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Update: Casey Cizikas Out Week-To-Week; Islanders Shuffle Lines

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New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas (Photo courtesy of New York Islanders Twitter)
Photo Courtesy of New York Islanders Twitter

East Meadow, NY– Casey Cizikas will be out of the lineup of New York Islanders lineup for the foreseeable future, as the team announced the center is week-to-week with a lower-body injury ahead of their matchup tonight versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Cizikas was hobbled by a slap shot toward the end of the first period of the Islanders’ loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. He did manage to play a few shifts after initially struggling to get back to his feet, but ultimately exited the game early in the second period and did not return.

 

With Cizikas on the shelf, Islanders head coach Lane Lambert made some significant changes to his forward lines.

Lines: 

Lee-Horvat-Wahlstrom

Engvall-Nelson-Fasching

Holmstrom-Barzal-Palmieri

Martin-Pageau-Clutterbuck

The defense pairings remained the same as they were on Tuesday against Vancouver.

Cizikas has played in all but one game for the Islanders this year. In 39 games this season, he has 11 points with five goals in 13:30 of ice time per game. His status beyond tonight is currently unknown.

The Islanders play the Maple Leafs tonight at UBS Arean, with puck drop scheduled for just past 7 p.m. EST.

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