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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cizikas (foot) appears set to play Tuesday against the Panthers, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

The Islanders assigned emergency recall Colin McDonald back to AHL Bridgeport on Tuesday, suggesting Cizikas will be healthy enough to center the team's fourth line. The foot injury had kept Cizikas' status as questionable for the last two games, but he'll end up suiting up for both contests.

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Cizikas was not on one of the offensive lines during Monday's practice.

Not being on a line wouldn't necessarily indicate anything, but that added to the emergency recall of Colin McDonald could suggest he is again dealing with the foot/ankle issue that caused him to sit out of Friday's practice.

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Cizikas (foot) will play Saturday against the Red Wings, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

A game-time decision for Saturday's tilt after skipping Friday's practice due to the minor injury, Cizikas experienced no setbacks while taking part in pregame warmups and was cleared to slot into the lineup. Expect him to center the club's fourth line Saturday.

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Cizikas (foot/ankle) is still being considered a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Red Wings.

The Islanders didn't hold a morning skate in advance of Saturday's matinee, so it's difficult to get a read on Cizikas' status. If he ends up sitting out, look for Colin McDonald to assume his spot in the lineup.