Robin Lehner
G NYI
2 days ago

Contrary to a previous report that suggested otherwise, Lehner won't get the start in goal for Saturday's preseason matchup with the Rangers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lehner will concede the start to Thomas Greiss, who he's currently battling for the Islanders' starting gig. The 27-year-old Swede's next opportunity to get into game action could come as soon as Wednesday against New York.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
2 days ago

Lehner is expected to start against the Rangers on Saturday, Newsday's Andrew Gross reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that this will be Lehner's second appearance in as many nights, it wouldn't be surprising to see Christopher Gibson play a significant role in net as well. Both Lehner and Thomas Greiss have made strong impressions early in preseason, so the Islanders' goaltenders will be motivated to stay sharp as they battle for the starting job.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
2 days ago

Lehner stopped 25 of 27 pucks in a 3-2 overtime win versus Philadelphia on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Lehner played the entire game and performed well. Lehner is in a battle with Thomas Greiss to be the Islanders starting goaltender this season, a battle that may not be determined before the season starts. The Islanders don't have a true number one goaltender on their roster and are likely to start whichever goaltender is playing better more often than not which will make it difficult for fantasy owners to rely on either one. Throw in that the Islanders aren't expected to be a very good team this season and this may be a situation that fantasy owners should avoid.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
3 days ago

Lehner is the implied road starter versus the Flyers on Friday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lehner was a perfect 9-for-9 in saves in his Islanders debut Sunday, but he served up a clunker against the Flyers on Tuesday, yielding four goals on 22 shots through two periods. There will be a great deal of trepidation among fantasy owners to draft a guy who's moved to a team that ranked dead last defensively last season, but remember, the Islanders now have Stanley Cup winner Barry Trotz behind the bench and he figures to improve the team in short order. As a result, Lehner should at least warrant ownership as a No. 2 fantasy goalie in deep leagues.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
6 days ago

Lehner is expected to play at least half of the game Tuesday versus the Flyers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chris Gibson and Lehner will both play versus Philadelphia on Tuesday with Lehner expected to play more than just 30 minutes. Lehner is in a battle with Thomas Greiss for the starting job with the Islanders and will need to make a positive impression on coach Barry Trotz to win the job this preseason.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
1 week ago

Lehner made eight saves in Sunday's 3-0 preseason win over the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Lehner courageously opened up about his battle with bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse in a first-hand report by The Athletic. Fortunately, he's in a much better place mentally and physically, declaring himself fit to take on new challenges with New York.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
1 week ago

Lehner will start Sunday's preseason game against the Flyers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lehner is looking for a fresh start after spending three seasons in Buffalo. His final season with the Sabres wasn't pretty, as he posted a 14-26-9 record with a .908 save percentage and 3.01 GAA. Lehner will compete with Thomas Greiss for the Islanders' starting job, but it could quickly turn into a "hot hand" situation if neither one is lights out.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
2 weeks ago

Lehner has opened up about his troubles with bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse in a first-person story writing for the Athletic New York.

EDGE Analysis

The story is a pretty gripping account as to what the veteran goalie went through last season, namely in his final stretch with the Sabres. Lehner was able to get the help he needed and seems to be managing both issues with the support of both his current team -- he signed a one-year deal with the Islanders this summer -- and his previous one in Buffalo. He'll begin as the No. 2 to veteran Thomas Greiss, but the fresh start and the courageous way Lehner has dealt with his problems seem to have him in a much better frame of mind entering a new NHL season.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
3 weeks ago

Lehner (lower body) joined the Islanders for an informal skate Thursday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

The stocky netminder missed the final five games of the 2017-18 campaign when he was associated with the Sabres, but Lehner didn't require surgery, and it should actually be viewed as a positive sign that there hasn't been any new information on his condition with less than two weeks to go before training camp as it implies that he's healthy. Lehner will compete with Thomas Greiss for the right to be the No. 1 netminder after going 14-26-9 with a 3.01 GAA and .908 save percentage over 53 appearances with the Swords.

Robin Lehner
G NYI
3 months ago

Lehner agreed to terms with the Islanders on a one-year contract Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.