Casey Cizikas to Have Hearing for Boarding Brendan Smith

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The NHL Department of Player Safety announced a hearing today for Casey Cizikas. The New York Islanders forward received a two-minute minor penalty for boarding Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Brendan Smith last night. Despite only receiving the minor penalty in the win, the league will re-visit the incident via hearing today. Update: Cizikas has been suspended […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Inching Closer To Lifting Stanley Cup Once Again

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Unlike most teams we see have to be dismantled, the New York Islanders are doing everything in their power to keep their team together. With general manager Lou Lamoriello at the helm and Barry Trotz behind the bench, the Islanders are becoming a consistent contender in the NHL. Going to back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals does […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Sign Casey Cizikas

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The New York Islanders have reportedly signed UFA forward Casey Cizikas to a 6-year, $15 million contract with a $2.5 million AAV. The report also says the value of the contract can be a little higher. Cizikas is the first of their unrestricted free agents to sign a new contract with the team. Heard that […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class New York Islanders in History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE


2021 New York Islanders Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE




New York Islanders Adam Pelech Suffers Broken Wrist

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The New York Islanders announced that defenceman Adam Pelech suffered a broken wrist and he will need surgery to repair the injury. Quite the run for the #Isles. This team is well positioned to do some damage next season, and who knows what tricks Lou will pull in the off-season. — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) September […] READ MORE



New York Islanders Place Leo Komarov On IR

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The New York Islanders have announced that they have placed center Leo Komarov on injured reserve with an unspecified injury, with the team Twitter simply noting that he was sick. This move is retroactive to October 17th and there is no timetable for his return.   IR → NHL Casey Cizikas (C) | New York […] READ MORE