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Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Nets goal in loss to Carolina
Barzal scored a goal in the Islanders' 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Barzal provided his first goal and first point of the 2023 playoffs. Although he didn't play from Feb. 20-April 12 because of a lower-body injury, Barzal returned for Game 1 on Monday and logged 21:12 of ice time. He received another 19:06 during Wednesday's contest, and the 25-year-old should continue to serve on the top line and first power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Expects to play in Game 1
Barzal (lower body) is expected to play in the Islanders' playoff opener Monday versus Carolina, Denis Gorman of NHL.com reports.
Barzal declared himself good to go following Friday's practice. He finished second on the Islanders with 51 points and 37 assists despite missing the final 23 games of the regular season. Barzal is projected to play on the top line and first power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Skating at practice Friday
Barzal (lower body) is at practice Friday, according to Stefen Rosner of The Hockey News.
Barzal missed the final 23 games of the season with the injury. He had 14 goals and 37 assists in 58 games this season, including four tallies and 19 points on the power play. Barzal was skating with Bo Horvat and Anders Lee at practice. Barzal hopes to be in the lineup Monday for Game 1 against the Hurricanes.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: No guarantee for Game 1
Barzal (lower body) is not guaranteed to return for the Islanders' first playoff game, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.
Barzal missed the last 23 games of the regular season, but the Islanders clinched a playoff spot Wednesday, so he'll still have something to work his way back to this season. The NHL postseason begins Monday, but Barzal isn't practicing yet, so it remains unclear when he might return.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Out Wednesday
Barzal (lower body) isn't expected to play Wednesday versus Montreal.
Barzal was on the ice before Wednesday's optional skate, but he hasn't resumed practicing yet. This is the Islanders' regular-season finale, but they have a chance to make the playoffs and if they do, then Barzal might be available for that. He has 14 goals and 51 points in 58 contests in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Will skate on weekend
Barzal (lower body) will start skating this weekend according to GM Lou Lamoriello.
Barzal has been out of action since Feb. 20. "He will begin skating either today or tomorrow and then whatever the progress is, how long it takes, I couldn't tell you," Lamoriello said Saturday. Barzal has 14 goals and 51 points in 58 games this season. The hope is that he returns to the lineup before the start of the postseason, assuming the Islanders remain in a wild card spot.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Not skating
Barzal (lower body) has yet to start skating, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Barzal has been out of action since Feb. 20. He has missed the last 13 games and it's beginning to look like he may not return during the regular season. He has 14 goals and 51 points in 58 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Still not skating
Coach Lane Lambert said Saturday that there is still no timetable for Barzal (lower body) to start skating, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Barzal has been out of action since Feb. 20, a span of eight games. He has 14 goals and 51 points in 58 games this season. Prior to getting hurt, Barzal had two goals and six assists in seven games skating alongside trade acquisition Bo Horvat.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Remains week-to-week
Barzal (lower body) is still considered week-to-week, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Barzal has not resumed skating, and there's no firm timeline in place for his return. His absence can be considered indefinite until he returns to practice.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Ruled out indefinitely
Barzal will be out indefinitely after suffering a lower-body injury against Boston on Saturday.
Barzal's absence will be a huge blow for a team in the midst of a competitive playoff race, especially after shelling out to bring in Bo Horvat ahead of the trade deadline. In those seven games with Horvat on the team, the 25-year-old Barzal was on an offensive tear with two goals and six assists, including a trio of power-play points. With Barzal sidelined, Simon Holmstrom could find himself elevated to a first-line role.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Suffers injury Saturday
Barzal (undisclosed) was hurt in Saturday's game versus the Bruins, and head coach Lane Lambert had no update on his status following the contest, Stefen Rosner of NYI Hockey Now reports.
Barzal logged just three shifts in the game, though the Islanders haven't provided an official explanation for his absence. He should be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's game versus the Penguins.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Two helpers in Friday's win
Barzal picked up two assists in Friday's 5-4 win over the Penguins.
He set up both of Anders Lee's tallies on the night. The addition of Bo Horvat to the Islanders' lineup has lit a fire under Barzal, and over the last seven games the 25-year-old has produced three goals and nine points, putting him back on pace for his best season since his 2017-18 rookie breakout.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Three points in loss
Barzal scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Canucks.
One of his assists came on the power play. Barzal has been excellent since moving to the wing to play alongside Bo Horvat. During his four-game point streak, Barzal has three goals and three helpers, and his power-play assist Thursday was his first point with the man advantage since Jan. 3. The 25-year-old is up to 14 tallies, 34 helpers, 128 shots on net, 17 power-play points and a plus-6 rating through 54 contests this season. The window to buy low on Barzal in a trade is running out, especially after a performance like Thursday's.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Sets new career high in GWG
Barzal scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.
He redirected a Brock Nelson feed past Carter Hart midway through the second period to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead that Semyon Varlamov was able to make hold up. Barzal is more known for his playmaking that his sniping and hasn't reached the 20-goal mark in a season since 2017-18, but the 25-year-old is making his tallies count this season. He's already set a new career high with five game-winners, despite scoring only 13 goals through 52 games.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Brushes twine in victory
Barzal found the back of the net in Monday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.
Barzal put some lumber on a Noah Dobson shot and deflected the puck into the cage for his 13th goal and 44th point of the season. He's been clutch with five game-winning goals, and the addition of Bo Horvat -- formerly the Canucks captain -- figures to be a major boon to Barzal down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
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