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Nov 3, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) and New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) fight for the puck during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 3, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) and New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) fight for the puck during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

When it comes to the high intensity of the NHL Playoffs, some teams prefer a shorter break between series to preserve the momentum gained from the previous round's victory. 

And after the Islanders swept the Penguins in four games during the first round, the team has not played for a week now. They won't take the ice anytime soon, either, as they await the winner of the Carolina-Washington series. That bout will be decided Wednesday night in a decisive Game 7. 

As such, the Islanders won't begin the second round until Friday at the earliest. Ultimately, they'll have enjoyed a 10-day layoff. It was time well spent for the team, too, as it gave key players ample time to nurse lingering injuries and for everyone to at least recharge the batteries. 

Tags: Cal Clutterbuck, Casey Cizikas, Johnny Boychuk, Matt Martin, Scott Mayfield
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Isles prep for second round 00:01:26
The Isles prep for the second round awaiting their opponent. Does the long layoff from play help or hurt the team battling injuries?

The Islanders will play in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs ... eventually.

New York, which swept the Pittsburgh Penguins, is still waiting to find out who it will play given the Hurricanes forced a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals with a 5-2 win in Game 6 on Monday night.

The Islanders last played April 16, when they beat the Penguins 3-1 to finish off the sweep. In the days since, they have focused on getting healthy, as several players, including Cal Clutterbuck and Scott Mayfield, have been dealing with injuries.

Tags: Cal Clutterbuck, Scott Mayfield
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Feb 28, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) and right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) and defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 28, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) and right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) and defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

As the Islanders continue their preparation for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs while waiting to see who their opponent will be, they got some banged-up bodies back on the ice.

Right wing Cal Clutterbuck and defenseman Scott Mayfield both returned to practice Monday. They hadn't practiced with the team since the Isles defeated the Penguins in Game 4 last Tuesday to secure a first-round sweep. Clutterbuck missed the third period of Game 4.

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New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk shoots against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk shoots against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury he suffered during Game 4 of their first-round series against the Penguins, GM Lou Lamoriello said on Friday.

Boychuk blocked a shot off his right leg in the second period of Tuesday's win over the Penguins and did not return. 

Tags: Cal Clutterbuck, Johnny Boychuk, Scott Mayfield
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Islanders talk ahead of playoffs 00:01:12
New York Islanders clinched home ice against the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Anders Lee knows fans will rock the Nassau Coliseum

The Penguins have their longtime stars and the championship pedigree, but the Islanders have been up for every challenge this season, and what they may lack in individual talent is made up for in commitment and chemistry.

With that in mind, here's a look at how the Islanders and Penguins match up heading into the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Tags: Adam Pelech, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Johnny Boychuk, Jordan Eberle, Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Nick Leddy, Pittsburgh Penguins, Robin Lehner, Ryan Pulock, Scott Mayfield, Thomas Greiss, Tom Kuhnhackl, Valtteri Filppula
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Kevin Poulin is headed to the Tampa Bay Lightning after be claimed off waivers. The Islanders placed the 25-year-old net minder on waivers on Saturday ahead of their preseason matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Poulin has had some rocky times during his tenure with the Islanders. He has 50 NHL games under his belt, but never really managed to fined consistency in his performances. There were times when he played well and looked like he was starting to find a rhythm, but that quickly end and his play would falter. Poulin, selected 128th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, had a .899 save percentage in those 50 appearances and a 3.07 goals against average.

Tags: Islanders, kevin poulin, new york islanders, News, scott mayfield, Christian Arnold
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SYOSSET, N.Y. ? Friday marked the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. The Islanders roster doesn?t boast anyone from the New York area, but the significance of the day is not lost on the team.

Through their time playing hockey in New York, several players have gained a greater appreciation of what the city went through on the morning of and the days following the 9/11 attacks.

Tags: Islanders, john tavares, matt martin, new york islanders, scott mayfield, September 11, Christian Arnold
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When Scott Mayfield takes the ice Sunday night in Buffalo it will be his fifth an final time he does so with the Islanders this season.Whether the rookie defenseman will start the 2014-15 campaign in the NHL will be determined later, but he has ben given his fair share of opportunities during his short stint this year. Through the four games he has appeared in so far he has seen good amount of ice time, with his highest time on ice coming on Friday against the Devils when he played 20:35.Mayfield says that it was ?different? coming into a new locker room with just five games left ? the Islanders recalled him last Sunday ? but the large number of familiar faces has helped the change.?You?re kind of coming into a locker room with five games remaining with a whole different team kind of,? Mayfield said. ?My transition was a little bit easier because I knew guys here. We have a lot of young guys so that helped out, but it?s different. It?s a different game out there, but it?s a great experience.?The short jump to a new team is nothing new for the St. Louis native. After two years playing NCAA hockey for the university of Denver, Mayfield played the final six games of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers? 2012-13 season.This year has been his first pro season, and a solid season at that.Mayfield appeared in 69 games for Bridgeport before being called up by the Islanders. In that span he has three goals and 14 assists for 17 points.The advantage for Mayfield, not only are the large number of rookies on the team, but it has also helped that the Islanders keep their system in Bridgeport very similar to the one on Long Island.?We do a few different things,? he said regarding the system. ? But I mean they try to keep it as unison as possible. It?s more the personnel difference that?s the biggest change.?The chance to play in the NHL is a big opportunity for any young player, and that?s something that Mayfield understands and appreciates.?It?s a great experience,? he said. ?I mean we?re all getting an opportunity, myself included, and it?s a lot of fun. You kind of want to learn as much as you can going into summer. Know what you have to do this summer to get better and make a push for it next year.?
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The Islanders have announced that University of Denver defender Scott Mayfield has left college early and signed a three-year entry level contract with the team. Mayfield, a second round pick of the Islanders in 2011, decided to leave school after completing his sophomore year.?

Mayfield had 112 penalty minutes, 17 points and three goals in 39 games for Denver this season. He joins Andrey Pedan and Ryan Strome in Bridgeport, two other Islanders from the 2011 draft class. Mayfield will report to Bridgeport on an ATO this year, with the ELC kicking in next season.

You can read IPB's profile of Mayfield from October 2011 here.

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Tonight, three of the Islanders' 2011 draft picks were eliminated from their respective post-season tournaments. That could pave the way for all of them to head east to either Long Island or, most likely, Bridgeport.

For one, defender Andrey Pedan, who scored a few goals for his team, was knocked out of the OHL playoffs tonight. If you read his twitter, it sounds like his bags are already packed. Pedan thanked "everybody for supporting [him] in Guelph," and "that [he] will be missing every one of you." He then proceeded to retweet a few dozen Islander fans, so yeah, I'd say he's headed eastward. Pedan doesn't yet have an ELC with the Isles.

Ryan Strome's IceDogs also lost tonight as did Scott Mayfield's Denver Pioneers. Strome has pretty clearly outgrown the OHL, scoring 34 goals and 94 points in 53 games. For Mayfield, he could still return to school as he is finishing up his sophomore year of college but all signs seem to point to him leaving early.

Tags: andrey pedan, Islanders, News, Editorial Aside, Prospects, ryan strome, scott mayfield, Sound Tigers
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The Islanders have a lot of decisions to make in the next couple weeks, as the trade deadline looms on April 3rd at 3pm. The team has a number of veteran free agents who could either be moved or re-signed, among them are Evgeni Nabokov, Brad Boyes, Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky, Marty Reasoner and Tim Thomas.

In today's Newsday, Arthur Staple notes that talks are either underway or will be soon for Nabokov, Streit and Visnovsky. Visnovsky, obviously the longest shot of the three to re-sign, is at least open to listening. Whether that is just polite courtesy or actual interest, remains to be seen.

Brad Boyes, Staple mentions, is likely to be seriously talked to as well regarding a new deal. Boyes has been clicking extremely well with the first line and is third on the team in points.

Tags: anders lee, Brenden Kichton, Islanders, larry brooks, lubomir visnovsky, mark streit, News, Editorial Aside, Prospects, scott mayfield, thomas hickey, travis hamonic
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