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Isles Day to Day: Practice Updates 05/17

The Islanders held an optional practice on Monday afternoon as they prepare for Game 2 against the Pens

by Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders held an optional practice on Monday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena following their 4-3 overtime victory in Game 1 over the Pittsburgh Penguins the previous night. Semyon Varlamov, who missed Game 1 for precautionary purposes, skated with the members of the taxi squad.

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Islanders Sign Newkirk to Entry-Level Deal

Reece Newkirk has agreed to terms on a three-year entry level contract

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that Reece Newkirk has signed a three-year, entry-level contract.  

Newkirk, 20, scored 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 24 games during his fourth season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He ranked second on the team in assists and tied for third in points, while serving as an alternate captain for the second-straight season.  

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Isles Day to Day: Practice Update

Ahead of the final meeting against Washington this season, the Islanders practiced on Monday morning

by Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Following a day off, the Islanders got back on the ice for practice at Northwell Health Ice Center on Monday morning as they prepared for Tuesday's regular season meeting against the Washington Capitals. 


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Adams Agrees to Terms

Collin Adams has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract beginning in 2021-22

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Collin Adams has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract beginning in 2021-22.

Adams, 22, completed a four-year career at the University of North Dakota this past season, where he set career highs in goals (14), assists (20) and points (34) in 29 games. He ranked second on the Fighting Hawks in each of those categories and led all players on the team with a plus-22 rating. Adams helped North Dakota win the 2021 NCHC championship and was named to the NCHC All-Tournament Team.   

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Isles Day to Day: Coburn Arrives on Long Island

Braydon Coburn practiced with the Islanders on Wednesday morning

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

There was a new face at Northwell Health Ice Center on Wednesday, as newly-acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn practiced with the New York Islanders.

Coburn was acquired from Ottawa on Sunday night for a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. He drove down from Ottawa on Sunday to begin the quarantine process in New York. Coburn has two assists in 16 games this season. 

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Isles Day to Day: 4/13 Practice Updates

The Islanders held practice on Tuesday for the first time in over a week, Michael Dal Colle and Ross Johnston skate with main group

by Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com
BACK TO WORK 

With three days off between games, the New York Islanders held their first practice session in over a week at Northwell Health Ice Center.

While the Islanders just wrapped up a dominant six-game homestand (5-1-0) with a 3-2 overtime win against the New York Rangers on Sunday, Tuesday's practice was a good opportunity for the team to refine their systems and prepare for the next match on Thursday against Boston.

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Isles Day to Day: Dal Colle Skates and Barzal Reacts

Michael Dal Colle skates and Mat Barzal reacts to first star honor

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Michael Dal Colle skated on his own on Monday, as he's working to get back up to speed, according to Islanders Head Coach Barry Trotz. Dal Colle has been out since March 27 with a lower-body injury and will not suit up on Tuesday. 

"He's still getting up to speed, so he will not play tomorrow," Trotz said of Dal Colle, who has four points (1G, 3A) in 20 games this season. 

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Isles Day to Day: Dal Colle Still Out, Dobson Joins Practice

Michael Dal Colle will miss his third-straight game with a lower-body injury, while Noah Dobson practices with Islanders

by Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com
DAL COLLE STILL OUT, DOBSON MAKING PROGRESS

The Islanders returned home following a four-game road trip and held practice at Northwell Health Ice Center on Wednesday morning ahead of their upcoming six-game homestand. Head Coach Barry Trotz provided updates following practice that forward Michael Dal Colle is expected to miss his third-straight game with a lower-body injury, while Noah Dobson could join the lineup against Washington on Thursday night. 

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Isles Day to Day: Dal Colle Out with Lower-Body Injury

Michael Dal Colle will miss Saturday and Monday's games against Pittsburgh with lower-body injury

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Michael Dal Colle with miss Saturday and Monday's games against the Pittsburgh Penguins with lower-body injury, Head Coach Barry Trotz announced on Saturday morning. Trotz did not go into any detail regarding the injury.

Dal Colle has four points (1G, 3A) in 20 games this season, scoring his first goal of the year on Jan. 18 against Philadelphia. The 24-year-old had been playing alongside Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson in the last three games, all Islanders wins. 

"DC's last game, I think he's been driving the line, he's been a player getting some traction, it's unfortunate he got injured," Trotz said. "That takes away a little momentum for a player, but it's an opportunity for someone to get in and make a point that they can take a permanent spot in the lineup."

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Isles Day to Day: Lee Out For Season

Islanders captain Anders Lee will undergo ACL surgery this week and is expected to miss the rest of the 2020-21 season

by Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Anders Lee will undergo ACL surgery this week and miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season, as confirmed by New York Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello on Wednesday morning. 

"Anders Lee will undergo surgery this week and will be out for the season," Lamoriello said. "We feel that he will be ready for next season, we have all indications of that. Also knowing the character and discipline of Anders and the rehab that he will be so diligent at, he will be ready for next season."

While Lee will be sidelined for the remainder of this season, Lamoriello assured his confidence that the Islanders' captain will undergo a successful recovery and will be ready to go to start the 2021-22 campaign. 

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