Michael Grabner W TOR 1 month ago

Grabner contributed an assist Wednesday night, but it wasn't enough as the Maple Leafs ultimately fell to the Sabres, 2-1 in a shootout.

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Michael Grabner W TOR 2 months ago

Grabner was acquired by the Maple Leafs on Thursday in exchange for forward Taylor Beck and four minor-league players, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.

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Michael Grabner W TOR 2 months ago

Grabner (sports hernia) said he's fully healthy in advance of the Islanders' training camp, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

Michael Grabner W TOR 5 months ago

The Islanders are trying to trade Grabner, according to Newsday.

This should not really come as a surprise as Grabner doesn't seem to mesh well with coach Jack Capuano. The problem is how do you trade a player who has under performed through most of his career, has a $3 million cap hit, and is coming off two hernia surgeries?

Michael Grabner W TOR 6 months ago

Grabner has had hernia surgery this off-season, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

This is the second hernia surgery Grabner will have undergone since the start of the 2014-15 season. Grabner was a constant scratch this season whether healthy or not as he just seemed to be constantly in coach Jack Capuano's doghouse. The coming season will likely be his last in an Islanders uniform.

Michael Grabner W TOR 8 months ago

Grabner will play Tuesday night in Philadelphia, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

The Islanders are short a couple of forwards with Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen out with minor injuries. The Isles have several extra forwards on their roster so it has become a battle of playing time game in and game out. Grabner has often been a healthy scratch over the past couple of seasons. He needs to display his speed on a consistent basis in order to stay in the lineup.

Michael Grabner W TOR 8 months ago

Coach Jack Capuano said Thursday that Grabner (illness) is fully healthy now, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

After serving as a healthy scratch for a few games, Grabner was expected to return to the lineup last weekend before the illness prevented that from coming to fruition. Grabner could reenter the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jackets, but would likely only see third-line minutes.

Michael Grabner W TOR 8 months ago

Grabner is nursing an illness and will not be available Saturday against the Ducks, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Grabner was a candidate to get back in the lineup Saturday after a slew of healthy scratches, but it appears the illness cropped up at an inconvenient time. It's possible that he'll be able to play Sunday against the Red Wings if he notices enough improvement with his condition by the morning.

Michael Grabner W TOR 9 months ago

Grabner is expected to serve as a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Rangers, NHL.com's David Satriano reports.

The return of Kyle Okposo (detached retina) from a 22-game absence will force the Isles to bump a winger from their lineup, and it looks like it will be Grabner, who skated with the Isles' other expected scratches Tuesday morning. Grabner has been a capable, if unspectacular producer as a member of the team's second or third line this season, generating seven goals and 12 points over 29 games.

Michael Grabner W TOR 9 months ago

Grabner registered a pair of assists, went plus-2 and recorded a stunning six takeaways Thursday against the Predators.The Preds played a sloppy game, and Grabner and the Islanders took advantage repeatedly. That's points in two consecutive games and a plus-4 rating for the winger since his return from an upper-body ailment that kept him out for a week-plus. But he's had an awful tough time staying in the lineup this year.