Evgeni Nabokov G NYI 4 Days
Evgeni Nabokov (groin) could be ready to back up in goal as early as Tuesday in San Jose.
Nabokov had been looking forward to this game since the start of the season as he spent most of his career guarding the cage for the Sharks. He was hurt on November 16 and was expected to miss about a month of action so he is in line to return. Nabokov has been a disappointment this season with a 5-5-3 record, a 3.30 GAA and a .892 save percentage.
Evgeni Nabokov G NYI 7 Days
Evgeni Nabokov (groin) took part in Wednesday's practice.
Nabokov is expected to need at least another week before he's ready to return. When he's finally healthy, he'll be looking to rebound after posting a 3.30 GAA and .892 save percentage in 14 contests this season.
Evgeni Nabokov G NYI 24 Days
Evgeni Nabokov (groin) has been placed on injured reserve.
He is projected to be sidelined for at least four weeks. Nabokov was injured on Saturday against Detroit. Kevin Poulin will serve as the Islanders' No. 1 goaltender in his absence and Anders Nilsson has been called up to serve as the club's backup.
Evgeni Nabokov G NYI 25 Days
The latest update, at least according to New York Newsday, is that Evgeni Nabokov could miss about a month with a groin issue.
At the moment, it seems like the Islanders are going to stick with their organizational pieces. That's a big potential boost for Kevin Poulin, who may be backed up by Anders Nilsson.
Evgeni Nabokov G NYI 25 Days
Look for Evgeni Nabokov to miss at least two weeks with his groin injury.
Nabokov will be re-evaluated Monday but coach Jack Capuano said after the game Saturday that he is expected to miss two weeks at a minimum. Nabokov has struggled this season with a 5-5-3 record, a 3.30 GAA and a .892 save percentage. Reserve him for now and hope that Kevin Poulin does not run with the goaltending job while Nabokov is out of action. Nabokov has a huge influence in the Islanders dressing room as John Tavares stated: "He's been a big part of our team. A lot of people don't always see what he means in our locker room. He's a tremendous guy and a tremendous presence. So we hope it's not too serious and he's back soon."
Evgeni Nabokov G NYI 26 Days
Evgeni Nabokov will get the start in goal for the Islanders on Saturday.
It has been a week and three games since Nabokov saw the net as Kevin Poulin has played of late. Nabokov has struggled this season with a 5-5-3 record to go with a mediocre 3.24 GAA and a .894 save percentage. Start him at your own peril.
Evgeni Nabokov G NYI 1 Month
Evgeni Nabokov gave up four goals on 28 shots in the Islanders' 5-2 loss to Columbus on Saturday night.
Quite simply, Nabokov has not been good this year, and the Islanders need him to. He now has a 3.24 goals-against average and .894 save percentage. The veteran has given up three or more goals in his last seven starts. It's best to not count on him right now in fantasy leagues. Kevin Poulin is going to have to get more chances now.