Nick Leddy D NYI 2 months ago

Leddy was credited with two assists and five shot attempts in Saturday's Game 6 win over the Capitals.

The blueliner has been an offensive force in the series for the Islanders, as Saturday marked his fourth straight game with an assist. Coach Jack Capuano rewarded Leddy with 28:59 of ice time Saturday, his highest total of the season.

Nick Leddy D NYI 2 months ago

Leddy set up John Tavares' game-winning overtime goal in Sunday's Game 3 against the Capitals.

It's Leddy's first point of the postseason, but he's been riding high since the tail end of the regular season, tallying eight assists in his final six contests. He'll make for a good lineup selection in daily formats any night the Islanders play.

Nick Leddy D NYI 3 months ago

Leddy picked up two assists for the second straight game Thursday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.

Getting traded out of Chicago certainly didn't hurt Leddy's offensive output, as he now has more points this year (33) than he did last season as a Blackhawk (31). Still just 24 years old, Leddy's a reliable offensive performer from the blue line, and it wouldn't be surprising to see his scoring spike toward elite status in the coming years.

Nick Leddy D NYI 3 months ago

Leddy recorded two assists in Sunday's win over the Red Wings.

The two assists snapped a six-game pointless skid for Leddy, who now has 31 points in 73 games on the season. Both of the helpers came on the power play, where he lines up alongside John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. Averaging 20:15 of ice time, the 24-year-old is a reliable offensive defenseman who delivers fairly consistent production.

Nick Leddy D NYI 3 months ago

Local and federal authorities are investigating Twitter threats made against Leddy, according to Newsday.

The Twitter account has now been suspended but apparently Leddy's Minnesota driver's license and one of his credit cards was posted along with threats of violence. The investigation shouldn't effect Leddy's playing time but if his mind is someplace else during the next couple of days, we now know why.

Nick Leddy D NYI 3 months ago

Leddy returned to the Islanders' lineup Saturday after missing four games due to an upper-body injury. He had one blocked shot in 21:18 of ice time.

Use him as you normally would -- he's good to go.

Nick Leddy D NYI 3 months ago

Leddy (upper body) will return to the Islanders' lineup Saturday against the Devils.

Leddy missed just a shade under two weeks due to the injury. With the Isles riding a four-game losing streak, Leddy's return should represent a welcome development, as he checks in as the team's second-best scorer from the blue line this season with 29 points in 68 games. Calvin de Haan will head back to the press box to carve out room for Leddy on one of the top two defensive pairings.

Nick Leddy D NYI 3 months ago

Leddy (upper body) is a candidate to return to action Saturday against New Jersey.

Per coach Jack Capuano, word on that front should arrive later Thursday. Leddy last suited up on March 9 and since then, the Isles have lost four straight games.

Nick Leddy D NYI 3 months ago

Leddy (upper body) practiced with the Islanders on Wednesday, according to the Islanders web site.

The Islanders don't play again until Saturday versus the Devils so it looks like Leddy will be able to get back into the lineup. The Islanders have been scuffling of late, but it's been more on the offense than the defense as they have only scored four goals in their last four games.

Nick Leddy D NYI 4 months ago

Leddy (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Chicago, according to CSN's Tracey Myers.

Leddy is traveling with the Islanders, so it's possible that he could return as soon as Saturday's game against New Jersey if he ends up practicing later this week.