After a few days off for the Holiday break, the New York Islanders are back in action as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 PM. They will be on the ice Tuesday morning, as we should get some updates on the injury front.
Here are your new York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
Aatu Räty is going to be a special player for the New York Islanders in the future, but why can’t he make an impact right now? New York Islanders.
After the New York Islanders witnessed two prospects in Aatu Räty and William Dufour go head-to-head for gold at the 2022 World Junior Championships back in August, the tournament is once again upon us. The Islanders have two players at the 2023 World Junior Championships in Canada, which kicks off Monday.: New York Islanders.
Per the NHL media site, the Islanders have returned three players to the Bridgeport Islanders in forwards Aatu Räty and Hudson Fasching, along with defenseman Parker Wotherspoon. Unless these moves were just paper transactions, as we have seen the New York Islanders make throughout the season, these moves could mean some positivity on the injured front: New York Islanders.
Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate. And for the Jews like me, enjoy your Chinese food and movies. Despite finding themselves in the playoff race after not being close a season ago, the Islanders could use a few gifts from Santa Claus this holiday season. Oh, and by the way, Die Hard is a Christmas movie: New York Islanders.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: Washington Capitals prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko’s incredible story continues, as the 18-year-old scored his first KHL goal on Monday and continues to put up impressive numbers since returning from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Washington Capitals.
Philly Hockey Now: Cutter Gauthier didn’t have any points, but had a strong game as Team USA outlasted Latvia, 5-2, in a World Junior opener Monday in Moncton, New Brunswick: Philadelphia Flyers.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens will have their eye few of the top prospects currently at the World Juniors, as they continue to focus on the 2023 NHL Draft. It’s no secret that General Manager Kent Hughes is a big fan of this upcoming draft class, as he’s actively looking to add a third 1st-round pick for the 2023 NHL Draft over the next few months: Montreal Canadiens.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights signed forward Matyas Sapovaliv to a three-year entry-level contract Monday evening: Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: Could Nikolai Knyzhov be back by late January or February? That’s the target date right now, subject to change, a source tells San Jose Hockey Now: San Jose Sharks