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Notebook: Lambert Provides Injury Updates, Fisherman Debuts



New York Islanders, Lane Lambert

ELMONT, NY–It’s Reverse Retro night at UBS Arena, as the New York Islanders will be rocking their new, fisherman-theme sweaters against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders did not skate Saturday morning as they got to “sleep in” following their 6-4 win over the Devils in New Jersey Friday night.

That game was something.

Prior to Saturday night’s duel, New York Islanders head coach, Lane Lambert provided injury updates.

  • Adam Pelech (day-to-day, upper-body) will miss his second straight game after going head first into the boards back on Tuesday in the third period against the St. Louis Blues. His status for the upcoming road trip is uncertain, as he will be evaluated over the next few days.
  • Anthony Beauvillier, who went hard into the boards forcing him to leave Friday’s contest in the first period, was unable to play.
  • Kyle Palmieri (upper-body, day-to-day) will miss his eighth-straight game and will be re-evaluated Sunday.
  • Cal Clutterbuck is good to go after being head-butted by New Jersey Devils defenseman Brendan Smith.

Yes, you read that right. Clutterbuck took a helmet to the face in the first period, forcing him to miss the rest of the opening frame. He returned in the second period, wearing a full cage. His face was bloodied, and he had cotton up his nose to stop the bleeding.

It seemed like he broke his nose, but NYI Hockey Now won’t pay for a doctorate, so…

Clutterbuck told NYI Hockey Now that it had been 20 years since he had worn a full cage but that it didn’t take long for him to get used to it.

Here’s the hit:

“I saw a bit of it. I thought it was pretty incidentally,” Lambert said. “I mean, it’s hockey, and obviously Cal, you know, being the player that he is, came back and played and gave our bench a huge lift.”

Islanders Shut Out By Hurricanes 3-0 in Reverse Retro Debut

After defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-4 on Friday night, the New York Islanders looked exhausted in their 3-0 shutout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

The Islanders are now 17-12-0 on the season, 9-6-0 at UBS Arena.

WATCH: Islanders Take the Ice in Fisherman Reverse Retro Jersey

Whether you are a fan of the Fisherman ReverseRetro or not, the wait is now over, as the New York Islanders hit the ice for warmup wearing their newest sweaters:

Barzal Reaches 30 Points in 28 Games; Credit to Lambert’s ‘Freedom’?

The New York Islanders 6-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night can only be described using one word–absurdity.

There were big hits, scrums, goals, and a divided crowd. It was an entertaining sixty-minute affair between two Metropolitan foes.

What was lost in the madness was with two assists, New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal reached the 30-point mark in 28 games. Despite just three goals on the season, Barzal has been a playmaking machine with 27; the third-highest assist total in the NHL.

Barzal Reaches 30 Points in 28 Games; Credit to Lambert’s ‘Freedom’?

Changing Fisherman Narrative Not on Islanders Mind: ‘It Speaks To Our Past’

When the New York Islanders take the ice Saturday night at UBS Arena for their contest against the Carolina Hurricanes, they will be debuting their 2022-23 Reverse Retro Fisherman sweaters.

The Fisherman logo has divided the fan base. Anyone around for their late 90s tenure can only picture two things–losing and fish stix.

Everyone understands why the people who saw the Fisherman logo make its debut in 1995 are enraged with anything surrounding it. The Islanders, at the time, were a horrific hockey club that found themselves at the bottom of their division throughout its tenure.

Changing Fisherman Narrative Not on Islanders Mind: ‘It Speaks To Our Past’

Gotta See It: Alexander Romanov Levels Miles Wood, Gets Jumped

With 7:55 to go in the second period, Alexander Romanov leveled New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood in the New York Islanders zone.

It was a rather hard but legal hit which, as expected, the Devils took exception to. Immediately after the hit, Michael McLeod jumped Romanov, leading to a scrum in the corner.

“Love it. Love it. Amazing. It’s as clean of a hit as you are going to find, and that’s a statement,” Clutterbuck said.

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Gotta See It: Alexander Romanov Levels Miles Wood, Gets Jumped