Casey Cizikas C NYI 4 months ago

Cizikas scored a shorthanded goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Penguins.

The shortie was the Isles' 10th of the season, tying the Jets for the NHL lead. It's the ninth goal overall for Cizikas, who has been limited to 18 points in 69 games while working primarily as the Isles' fourth-line center.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Cizikas (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.

Cizikas is expected to resume his duties as the Isles' fourth-line center for Thursday's game against the Predators. It's a role that hasn't afforded him much fantasy utility, as his numbers (six goals, eight assists in 53 games) flesh out.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Coach Jack Capuano said Cizikas (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Predators, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Though Cizikas still remains listed on the Isles' injured reserve list, the team is expected to open up a roster spot for him at some point in the afternoon by either assigning a forward to the minors or placing another active player on IR. The fourth-line center, who has six goals and 14 points in 53 games this season, hasn't suited up since the Feb. 16 tilt with the Rangers.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Cizikas (lower body) will likely return for Thursday's contest against the Predators.

Cizikas has resumed skating the past few days, and coach Jack Capuano indicated that there's a good chance the center would be back to start the team's road trip. If Matt Martin receives a suspension in Wednesday's hearing, Cizikas could be activated in a corresponding move.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Cizikas (lower body) could be ready to play on the Islanders upcoming road trip, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Cizikas has been out with a lower body injury and would be a welcome addition to an Islander team that has suffered quite a few injuries over the past month.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Cizikas (lower body) won't play Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Cizikas is getting near a return but the Isles won't let him play until he practices first, something he has yet to do.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Cizikas was officially placed on injured reserve Wednesday retroactive to Feb. 16, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.Cizikas was believed to be placed on injured reserve Tuesday, but the team reportedly were waiting with a chance of him returning sooner. His placement on IR means he will miss at least three more contests, with his next chance to return coming Feb. 24 against the Coyotes.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Updating a previous report, Cizikas (upper body) hasn't been placed on injured reserve, but will not be in lineup Tuesday against the Hurricanes.Cizikas will bow out of the lineup to make room for Michael Grabner's return, but it looks like his injury remains in the day-to-day category. The center could draw back in for Thursday's tilt with the Predators.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Cizikas (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.There is no word yet on the exact nature of the injury or how long Cizikas will be out of the lineup for but he has been bothered by a foot injury ever since blocking a shot several games ago. Michael Grabner has been activated to take take his spot in the lineup.

Casey Cizikas C NYI 5 months ago

Cizikas racked up five hits and scored a goal off a rebound in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.Cizikas is making the most of fourth-line duty for the Islanders, current leaders of the Metropolitan Division. Despite the fact that he has points (two goals, one assist) in three straight games, the centerman is most likely to keep mashing opponents given that he's on pace for 171 hits this season.