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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
18-5-1 37
14-10-2 30
11-7-7 29
14-11-1 29
12-8-3 27
13-10-1 27
11-12-3 25
9-15-5 23

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 1 2 3 08:27 7

Top Matt Martin News

  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Still not fully recovered

    Martin has not been cleared to return from his upper-body injury despite being activated off injured reserve, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Martin hasn't played since Nov. 15 against the Canucks, a stretch of nine games on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. Once cleared to play, Martin should reclaim his fourth-line role but won't offer much in the way of offensive upside considering he has just two points in 14 games.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Removed from IR

    Martin (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.

    Martin is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday versus New Jersey following a five-game absence. The bottom-six winger has accounted for one goal, one assist, 11 shots on net and 31 hits in 14 outings this season.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Placed on injured reserve

    The Islanders put Martin (upper body) on injured reserve Saturday, retroactive to Nov. 15.

    Martin was injured versus the Canucks and the retroactive move allows him to be activated at any time, as more than a week has already passed. Martin has a goal and an assist with 31 hits in 14 games this season.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Unavailable Friday

    Martin (upper body) didn't travel with the Islanders to Ottawa, per Andrew Gross of Newsday, and consequently isn't an option for Friday's contest versus the Senators.

    This will be New York's fourth consecutive game without Martin. The Islanders will return home after Friday's action, so he still might be available for Saturday's game versus Philadelphia. When Martin is able to return, he'll serve in a fourth-line capacity.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Not playing Saturday

    Martin (upper body) won't be available for Saturday's contest against Calgary, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Martin will sit out a second straight game due to an upper-body injury. He has one goal, one assist, 11 shots on net and 31 hits through 14 outings this season. With Martin out, Hudson Fasching is projected to play on New York's fourth line again.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Sitting out Thursday

    Martin (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Kraken, Ethan Sears of the New York Post reports.

    Martin logged just 7:11 of ice time Wednesday versus the Canucks, which is a bit low even compared to his average of 8:27 per game. With Julien Gauthier (illness) also out, Hudson Fasching figures to get into the lineup. Martin can be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game in Calgary.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Tucks in rebound

    Martin scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Casey Cizikas picked off a clearing attempt and generated a rebound with his shot, which Martin put away for an insurance goal in the third period. The tally was Martin's first goal and second point through seven contests. The heavy-hitting winger has 17 hits, seven shots on net, seven PIM and a plus-2 rating while playing as a fixture on the Islanders' fourth line.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Good for helper in overtime loss

    Martin posted an assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss against the Devils.

    Martin did very little in his first two games, going scoreless with no shots on goal or any other counting statistics. He came alive Friday, notching the assist with a plus-1 rating, a shot on goal, a minor penalty and two hits in 9:16 of ice time. Hits and penalties are generally his biggest contributions for fantasy managers in deeper pools.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Being moved around

    Martin could play on what is technically the third line with Casey Cizikas and Hudson Fasching versus the Capitals on Saturday.

    Martin has been like a pinball of late, playing on different lines with different players. This has included a stint or two on the top line as coach Lane Lambert has been trying to find the right combination of forwards game in and game out. The return of Cal Clutterbuck (upper body) from IR on Saturday also could indicate that it's only a matter of time until the crash line of Martin, Cizikas and Clutterbuck is put back together.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Bags apple in loss

    Martin notched an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

    Martin's five shots led the Islanders, who had only 18 attempts on target as a team. The winger continues to chip in offense at a higher-than-usual rate -- he's collected two goals and four helpers over his last seven contests. He's up to 19 points, matching his career-best mark from 2015-16, through 61 games this season. He's also supplied 235 hits, 64 shots on net, 54 PIM and a plus-3 rating. Martin won't produce like this forever, but he's getting a look on the top line at even strength with Mathew Barzal (lower body) out.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Snags helper in win

    Martin logged an assist, three shots on goal, three hits and two PIM in Monday's 4-2 win over the Penguins.

    The Islanders are missing a handful of wingers to injury, so Martin should have some job security until the team's health improves. The helper was his fourth point (two goals, two assists) over the last five games -- Martin is definitely making good use of an increased role. The 33-year-old is at 17 points (two shy of his career high) with 58 shots on net, 229 hits, 54 PIM and a plus-1 rating through 59 appearances this season.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Lights the lamp

    Martin scored his sixth goal of the season in the 4-3 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.

    Martin has already doubled his goal production from last season, and that also goes for his assists. Martin is not relied upon to provide offense on a regular basis, but every little bit helps, especially for a team that can struggle to put the puck in the net at times. Martin also has 211 hits and is on pace to have the most hits he's had in a season since the 2016-17 campaign, and that's where his value lies to the team and fantasy players.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Top three in hits

    Martin is third in the league in hits with 198 in 51 games this season.

    Martin is on pace to have more than 300 hits this season, something he hasn't done since he had 365 in 2015-16. Martin only has five goals and 13 points so far this year, so if he's not hitting anything and everything that moves, he's not adding much value to the team. Cal Clutterbuck (upper body), Casey Cizikas, and Martin used to be mainstays on the energy line for the Isles, but injuries and lack of offense have forced coach Lane Lambert to mix and match his lines on what seems like a shift-by-shift basis this season.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Brushes twine Monday

    Martin scored a goal on two shots and levied 10 hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals.

    Martin got a piece of a Cal Clutterbuck shot to tally the Islanders' second goal of the game. In the 18 games between Martin's most recent goals, he produced five assists, 24 PIM and 57 hits. The 33-year-old remains a notable hitter, and while he has 12 points in 44 contests this season, his offense isn't anything special. That point total is his highest since 2018-19, and he's added 153 hits, 35 shots on net, 43 PIM and a plus-4 rating so far in 2022-23.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Offers assist in win

    Martin produced an assist, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Canucks.

    Martin had the secondary helper on Aatu Raty's second-period tally. It's been 13 games since Martin's last goal, but he's done alright with four assists, 40 hits and 24 PIM in that span. The 33-year-old winger remains a brute force on the fourth line with 10 points, 27 shots, 126 hits, 43 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 38 contests overall. He's on track for a career year on offense.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Sin bin leader

    Martin took 15 minutes worth of penalties in the 5-1 win over the Panthers on Friday.

    The first five minutes came late in the first period when he dropped the gloves with Givani Smith of the Panthers. The second penalty was a misconduct when Martin wanted to have a word with Brandon Montour, probably to discuss the kneeing of Simon Holmstrom, which forced him to leave the game. Martin will be back in action Tuesday versus the Penguins.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Picks up helper in win

    Martin notched an assist and six hits in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.

    Martin had the secondary helper on Hudson Fasching's second-period marker. It's been a solid stretch lately for Martin -- he has a goal and three assists to go with 27 hits over his last seven contests. The hard-hitting winger is up to nine points, 108 hits, 26 PIM, 23 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 31 outings in his usual fourth-line role.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Gets goal after review

    Martin scored a goal on three shots and added five hits in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Blackhawks.

    Play went on for nearly two minutes before a stoppage, at which point a review occurred. The result was Martin getting the opening tally midway through the second period, and that goal stood as the game-winner. He snapped a seven-game point drought with the goal. Martin's at six points, 86 hits, 17 shots on net, 19 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 25 contests as a fixture on the Islanders' fourth line.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Drops the gloves

    Martin recorded another fighting major against the Flyers on Tuesday.

    The fight was only the second on the season for Martin, who also has two goals, three assists and a minus-1 rating in 23 games this season.

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  • Islanders' Matt Martin: Drops the gloves

    Martin had a spirited bout with Zack MacEwen of the Flyers just seven seconds into the game Tuesday.

    You knew this was coming if you watched how the game Saturday ended between the Flyers and Islanders. Ross Johnston and Nicolas Deslauriers then dropped the gloves immediately after the next faceoff. That was it for fight night, however, as both teams decided to play hockey for the rest of the game. Martin will look to break a six-game scoreless streak Friday versus the Predators.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Windsor, ON
Age: 34
Experience: 14
Shoots: Left