Casey Cizikas
C NYI
6 days ago

Cizikas (lower body) will suit up against the Penguins on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Cizikas returns to action following a four-game stint on injured reserve. The center will replace Alan Quine (undisclosed), who is dealing with an injury of his own. Prior to getting hurt, Cizikas was stuck in a four-game pointless streak -- his second such stretch of the season. Perhaps the time watching from the press box will help the 26-year-old bring his point drought to an end versus Pittsburgh.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
7 days ago

Cizikas (lower body) is expected to rejoin the team in Pittsburgh and could play Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cizikas has been out of action since Nov. 23 when he was pushed into the boards in Ottawa. He originally was only supposed to miss a few days but an abundance of caution has kept him out longer. If Cizikas does play Thursday, he will go back to centering the Islanders checking line along with Jason Chimera and Cal Clutterbuck.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
1 week ago

Cizikas (lower body) remained back in New York as the team set out on a four-game road trip, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news effectively rules Cizikas out for Monday's tilt against the Panthers, although coach Doug Weight told reporters the center could rejoin the team at some point during the trip -- without providing a specific timeline. In the interim, Alan Quine will continue to deputize in Cizikas's stead.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
1 week ago

Cizikas (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

While the move certainly isn't a positive sign in Cizikas' recovery, it's not necessarily a negative one, either. Because Cizikas' addition to the injured list is retroactive to Nov. 25, the longtime Islander is eligible to be activated at any point. That said, still expect the team to give further updates on Cizikas' progress prior to returning to game action.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
2 weeks ago

Cizikas (lower body) skated before practice Thursday and has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Senators, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cizikas' return date remains uncertain, but Friday's contest marks his second consecutive missed contest as a result of his lower-body issue. Anthony Beauvillier will likely draw into the contest for a second straight game in his place and may continue to do so until Cizikas is healthy enough to dress again.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
2 weeks ago

Cizikas' participation in Friday's game against Ottawa is in doubt while he deals with a lower-body injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Cizikas is yet to be officially ruled out, head coach Doug Weight seemed to accept that the player would miss Friday's contest and instead is hopeful he'll be ready to return in time for Monday's matchup with the Panthers. With Cizikas out of the lineup and the skilled Anthony Beauvillier taking his place, the complexion of the Isles' fourth unit changes from a tough energy line to one without a solid identity, potentially eroding the fantasy value of a player like Cal Clutterbuck.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
2 weeks ago

Cizikas (lower body) will not draw into the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Per Brian Compton of NHL.com, Cizikas did not participate in the morning skate, so he was never really close to playing in this one. The initial prognosis on the 26-year-old's injury is that it was not anything serious, and he'll now have the rest of the week to rest up before Friday's contest against the Senators.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
2 weeks ago

Cizikas (lower body) doesn't have a clear timeline for when he might return to action.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Doug Weight was rather vague in his response to when Cizikas might be eligible to return, refusing to officially rule him out versus Vancouver on Tuesday. The good news for fantasy owners is that it doesn't seem as though the center will be out long term even if he isn't available against the Canucks. In the meantime, Anthony Beauvillier will slot into the fourth-line center role with Cizikas not yet practicing.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
3 weeks ago

Cizikas suffered an lower-body injury Saturday against the Senators and won't return.

EDGE Analysis

Cizikas has just four goals and four assists through 22 games, while averaging 13:51 of ice time. The 26-year-old logs high minutes on penalty kill, though, which is how he plays so much while being stuck on the fourth line. He'll have until Tuesday to recover for a matchup with the Canucks, but if he's unable to get healthy in time, Anthony Beauvillier will slot into the lineup.

Casey Cizikas
C NYI
4 weeks ago

Cizikas picked up an assist during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

The defensive specialist has a goal, two assists, and a plus-5 rating in his last three games. His eight points in 19 games give him some value in deeper leagues, but Cizikas will need to have an increased role offensively to garner much fantasy relevance in standard formats.