Jaroslav Halak G NYI 10 Days
Halak (lower body) practiced Thursday.
Assuming no setbacks, with the Isles on a four-game slide, Halak looks like a candidate to return to action as soon as Saturday's game against New Jersey.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 11 Days
Halak (lower body) skated with the Islanders on Wednesday, according to the Islanders web site.
Halak did not participate in practice and thus didn't take any shots. The Islanders don't play again until Saturday versus the Devils so Halak still has two days to get ready to play but it's unlikely that he would start Saturday without at least one practice under his belt.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 12 Days
Halak is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
With Halak ailing and not making the trip to Chicago, per Newsday's Arthur Staple, Kevin Poulin was recalled from AHL Bridgeport in advance of Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks. Though Staple suggests that Halak's injury is not believed to be serious, Michal Neuvirth, who figures to get Tuesday's starting nod, and could see added action beyond that, depending on how Halak progresses.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days
Halak (undisclosed) did not travel with the Islanders and is unlikely to play Tuesday versus the Blackhawks, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
There is no word yet as to what the injury is or how long he will be out of the lineup for but it is not expected to be a long term absence. The Islanders only play two games in the next 10 days to they may just be giving him a vacation to rest up for the stretch run and the playoffs.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 15 Days
Halak allowed two goals on 28 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Senators on Wednesday.
Halak has now dropped two straight games, both of which were tough contests against the first-place Rangers and surging Senators. He'll certainly cede the odd start to the newly-acquired Michal Neuvirth down the stretch, but with 34 wins on the season, Halak is very much the man in Long Island.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 16 Days
Halak will be in the crease for Friday's game against the Senators, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Halak took a tough toss his last time out against the rival Rangers, stopping 20 of the first 21 shots he faced before a carom off the skate of teammate Ryan Strome beat the goalie for the game-winner. It doesn't seem as though Halak has ceded much ground to Michal Neuvirth as the Isles' No. 1 goalie, but with another back-to-back set kicking off Friday, look for Neuvirth to receive a start Saturday versus the Canadiens.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 19 Days
Halak stopped 20 of 22 shots Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
The game-winning goal by Rick Nash was a piece of tough luck for Halak, as Nash fired a hard shot that deflected unintentionally off the skate of Isles forward Ryan Strome and perfectly high to the blocker side on goal. Tough one for Halak, and the Isles -- so good at winning earlier in the year -- continue to have trouble getting things going of late. Halak's alternated wins and losses over his last eight starts.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 19 Days
Halak will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Halak returns to the Isles' net Tuesday after giving way to Michal Neuvirth in the team's past two games. He'll square off against a Rangers squad that is coming off a 1-0 overtime victory in Chicago on Sunday.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 23 Days
Halak stopped 28 of 31 shots Thursday in a 4-3 win over Nashville.
A 31-second lapse in the third period during which the Preds scored two goals on Halak injured his final stat line, but it's still yet another win -- his 34th in 48 starts on the year. Halak should continue to see regular work in the season's final month-plus, though recent addition Michal Neuvirth provides the Isles with a reliable backup option that'll allow them to rest the veteran starter down the stretch.
Jaroslav Halak G NYI 24 Days
Halak will be in the crease for Thursday's game against the Predators, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Halak might be starting to feel some more pressure on his job security after the Isles acquired Michal Neuvirth from Buffalo at Monday's deadline, but he'll still enter the net for the second straight game since the trade. Though his season ratios (2.47 GAA, .911 save percentage) aren't spectacular, Halak has ridden a productive supporting cast to a 33-13-1 record. Only two goalies have recorded more wins than him in 2014-15, with one of them being the Preds' Pekka Rinne, who he is expected to square off against Thursday. The Predators rank second in the NHL with 89 points, but the team is in the midst of its worst slump of the season, losing four straight games entering Thursday's tilt.