Good morning folks. The New York Islanders are back in action as they host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 7 PM. Here’s your stories to know for today:
NYI Hockey Now
From getting acclimated to the systems to who he’s become friends with, here’s our one-on-one interview with New York Islanders forward Bo Horvat.
After an off day on Wednesday following a 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators, the New York Islanders were back on the practice sheet Thursday morning. We had some line changes along with a call-up from Bridgeport.
Ahead of New York Islanders practice, the team announced that Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been placed on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Feb. 11, with a lower-body injury. Veteran forward Andy Andreoff has been recalled from the Bridgeport Islanders of the AHL.
Per a league source, Patrick Kane has “no interest” in joining the New York Islanders, and that makes sense.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: After going 2-1 on the West Coast, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the Metropolitan Division, with their next three games coming Friday on the road against the New York Islanders, Saturday at home against the New Jersey Devils and Monday against the Islanders at home.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens announced forward Sean Monahan took part in practice with a no-contact jersey. It’s a great development, given how quickly the March 3rd trade deadline is approaching, setting the stage for a showcase in the next few games.
Washington Hockey Now: Down 4-1 with just over a minute to go in the second period, the Washington Capitals needed a spark and T.J. Oshie answered the call, getting in the paint and ultimately, throwing some punches and going after Matthew Tkachuk to show his teammates that there was still a lot of fight left in them.
San Jose Hockey Now: Although rumors are swirling of Timo Meier heading to the New Jersey Devils or the Carolina Hurricanes, should the San Jose Sharks trade their prized possession?
LA Hockey Now: On Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Kings announced that defenseman Mikey Anderson signed an eight-year contract extension carrying an average annual value of $4.1 million.