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Isles Day to Day: Lehner Calls Masterton Nomination An 'Honor'

Robin Lehner said award nomination a team effort: "It wouldn't be possible without all of the pieces around me"

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Robin Lehner was named as one of the three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Friday morning, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. 

Lehner certainly embodies that, posting a career-year after disclosing his previous struggles with addiction and mental health issues in a story in The Athletic. Lehner went to rehab over the offseason - where he was also diagnosed as bi-polar - and is now one-year sober. The Isles goalie set personal bests in wins (25) and shutouts (6), while finishing second in the NHL with .930 SV% and third with a 2.13 GAA. 

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno and San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton are the other two finalists.

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Isles Day to Day: Boychuk Out 3-4 Weeks

Johnny Boychuk will miss three-to-four weeks with a lower-body injury

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Johnny Boychuk will be out three-to-four weeks with a lower-body injury, Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello announced on Friday morning. Boychuk sustained the injury in the second period of Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. 

Boychuk played in 74 games during the regular season and recorded 19 points (3G, 16A). Boychuk played in all four games of the Islanders first-round series against the Penguins alongside defensive partner Nick Leddy. Boychuk had one assist and was plus-one. 

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Isles Day to Day: Practice Updates 4/11

Anthony Beauvillier takes a maintenance day as the Isles practice ahead of game two

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Fresh off a 4-3 OT win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game one of their first round series, the New York Islanders reconvened at Northwell Health Ice Center on Thursday afternoon. 

Anthony Beauvillier was given a maintenance day by the team, the lone absence of the healthy Islanders. Michael Dal Colle practiced in Beauvillier's spot. 

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Isles Day to Day: Filppula Practices With Isles

Filppula recovering from hyperextended elbow, Lehner given day off by team

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

Valtteri Filppula practiced with the Islanders on Wednesday morning for the first time since suffering a hyperextended elbow on March 19. 

"It was a hyperextended elbow," Filppula confirmed. "Today was the first practice so we'll see how it's going to go. It felt good today. I'm really optimistic right now." 

Filppula's original timeline was projected at four weeks, but veteran Finn could be back in the lineup as early as next week. The Isles third line center has missed seven straight games with the upper-body injury which he sustained in the first period against the Boston Bruins. 

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Jobst Agrees To Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract

Mason Jobst, a Hobey Baker finalist, signs a two-year, two-way contract with the Isles beginning in 2019-20

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that Mason Jobst has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way, entry-level contract beginning in 2019-20.

Jobst, 25, played four years of college hockey at Ohio State University and was selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as a senior this season. He served as team captain each of the last two years and led the Buckeyes in scoring his sophomore and senior years. He tallied a team-high 36 points (17 goals and 19 assists) in 36 games this season.

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Isles Day to Day: Fritz Out 6-8 Weeks

Tanner Fritz underwent successful surgery to repair a blood clot in his hand

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Tanner Fritz will miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a blood clot in his hand, Isles President and GM Lou Lamoriello announced on Sunday. 

"He had a little bit of a blood clot between two fingers, so they had to do some surgery and he'll be out six to eight weeks," Lamoriello said. "The operation was 100% successful. It's just the nature of the type of procedure that was done, that it'll take that bit of time. He's fine. It's unfortunate for Tanner, who came in and did so well, but as I said, he'll be fully recovered." 

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Wahlstrom Agrees To Terms On Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract

Wahlstrom has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract that will begin at the start of the 2019-20 season.

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that Oliver Wahlstrom has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract that will begin at the start of the 2019-20 season.  

Wahlstrom, a 6'1, 207 pound forward, played this past season at Boston College, scoring 19 points (eight goals and 11 assists) in 36 games.  

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Robin Lehner Nominated For Masterton Trophy By PHWA

Islanders goalie is 22-12-5 this season, following reveal of addiction and mental health issues

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

The Islanders chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) nominated Robin Lehner for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Thursday morning. 

The PHWA nominates one player per NHL club for the Masterton, which is given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.

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Isles Day to Day: Ladd Out For Season

Andrew Ladd will be out five months with a torn ACL

by Sasha Kandrach NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

Andrew Ladd will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season with a torn ACL, Isles President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello announced on Tuesday. Ladd will undergo surgery on his left knee this week and is expected to be sidelined for five months. The Islanders' winger sustained the injury on Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Coyotes at the NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum. 

"He tore his ACL," Islanders GM and President Lou Lamoriello said. "He will be gone for the next five months or so. He will be operated on this week. It is not the same leg that he had hurt previous. It's the other leg, the other knee."

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Islanders Agree To Terms With Hutton

Defenseman Grant Hutton has agreed to terms on a one-year, entry-level contract beginning in 2019-20.

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Grant Hutton has agreed to terms on a one-year, entry-level contract beginning in 2019-20.  

Hutton, 23, played four years of college hockey at Miami University of Ohio. The 6'3, 209-pound defenseman served as team captain this past season, his senior year, and led all RedHawks defensemen with seven goals and 14 assists (21 points) in 37 games. 

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