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Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Adds tally in loss
Cizikas scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to Washington.
Cizikas cut the Islanders' deficit to 4-2 late in the third period, receiving a cross-ice feed from Bo Horvat before beating Darcy Kuemper with a wrist shot. The goal was Cizikas' first since March 7 and his third point in his last 14 games. The 32-year-old center is up to six goals and 21 points in 80 appearances this season. He's also contributed 186 hits in a fourth-line role.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Delivers shorthanded assist
Cizikas notched a shorthanded assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Cizikas set up Jean-Gabriel Pageau's shortie, which tied the game at 1-1 in the first period. With a goal and five helpers over his last nine contests, Cizikas has enjoyed a productive run. The 32-year-old center remains a fixture in the Islanders' bottom six, where he's picked up 19 points, 91 shots, 163 hits, 54 PIM and a minus-2 rating through 70 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Back at practice Saturday
Cizikas returned to practice Saturday after missing practice Friday with an illness, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas is expected to be in the lineup in San Jose on Saturday. The fourth-line center has five goals and 18 points in 69 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Battling illness
Cizikas missed Friday's practice because of a non-COVID illness.
Cizikas has five goals and 18 points in 69 games this season. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to play Saturday against San Jose, but if Cizikas isn't available, then Ross Johnston might draw into the lineup for the first time since Feb. 28.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Has two-point game
Cizikas recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Buffalo.
Cizikas has a marker and three assists over his last four outings, bringing him up to five goals and 17 points in 65 contests this season. That puts him ahead of his 2021-22 finish of 16 points in 74 games, though the 32-year-old's likely to end the campaign well short of his career high of 33 points, which was set in 2018-19.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Scoreless in 14 straight
Cizikas hasn't registered a point in his last 14 games.
Cizikas is not a goal-scorer, but the Islanders likely expected more than four goals in 60 games from him this year. Nonetheless, the Islanders will need offensive contributions from all of their forwards, including Cizikas, to reach the playoffs this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Set to play Tuesday
Cizikas (illness) will play Tuesday versus the Senators, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas was initially considered a game-time decision, but he'll be good to go. He'll step in on the third line with Jean-Gabriel Pageau (upper body) unavailable Tuesday. Cizikas has gone nine games without a point.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Game-time call Tuesday
Cizikas (illness) will be a game-time decision versus the Senators on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
With zero points in his last nine contests, Cizikas's potential return is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players. If the 31-year-old center can't give it a go Tuesday, Otto Koivula is the most likely player to step into the lineup in Cizikas's stead.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Dealing with illness
Cizikas is not expected to practice Monday because of a non-COVID illness.
Cizikas has accounted for 13 points, 64 shots on goal and 127 hits in 55 games this season. His status for Tuesday's game against Ottawa is unclear at this time. As a result, the Islanders brought up Otto Koivula from AHL Bridgeport on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Back to playing center
Cizikas was centering Matt Martin and either Ross Johnston or Hudson Fasching (lower body) during practice Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports
Cizikas had been playing wing on one of the top two lines in the last few games. The recent acquisition of Bo Horvat via trade will allow Cizikas to move back to his customary fourth-line role, which is more befitting of his physical play style.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: One point in last six games
Cizikas was scoreless as the Islanders lost 4-1 to the Bruins on Thursday.
The Islanders are in a massive goal-scoring slump at this time. They have only lit the lamp 11 times in their last seven games and have won only once. Cizikas only has four goals and 12 points in 45 games this season. He's not the answer to the team's goal-scoring problems. Cizikas is on the team to provide energy as he centers Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck; their job is to hit anything in a different-colored jersey. Cizikas is on pace to have his best season point-wise since 2018-19, but that may not be enough to get him or the team to where they want to go.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: One of each in win
Cizikas scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Canucks.
Cizikas ended a seven-game goal drought with his third-period insurance marker. He's earned three points over his last two outings and now has 10 points, 43 shots on net 82 hits, 40 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 38 contests overall. Cizikas is playing a large role while the Islanders' forward group remains banged up, but he'll likely be back on the fourth line when the team's health improves.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Modest success on top line
Cizikas posted an assist and four hits in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Kraken.
Cizikas made a centering pass to set up Mathew Barzal for the Islanders' lone goal. The helper snapped a six-game point drought for Cizikas, who has spent virtually all of his career as a bottom-six center. It's unclear how long he'll stick on the top line, but the Islanders' injury situation has clearly made head coach Lane Lambert get creative with his forwards. Cizikas has two goals, six assists, 42 shots on net, 82 hits, 40 PIM and 28 blocked shots through 37 contests.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Ready to rock
Cizikas (upper body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Pittsburgh, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas is expected to move to the wing Tuesday, skating on the third line with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Zach Parise. Cizikas has picked up two goals and seven points through 34 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Out Friday with upper-body injury
Cizikas (upper body) will miss Friday's game against Florida, per Andrew Gross of Newsday.
Cizikas was injured during Thursday's contest versus the Rangers. He has two goals and seven points in 34 games while averaging 13:04 of ice time this season. Aatu Raty, who was recalled from the AHL on Friday, will draw into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Day-to-day with upper-body injury
Cizikas was listed Friday as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Cizikas left in the second period of Thursday's game against the Rangers. He has two goals and seven points in 34 games while averaging 13:04 of ice time this season. It's not yet clear if there's any chance of the 31-year-old playing Friday versus Florida.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Leaves game with injury
Cizikas (undisclosed) left Thursday's game versus the Rangers and did not return. Head coach Lane Lambert had no update on his status after the game, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas exited in the second period. He logged a hit in 7:31 of ice time. The Islanders play again Friday versus the Panthers, but it's unclear if Cizikas will be able to shake off his injury in time to suit up.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Leads team in PIM
Cizikas leads the team in PIM with 40 in 33 games this season.
Cizikas' career high in PIM was the 48 he had last year. He might pass that number before the calendar year is over. Cizikas has been talked to by the coaching staff to stay out of the box but has still taken a minor penalty in two of his last three games.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Nets second-period marker
Cizikas scored a goal and produced a plus-3 rating during a 6-4 win over the host Devils on Friday.
Cizikas, who has two points in his past three games, notched his first goal in 28 outings this season. The up-and-down campaign continues for the 31-year-old center, who has endured a pair of seven-game point droughts. Cizikas registered two shots and two PIM to go with his goal Friday.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Casey Cizikas: Assist and fight in win
Cizikas notched an assist, a fighting major, two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Blackhawks.
Cizikas got the fight out of the way early, dropping the mitts with Reese Johnson in the first period. In the second period, Cizikas set up Matt Martin for a goal that wasn't confirmed until a review after the play initially went on. The helper was Cizikas' fifth of the season, but he's still looking for a goal 26 games in. He's added 34 PIM, 59 hits, 18 blocked shots and 27 shots on net in his usual fourth-line role.... See More ... See Less
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