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Islanders Agree to Terms with Horvat

Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Bo Horvat on an eight-year contract

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Bo Horvat on an eight-year contract. He was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, Jan. 30.

This past weekend, Horvat represented the Islanders at the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend, along with forward Brock Nelson and goalie Ilya Sorokin.

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Isles Day to Day: Dobson and Fasching Practice

Noah Dobson and Hudson Fasching practice with the Islanders on Sunday

by Rachel Luscher @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

Hudson Fasching and Noah Dobson practiced with the Islanders on Sunday afternoon in the first skate back from the break.
 
Fasching missed six games with a lower-body injury and was placed on IR on Jan. 23. The 27-year-old winger has five points (3G, 2A) through 19 games played for the Islanders this season. 

Dobson missed four games with a lower-body injury and has 27 points (10G, 17A) through 48 games this season. The young defenseman played 139 consecutive games with the Islanders prior to missing this stretch of four games. 

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Isles Day to Day: Holmstrom and Bolduc Recalled from Bridgeport

Islanders recall Simon Holmstrom and Samuel Bolduc after the All-Star break

by Rachel Luscher @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders recalled Simon Holmstrom and Samuel Bolduc from Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon. 

Bolduc was able to play one game with Bridgeport over the break, recording two shots in the Islanders' 4-1 loss to the Hershey Bears on Friday. The 22-year-old defenseman made his NHL debut on Jan. 23 against the Maple Leafs and played in four games with New York. Bolduc played 41 games with Bridgeport, recording a career-best 26 points (8G, 18A). He was set to participate in the All-Star Classic; instead, teammate Ruslan Iskhakov will represent Bridgeport. 

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Islanders Acquire Horvat

Islanders acquire Bo Horvat from Vancouver in exchange for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty and a conditional first round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders have acquired Bo Horvat from the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty and a conditional first round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft. 

Horvat, 27, is averaging over a point-per-game with 54 (31 goals and 23 assists) in 49 games with the Canucks this season, his ninth in the NHL. Out of the 10 players in the NHL that have taken over 900 faceoffs thus far this season, Horvat is averaging a 56% win percentage, which is fourth in the league behind only Patrice Bergeron (61.2%), Anze Kopitar (57%) and Islanders forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau (56.3%).

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Isles Day to Day: Raty, Bolduc and Holmstrom loaned to Bridgeport

Islanders return three players to Bridgeport ahead of the NHL All Star break

by Rachel Luscher @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced that Aatu Raty, Samuel Bolduc and Simon Holmstrom have been loaned to the Bridgeport Islanders on Sunday morning.

Bolduc played in four games for the Islanders, making his NHL debut on Jan. 23 against the Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old defenseman accumulated a total of four shots, eight hits and two blocked shots over his first four games in the NHL, averaging 14:52 TOI in each game. Bolduc played 40 games with Bridgeport this season, recording a career-best 26 points (8G, 18A). He is sixth in the AHL in shots, with 99. 

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Isles Day to Day: Pelech and Palmieri Activated Off IR

Hudson Fasching placed on IR, Dennis Cholowski returned on loan to Bridgeport

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Adam Pelech and Kyle Palmieri were both activated off IR, the Islanders announced on Monday.

Palmieri missed 17 games with an upper-body injury he suffered on Dec. 16 after taking a high hit from Nick Ritchie in Arizona. Palmieri finished the game, but has not played since. 

The veteran winger has missed 27 of the Islanders last 28 games, as he previously missed 10 games after a collision with Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly on Nov. 21. Palmieri has nine points (6G, 3A) in 21 games this season. 

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Isles Day to Day: Bolduc Recalled

Samuel Bolduc was recalled by the New York Islanders

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders recalled defenseman Samuel Bolduc on Monday, as Cal Clutterbuck was placed on IR with an upper-body injury.

Bolduc, the Islanders 2019 second round pick (57th overall), has 26 points (8G, 18A) in 40 games with the Bridgeport Islanders.

The defenseman will represent Bridgeport at this year's upcoming AHL All-Star Classic in his hometown of Laval.

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Isles Day to Day: Dufour Returned to Bridgeport

William Dufour was returned on loan to Bridgeport

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

William Dufour was returned on loan to Bridgeport the Islanders announced on Thursday afternoon.

Dufour made his NHL debut on Wednesday night, skating 6:48, though he did not play in the final 29 minutes. Dufour has 25 points (13G, 12A) in 37 games for Bridgeport in his first pro season.

"We'll just continue his development," Head Coach Lane Lambert said. "He made a couple of plays, but he also did some good things, so we'll focus on that."

Tweet from @NYIslanders: #Isles Transaction: William Dufour has been returned on loan to Bridgeport.

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Isles Day to Day: Dufour and Cholowski Recalled

William Dufour and Dennis Cholowski were recalled from Bridgeport

by Rachel Luscher @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

William Dufour and Dennis Cholowski were recalled from the Bridgeport Islanders on Wednesday and participated in the New York Islanders morning's optional skate.  

Dufour has 25 points (13G, 12A) in 37 games played in his first season with Bridgeport before his recall to the big leagues, which he said was a dream come true. 

"I'm just happy, it's something I've been waiting [for] since I was a kid, to play a game in the NHL," Dufour said after skating with the team on Wednesday. "If I'm in, I'll be ready to play for sure."  

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Isles Day to Day: Pelech Participates in Optional Morning Skate

Adam Pelech skated with a group of Islanders for the first time since suffering upper body injury

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

After skating on his own for the better part of a week, Adam Pelech joined teammates for an optional morning skate on Thursday.

That was an important step for the Islanders defenseman, who has been sidelined since suffering an injury on Dec. 6 against the St. Louis Blues.

There's no timetable set for Pelech's return. 

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