Travis Hamonic D NYI 21 Hrs

Hamonic gathered an assist in his third straight game in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes.

The 24-year-old really came into his own in February, finishing the month with one goal and 11 assists over 15 games. That scoring total represents just under half his output for the season (25 points). He's now just one point away from matching the career-high mark he established as a rookie in 2010-11.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 13 Days

Hamonic dished out two assists in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.Hamonic has been on a roll lately as he's picked up at least one assist in five of his last six contests. The multi-point effort gives the 24-year-old defensemen his third season with at least 20 points, and he's on his way to besting his current high of 26.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 17 Days

Hamonic made his presence felt with an assist, plus-3 rating and five hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.Hamonic is on a roll with at least one assist in four straight games. His recent offensive surge is partly due to his budding chemistry with emerging forward Anders Lee. While Hamonic won't drop jaws in any single category, he remains a serviceable option with or without the puck.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 21 Days

Hamonic collected two assists in Sunday's win over the Sabres.

Hamonic has been producing steadily since early-January, recording eight points (all assists) in his last 11 outings. He's a solid all-around fantasy option, averaging 21:33 of ice time, contributing on the power play, picking up 64 PIM and notching a plus-5 rating. The 24-year-old is worth looking at, as the Islanders have some great offensive firepower up front that Hamonic can benefit from. He's well on his way to surpassing his previous career-high of 26 points.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 1 Month

Hamonic recorded an assist in Thursday's loss to the Bruins.

Hamonic has quietly increased his involvement offensively the last two weeks, recording four assists and 15 shots over his last six contests. With no 30-point seasons on his resume, it's hard to envision Hamonic sustaining this level of production going forward, but he's probably still somebody worth monitoring.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 2 Months

Hamonic notched an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Canucks.

Hamonic holds down a top-four role on defense for the Islanders, but he doesn't provide nearly the offensive upside that teammates Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk do from the blue line. He has nine points in 30 games this season, instead offering more significant contributions in PIM (52), hits (99) and blocks (63).

Travis Hamonic D NYI 2 Months

Hamonic (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Friday.

After he was able to practice over the last several days, Hamonic will be cleared to rejoin the lineup following a six-game absence. He doesn't offer many contributions in the scoring categories, but his steady play on his own end will be welcomed by an Islanders squad that suffered from uneven play defensively in recent back-to-back losses to the Blues.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 2 Months

Hamonic (upper body) is expected to play Friday versus the Red Wings, according to Newsday.

Hamonic has missed the last six games due to the injury and will be a welcome addition to an Islander defense that has missed his toughness in their own zone. Hamonic should be paired with Calvin de Haan once again.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 2 Months

Hamonic (upper body) is expected to return to the Islanders lineup over the weekend.

There was some thought that Hamonic might play Monday against the Devils after he was able to practice with the team a day earlier, but the Islanders elected to play it safe and keep him out for another game. Coach Jack Capuano said he was "coming along" nicely during practices the last two days, and his activation shouldn't be far off.

Travis Hamonic D NYI 3 Months

Hamonic (upper body) practiced with the team Sunday, according to Newsday.

Hamonic had no restrictions during practice and all signs are pointing towards a Monday return to the lineup for one of the Islanders best defensemen.