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Islanders News: Casey Cizikas should be back on the ice soon

I’m salivating at seeing Barzal-Nelson-Pageau-Cizikas in the lineup.

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NHL: MAR 21 Islanders at Canadiens
He’s almost ready to work his way back.
Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A rare two-day break between Islanders games. I guess we could all use it, but I’m bored! Ah well.

Tomorrow night is one of the last three Barclays Center games against the Canadiens.

Islanders News

  • Finally, some good news: Barry Trotz says Casey Cizikas should resume skating soon. [Newsday]
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo was beaming at the Coliseum announcement. It’s the kind of day a politician dreams about. [Newsday]
  • Here’s the Newsday story on the announcement from the Governor. [Newsday]
  • Being at the Coliseum full-time just feels normal to these guys, especially the ones that played there before they moved to Brooklyn. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders designated their one-game trip to St. Louis the Dads and Mentors Trip. See how they hung out and see if they were disappointed in their sons for losing to the Blues. [Islanders]
  • The following game, against the Bruins, was only the fifth time in their history the Islanders have played a game on Leap Day. [NYI Skinny]
  • The Sound Tigers lost 1-0 to the Binghamton Devils thanks to two guys who just became Devils a week ago through the New Jersey Devils’ trade deadline sale. [CT Post | Sound Tigers]
  • The dynasty Islanders had a talent show back in the ‘80s and DGB is here to recap it. [The Athletic]

How did Butch Goring end up with his signature helmet?


Yesterday’s NHL scores include the Flyers beating the Rangers in regulation to sweep the home-and-home set, as well as the Blue Jackets (at home over the Canucks) and the Capitals (at the Wild) winning in regulation against Western Conference foes.

  • Leon Draisaitl and Nathan MacKinnon are your Hart Trophy favorites heading into the final stretch of the season. [NHL]
  • The quest to find a faster and more lie-proof concussion test for the NHL to use has begun. [The Athletic]