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Islanders News: Injuries pile up; Beau breaks Blueshirts

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Cizikas, Martin, Ladd on IR while the Rangers stay winless in Brooklyn.

New York Rangers v New York Islanders
One. The Smurfs have managed to collect one point in Brooklyn.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Last night was fun, no? They say it’s up to 12 wins in 13 against the Smurfs, though one eventually loses track.

News of the Victors

  • About last night’s 7-5 Islanders victory over the Rangers: [LHH | Isles | Newsday with Beau “I’m just trying to have fun and compete” | Hornick’s stat Skinny]
  • Rangers coach annoyed by his team’s performance. They still haven’t won at Barclays and its terrible ice. [Newsday | Post]
  • Speaking of which, the Isles could not sound more indifferent to leaving Barclays. [Post]
  • Down is Up: Somehow the surprising Isles and Smurfs are the best thing about New York sports right now. [Newsday Mark Herrmann column]
  • All of that happened after a rare triple-IR move: Matt Martin, Andrew Ladd and Casey Cizikas were all put on IR, while Michael Dal Colle and Stephen Gionta were recalled from Bridgeport. Dal Colle was not in the lineup. [Newsday | Isles]
  • Mathew Barzal sat for the rest of the third period after his cross-checking penalty. Teachable moment and all that. [Post]
  • Anders Lee’s Kancer Jam is coming up. [Isles]

Carey’s post-game charts are up. Click his profile for more like this:

Elsewhere

  • If William Nylander ends up sitting a year — he needs to be signed by Dec. 1 — he would join very rare company, occupied by former Islanders like Sean Bergenheim and Mike Peca (who sat out as a Sabre). [TSN | Athletic]
  • The Lightning lose goalie Andre Vasilevskiy to a broken foot. [Raw Charge]
  • Brady Tkachuk, drafted last summer, will stay with the Senators. [TSN]