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Islanders' Robin Lehner named finalist for Masterton Trophy It'd be a surprise if Lehner didn't get the award. In September, Lehner revealed in a piece for The Athletic that he had been addicted to drugs and alcohol and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. On April 6, Lehner wrote in a note posted on his Twitter account that he'd been sober for one year.

Robin Lehner a Finalist for Masterton Trophy Given all he's overcome in the last year and how he's performed since October, it's no surprise that Robin Lehner, the New York Islanders nominee for the Masterton Trophy, has been named a finalist for this NHL award.

Snapshots: Gagarin Cup, Sorokin, Carr The 2019 Gagarin Cup belongs to CSKA Moscow after finishing off their sweep of Avangard today. The club was a ….

NHL News & Notes: Steve Yzerman, T.J. Oshie & More In today's News and Notes, Steve Yzerman has been hired as the new general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, TJ Oshie is injured and won't be back for a while and Johnny Boychuk is out for 3-4 weeks.

Thomas Hickey getting Islanders’ chance after Johnny Boychuk injury Fellow defenseman Johnny Boychuk might not have known the severity of his left foot/leg injury just yet, suffered in the second period of that game when he blocked a shot and couldn't return, but he knew that he was going to be out for a while, and he knew that his buddy Hickey was going to get his shot.

New York Islanders: Johnny Boychuk Injury Huge Blow for Team The New York Islanders announced that Johnny Boychuk will be out for 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury today. He's a huge presence on the Islanders blue l…

Johnny Boychuk Injury: Now what? The Islanders announced the defenseman will miss 3-4 weeks, which could ripple through their D pairs.

Islanders have timeframe for Johnny Boychuk's lower-body injury Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury he suffered during Game 4 of their first-round series against the Penguins, GM Lou Lamoriello said on Friday. Boychuk blocked a shot off his right leg in the second period of Tuesday's win over the Penguins and did not return.

NHL Rumors: Red Wings, Lightning and UFAs Increasing Their Stock Steve Yzerman to be named the Detroit Red Wings GM. Tampa Bay Lightning will need to make some changes. Matt Duchene is one pending free agent who has increase his stock this playoffs.

Morning Notes: Smith-Pelly, Boychuk, Sweden The Washington Capitals have recalled Devante Smith-Pelly ahead of their next game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Oshie "won't be ….

Islanders Anxiety - Episode 86 - We Have a Week Mike and Dan relish the Islanders' first round sweep of the Penguins and how it changes much about the team's standing, especially among its battered fanbase.

2019 Masterton Trophy Finalists Announced The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is given out annually to the NHL player who exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The award has been voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association since 1968, and today they announced their nominees for 2019.

NHL Injuries: Bruins, Hurricanes, Predators, Islanders and Capitals NHL injuries: Sean Kuraly a game-time decision. Andrei Svechnikov practices. Washington Capitals forward TJ will be out for "quite some time"

New York Islanders Could Re-Sign All Pending Unrestricted Free Agents But the recent playoff series win turns to reflection regarding the…

New York Islanders: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Open Up AHL Playoffs The New York Islanders AHL affiliate, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, have returned to the AHL playoffs. They're looking to advance for the first time since 2003….

New York Islanders Would Undoubtedly Be Better With John Tavares The New York Islanders don't need him. They certainly wouldn't be worse off with him. And they'd probably be better with him. Him being Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares. The Islanders are still having a fantastic season without Tavares, but they could be even better with him.

Chuck Fletcher makes case that new coach Alain Vigneault can quickly return Flyers to playoff contention - Sam Donnellon The new Flyers coach thinks the team is closer than fans think to making a run at the Stanley Cup.

Islanders News: Quiet on Clutterbuck, Boychuk injury front Also: The Sound Tigers prepare for Game 1 tonight, while Trotz prepares for whoever the Isles face next.

Islanders won't know second-round opponent until at least Monday night They know for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs that they'll play the winner of the Washington-Carolina series, but that series is guaranteed to go until at least Monday night after the Hurricanes defeated the Capitals Thursday night in Game 4 to tie the series at 2-2.

Barry Trotz lauds how Islanders kept their cool in first round Pittsburgh is in the rear-view mirror, which… nah, too easy, no cheap shots here. Even as the Islanders look forward to Round 2 of the playoffs, coach Barry Trotz identified the aspect of his team's game that most impressed him during the first-round sweep of the Penguins that concluded Tuesday.

Islanders prepping for Canes and Caps while they wait for second round opponent With no clear indication of who the Islanders could play in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Barry Trotz and his staff are doing double the prep work. The Islanders coach has been paying close attention to the Washington Capitals-Carolina Hurricanes series, which is tied 2-2 after the Canes won on Thursday 2-1.

New York Islanders Five Reasons They Won The First Round How did the New York Islanders sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins in round one? Here are five reasons. All it took was four games for the New York Islanders to power past the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. How did they do that exactly?

Islanders-Penguins Playoffs Post-Mortem: Revisiting Our 10 Things to Watch In a pretty stunning turn of events, the Islanders swept the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs in four games over a span of seven days. The team now awaits the winner of the series between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes. In the meantime, let's go back to our series preview.

Stellar Eberle, Steady Nelson Are Making Islanders' Decisions This Offseason That Much More Difficult Due to the no-margin-for-error style the Islanders play, their 103-point regular season never felt as enjoyable as it should have. And because of that, there were often discussions that probably shouldn't have taken place.

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