New York Islanders
Training Camp Day 7: Roster Trimmed, New Lines, Power-Play Work & More
After an off-day Wednesday, the New York Islanders were back on the ice Thursday morning for day 7 of training camp.
Following the 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert shared that Wednesday would be a day for evaluation and decision making.
After the off-day, the New York Islanders trimmed their roster by 16 skaters.
15 players sent to Bridgeport:
F: Collin Adams, Erik Brown, Blade Jenkins, Jeff Kubiak, Daylan Kuefler, Jimmy Lambert, Kyle MacLean, Matthew Maggio, Reece Newkirk, Chris Terry
D: Trevor Cosgrove, Ryan Mackinnon, Connor McCarthy, Vincent Sevigny
G: Henrik Tikkanen
— Stefen Rosner (@stefen_rosner) September 29, 2022
Goaltender Tristan Lennox was returned to his junior hockey team, the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL.
The Islanders ran a two-group system on Thursday following the roster cutdown. We saw some different line combinations, and the Islanders did practice their power play for the first time since training camp began. Below are the groups, the forward line combinations, the defensive pairings, and the power-play groups.
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Group 1 Roster:
F: Barzal, Lee, Bardreau,Parise, Nelson, Palmieri, Koivula, Johnston, Holmstrom, Iskhakov, Fasching, Beauvillier
D: Pulock, Pelech, Romanov, Dobson, LaDue, Helgeson
G: Varlamov, Schneider
Group 1 Notable Lines:
Line 1: Lee-Nelson-Beauvillier
Line 2: Parise-Barzal-Palmieri
Line 3: Johnston-Koivula-Holmstrom
Line 4: Iskhakov-Bardreau-Fasching
Noah Dobson was at the point on the power play, with Kyle Palmieri to his right and Mathew Barzal to his left. Anders Lee and Brock Nelson cycled from the low slot to behind the net.
Group 2 Roster:
F: Bellows, Wahlstrom, Räty, Dufour, Bailey, Clutterbuck, Martin, Cizikas, Pageau, Soshnikov
D: Hutton, Salo, Mayfield, Cholowski, Wotherspoon
G: Sorokin, Skarek
Group 2 Notable Lines:
Line 1: Soshnikov-Pageau-Wahlstrom
Line 2: Bellows-Räty-Bailey
Line 3: Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck (First time at camp that identity line was together)
Line 4: Durandeau-Andreoff-Dufour
D2: Cholowski-Hutton (Wotherspoon)
Salo manned the point, with Josh Bailey to his right and Oliver Wahlstrom to his left. Pageau remained in the low slot with Bellows behind the net.
Updates from Lane Lambert:
Sebastian Aho did not skate Thursday, as he was unavailable. There is no further update on New York Islanders 2022 fourth-round draft pick Isaiah George, who has been held out of training camp after injuring himself during development camp.
Samuel Bolduc, who did not skate Monday or Tuesday, was back on the ice getting work in before the team hit the ice Thursday morning. He did not skate with the group.
Per CapFriendly, the New York Islanders have waived forward Richard Panik and goaltender Ken Appleby.