin, Conacher starts with Tavares and Okposo. Johnson in goal. #Isles

  • 28d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles announce Grabovski comes off IR, Bailey (hand) goes on IR. Grabovski's in tonight.

  • 29d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Grabovski said he felt good after practice today. If he goes through AM skate well tomorrow, he'll play for #Isles vs. Stars.

  • 29d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Josh Bailey has a broken hand. Out indefinitely. #Isles

  • Islanders snap two-game skid with win over Bruins

    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

  • 30d
    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES INJURY REPORT: Josh Bailey will not return for the third period (hand).

  • Islanders D Lubomir Visnovsky set to make season debut "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

  • 'Awkward' and 'weird' for Boychuk to be an opponent

    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

  • Islanders not freaking out with top defenseman hurting

    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

  • Maple Leafs roll to road win over Islanders

    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

  • 31d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • 32d
    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Mikhail Grabovski skated this morning and is considered day-to-day. #Isles

  • Malkin a force in Penguins victory over Islanders

    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

  • 35d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Mikhail Grabovski awoke with concussion symptoms on Friday after passing concussion test Thursday night, sources say. #Isles

  • 35d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Grabovski won't travel to Pittsburgh with #Isles. Out indefinitely is all I've heard.

  • 5-0 start would be a first for Islanders

    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

  • Charles Wang Actually Got $485 Million For The New York Islanders "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

  • 37d
    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES INJURY UPDATE: Mikhail Grabovski will not return to the game (upper body).

  • Rangers ravaged by rival Islanders in MSG beatdown

    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

  • Islanders improve to 2-0 with win over Hurricanes

    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 start season strong, rout 'Canes

    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

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    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

  • 44d
    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Sports hernia surgery successful for Michael Grabner. Just picked him up from hospital. Back in 4-6 weeks #Isles #NHL

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    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

  • 48d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    CLB claims Skille from NYI

  • Islanders acquire defencemen Boychuk, Leddy "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

  • Islanders sign first-rounder Ho-Sang

    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

  • What will the Islanders' opening-night roster look like?

    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

  • 50d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Visnovsky (back), Grabner (upper body), Carkner (upper body) did not skate. #Isles

  • Spurned Islanders buyer to purchase Coyotes instead

    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

  • Snow knows the one thing that will change Islanders’ culture

    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

  • Islanders sale approved by NHL Board of Governors

    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

  • Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

    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

  • 55d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Michael Dal Colle has signed his entry-level contract with NYI.

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