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The New York Islanders struggling defensive unit just took another blow on Wednesday. Ryan Pulock will be out for the next 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury. Pulock did not suit up for the Islanders 6-1 loss on Tuesday night in Florida and he underwent an evaluation on Wednesday after the team arrived back on Long Island. Pulock had appeared in all 12 games of the Islanders season to date and leads the team in average ice time with 22:27. (NYI Hockey Now)

It seemed all but fitting that the New York Islanders lost one of their top defensemen at the end of a 13-game road trip that ended on a sour four-game losing streak. Now without Ryan Pulock for at least the next month the Islanders will have to find a way to survive a tough upcoming portion of their schedule. Is Robin Salo the answer? (NYI Hockey Now)

Scott Mayfield did not face any additional discipline from the NHL following his knee-on-knee hit on Aleksander Barkov in Tuesday’s loss to the Florida Panthers. The incident occurred in the second period as Barkov crossed the blue line and Scott Mayfield caught him with the knee-on-knee sending both players to the ice. Scott Mayfield was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit, ending his night early. (NYI Hockey Now)

A few weeks ago Christian Arnold and Stefen Rosner put together a list of potential trade candidates as the Islanders’ defense was a mess to kick off the 2021-22 NHL season. With Ryan Pulock on the shelf for a month or more, a trade could be coming sooner than anticipated. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Islanders will be without Ryan Pulock for a couple of weeks. Arthur Staple of The Athletic looks at five options for the Islanders to fill the hole he leaves behind on the backend? Will the position be filled by one of the prospects in the minors? Will general manager Lou Lamoriello make a trade? Here is the list of options. (The Athletic)

The Islanders will make their long-awaited debut at UBS Arena this Saturday against the Calgary Flames. With COVID-19 delays, there was concern early on that the arena would not be ready to open on time. But through hard work and dedication by everyone involved, the arena will be ready for a hockey game, even if the building is not 100-percent complete. (Newsday)

A month into the NHL season and the Boston Bruins are just two points out of a wildcard spot. In the latest edition of Hagg Bag, Joe Haggerty answers questions about the play of Connor Clifton, the life of Bob Neumeier, his favorite team to root for and more! (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 5-6-4 to start the season, not the best of starts. What needs to change? Here are three needs for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they look to turn their season around before it is too late given the prowess of the Metropolitan Division. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

While it is now as bad as first anticipated, the Florida Panthers will be without their captain, Sasha Barkov, who sustained a lower-body injury against the New York Islanders following a collision with Scott Mayfield. He is considered week-to-week with no surgery needed. The Panthers center depth will be tested, but given the acquisitions made this offseason, they are in a position to survive the injury given the talent down the middle. (Florida Hockey Now

The Washingotn Capitals defeated the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday night by a score of 2-0. Garnet Hathaway stays hot as he has five goals and six points in his last four games, Ilya Samsanov bounces back with a strong start in goal, and rookie Aliaksei Protas, despite not picking up a point, was one of the best players on the ice. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Detroit Red Wings, in the eyes of many fans, are playing better than anyone could have anticipated so far this season. Despite an 8-8-2 start, the Red Wings are not satisfied. They have lost three of their last four contests and four of their last 11. Here are six says the Red Wings can bolster their club. (Detroit Hockey Now)

There have been a lot of players that have put on the Toronto blue and orange since the installment of the Original Six franchise. Scott Cullen puts together his list of the top Maple Leaf defensemen of all time. (Toronto Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens Original Six road trip was a disaster, picking up one out of a possible six points. Brendan Gallagher was fined for punching Barclay Goodrow in the later moments of their loss to the New York Rangers. Looking ahead, defenceman Mattias Norlinder will make his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins today, as Montreal’s future will be on display. Also included is an injury list, which seems to never be ending. (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights have claimed Adam Brooks off of waivers. Brooks started the season with Toronto, was waived and selected by the Montreal Canadiens, but then found himself on waivers again. With the Golden Knights currently missing Max Pacioretty, William Karlsson, William Carrier, Jonathan Marchessault, Nolan Patrick, Jack Eichel, and now Evgenii Dadonov on , Brooks could find himself in the lineup soon for the Golden Knights. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Vancouver Canucks yet again, this time a 4-2 victory unlike the blowout a few days ago. Forward Nazen Kadri led the way for Colorado, with a goal and two assists. Here are the takeaways from the win. (Colorado Hockey Now)

San Jose Barracuda netminder Zachary Sawchenko was really creative with his new goaltending mask. And why not? His latest is inspired by the Emmy-winning televisions series Ted Lasso. But not for the reasons you may think. Sawchenko loves the message and the ability for that team in the show to rally together and overcome odds. You just have to see it. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks lost yet again, again to the Colorado Avalance. The power play was non-existant going 0-3, while the penalty kill struggled as the Avalance scored three goals on five opportunities. Here are the takeaways from the loss. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

 

 

 

 

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