The Islanders have signed Blade Jenkins to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Islanders selected Jenkins in the fifth-round of the 2018 NHL Draft. The 19-year-old, Michigan native spent 2020 with the Saginaw Spirit, where he scored 16 goals with 24 assists (40 points) in 47 games. He will likely return to the OHL for his fourth season in 2021.
The Islanders signed Samuel Bolduc to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Bolduc was selected in the second-round (No.57 overall) in 2019 and just finished his fourth year in the QMJHL. Bolduc started the year with Blainville-Boisbriand Armada but was moved to Sherbrooke Phoenix midway through. Overall, the 19-year-old defenseman tallied 11 goals and 32 assists (43 points) in 61 games. His 43 points was a career-best and was eighth among QMJHL blueliners.
Varlamov will start Tuesday in Vancouver.
Varlamov allowed four goals on 29 shots in the Islanders loss in Ottawa last Thursday. Varlamov has struggled in his last 10 outings (eight starts), going 2-5-1 with a 2.59 GAA and .913 SV%. Tonight he faces a Canucks team that has lost five of their last six games (1-5-0) while averaging 2.67 goals for and 3.83 goals against per game.
Ladd is expected to draw into the Islanders lineup on Saturday.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. the Hurricanes.
Greiss led the Islanders onto the ice for warmups.
Greiss was yanked after allowing three goals on 12 shots in the Islanders' loss to the Canadiens. Greiss has lost three straight (0-2-1) while posting a disastrous 5.57 GAA and .827 SV%. Today he faces a Hurricanes team that is riding a four-game losing streak while scoring just 1.75 goals per game.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Saturday afternoon.
Clutterbuck left Thursday's game in Ottawa with an undisclosed injury and will be a game-time decision today vs. the Hurricanes. Monitor his status as the Islanders hit the ice for warmups at 12:30 PM ET. Clutterbuck has picked up just one goal in his last 19 games.
Varlamov will start Thursday in Ottawa.
Varlamov allowed two goals on 14 shots after replacing Thomas Greiss in the Islanders' loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. Since mid-January, Varlamov has gone 2-4-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .919 SV% in nine games (seven starts). Tonight he faces a Senators team that is 4-2-0 while averaging 3.50 goals per game in their last six games in Ottawa.
The Islanders have recalled Thomas Hickey from Bridgeport (AHL).
Hickey has only appeared in 14 hockey games this season, all with Bridgeport, and has picked up three assists. With Johnny Boychuk requiring 90 stitches after taking a skate to the face on Tuesday, it seems like Hickey could make his season debut on Thursday. He had four assists in 40 NHL games last year.
Greiss will start Tuesday vs. the Canadiens.
Greiss allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Islanders' loss in St. Louis last Thursday. Semyon Varlamov has started eight of their last 10 games, with Greiss going 0-2-0 while giving up six goals on 40 shots (.850 SV%) in his two starts. In his first start against the Canadiens, Greiss allowed three goals on 39 shots in a 4-2 loss in Montreal in early-December.
Greene (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups; will return to the Islanders lineup on Saturday.
Clutterbuck (wrist) is on the ice for warmups; will return to the Islanders lineup on Saturday.
Varlamov led the Islanders onto the ice for warmups.
Varlamov allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Islanders overtime loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Thomas Greiss started Thursday in St. Louis but they’ll come back to Varlamov today vs. Boston. Varlamov is 11-5-4 with a 2.78 GAA and .910 SV% on home ice this season and is 1-0-1 with a 2.37 GAA and .919 SV% in his first two games vs. the Bruins.
The Islanders have loaned Josh Ho-Sang to San Antonio (AHL).
Ho-Sang has been playing with Bridgeport (AHL) but is being assigned to the Blues' AHL affiliate in San Antonio. Ho-Sang is still the property of the Islanders but this obviously isn't a good sign for his future with the team. It's been a rocky relationship since he was selected No.28 overall in 2014.
Dal Colle (undisclosed) is expected to play on Thursday.
Dal Colle was forced to leave Tuesday's loss to the Rangers after being on the receiving end of a devastating hit from Jacob Trouba. Dal Colle will be back on a line with J-G Pageau and Josh Bailey in St. Louis. He has 10 points (4G / 6A) in 48 games this season.
Greiss will start Thursday in St. Louis.
Greiss was pulled after allowing three goals on eight shots in the Islanders loss in Nashville on February 13th. Semyon Varlamov has started the last six games but Greiss will make his 27th start of the season tonight in St. Louis. Greiss has gone 7-6-1 with a 2.83 GAA and .916 SV% on the road this year while the Blues come in on a five-game winning streak.
Greene is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Greene was forced to leave Tuesday's game with an undisclosed injury early in the first period and did not return. It's unclear how Greene suffered the injury but head coach Barry Trotz called him day-to-day in his post-game media session.
Dal Colle is day-to-day after being crushed by Jacob Trouba on Tuesday.
Dal Colle was on the receiving end of a devastating hit by Trouba, which forced him to leave the game and not return. Head coach Barry Trotz called Dal Colle day-to-day, making him questionable for Thursday's game in St. Louis.
Brassard (upper-body) will play Tuesday vs. the Rangers.
Brassard has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury but will be back on the Islanders' second line with Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier on Tuesday. Brassard has scored 10 goals with 19 assists (29 points) in 59 games this season.
Varlamov will start Tuesday vs. the Rangers.
Varlamov stopped 29 of 30 shots in the Islanders win over the Sharks on Sunday. Varlamov has won two straight while stopping 50 of the 52 shots (.962 SV%) that he’s faced. Tonight he faces the Rangers for the third time this season—he is 0-2-0 while giving up nine goals on 63 shots (.857 SV%) in the first two meetings.