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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
16-4-1 33
13-8-1 27
12-6-2 26
9-7-6 24
11-10-2 24
11-9-1 23
11-10-1 23
7-13-4 18

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 3 6 19:38 17

Top Adam Pelech News

  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Placed on LTIR

    Pelech suffered an upper-body injury Friday and was placed on long-term injured reserve Saturday.

    Pelech did not return to Friday's 5-3 win over Ottawa after being injured on his second shift of the game early in the opening period. Pelech has three assists, 15 hits and 28 blocked shots in 16 games this season. He will be forced to miss at least 10 games and 24 days following his placement on LTIR.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Expected to play Monday

    Pelech (lower body) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play against Edmonton on Monday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Pelech has missed the last two games and three of the last four overall. He's also been held to just one assist in 10 appearances. The 29-year-old will slide back into a top-four role.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Game-time decision against Oilers

    Pelech (lower body) will be a game-time call versus Edmonton on Monday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Pelech has been out of the lineup for three of the Islanders' last four contests due to his lower-body issue. The defender is mired in a nine-game pointless streak and is still looking for his first goal of the season. Considering the Toronto native is coming off a career-high six goals last year, extended scoring droughts for Pelech should be expected.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Not playing Saturday

    Pelech (lower body) won't play versus Washington on Saturday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Pelech has sat out two of the last three games heading into action Saturday. The defensive defenseman has one assist, 22 blocked shots and 12 hits in 10 games this season.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Dealing with lower-body injury

    Pelech will miss Thursday's game due to a lower-body injury and is regarded as day-to-day beyond that, according to Andrew Gross of Newsday.

    Pelech has an assist, 15 PIM, 12 hits and 22 blocks in 10 contests this season. With the 29-year-old unavailable Thursday, Samuel Bolduc is slated to draw back into the lineup.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Ready to return

    Pelech (lower body) is expected to play Tuesday versus the Wild, Stefen Rosner of The Hockey News reports.

    Pelech missed one game with the injury. He hasn't gotten on the scoresheet since logging an assist Opening Night versus the Sabres, but he's racked up 20 blocked shots, 12 hits and 15 PIM through nine appearances in a top-four role.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Game-time call

    Pelech (lower body) will be a game-time call Tuesday versus Minnesota, according to Andrew Gross of Newsday.

    Pelech took part in Tuesday's morning skate, which bodes well for his availability after he sat out Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina. He has one assist, 10 shots on goal, 20 blocked shots and 12 hits in nine games this season. If Pelech is good to go Tuesday, Samuel Bolduc will probably be a healthy scratch.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Not playing Saturday

    Pelech (lower body) has been ruled out of Saturday's tilt versus Carolina, according to Stefen Rosner of The Hockey News.

    Pelech left Thursday's game versus Washington in the first period and did not return. Coach Lane Lambert said after practice Saturday that Pelech is listed as day-to-day.. Pelech has one assist with 12 hits and 20 blocked shots in nine games this season. Look for Samuel Bolduc to draw back into the lineup.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Sustains injury Thursday

    Pelech (undisclosed) exited Thursday's game versus the Capitals in the first period and is unlikely to return, Stefen Rosner of The Hockey News reports.

    Per Rosner, Pelech was holding his right side or hip as he exited in the first period, though the Islanders have yet to provide an official status update. If Pelech misses time, Samuel Bolduc would likely draw back into the lineup. The Islanders' next game is Saturday versus the Hurricanes.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Notches helper in defeat

    Pelech earned an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Hurricanes in Game 2.

    Pelech has seemingly found his offensive game of late with one goal and two assists in his prior six contests. During the regular season, the 28-year-old blueliner put up 21 points for his second consecutive 20-plus point campaign and his third in his eight-year NHL career.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Gets help on helper

    Pelech was credited with an assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Upon finding an open lane, Pelech fired the puck at the net and teammate Kyle Palmieri squared up at the doorstep for the deflected goal. It wasn't the prettiest way to get his team on the scoreboard, but between the helper, three blocked shots and four shots on goal, Pelech ended up with a fairly strong fantasy performance. The top-pairing defenseman has five goals, 14 assists and a plus-15 rating through 52 games.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Registers two helpers in win

    Pelech posted two assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Ducks.

    Pelech helped out on goals by Kyle Palmieri and Brock Nelson. The pair of helpers ended Pelech's six-game point drought, and Wednesday was his first multi-point effort since Nov. 17. The defenseman has 18 points, 66 shots on net, 67 hits, 83 blocked shots, 34 PIM and a plus-12 rating through 49 contests.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Team-best rating

    Pelech is tied for the team lead with a rating of plus-13 entering the game Thursday versus the Penguins.

    If not for the concussion that Pelech suffered midseason that cost him 21 games, this likely would've been a career year for him. Pelech is already tied for his career high in goals with five, yet he has still been defensively responsible. The Islanders are trying to hold onto one of the two wildcard spots in the Eastern Conference and will need Pelech to be at his best in order to do so.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Lights lamp Friday

    Pelech scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.

    Pelech's third-period tally was the last goal in the game, as the Islanders' comeback effort fell short. It was his first goal since Nov. 26, and his first point since Feb. 9. The 28-year-old defenseman doesn't generate a ton of offense, and his 15 points in 41 outings this season is not that different from the 28 points he logged in 78 games a year ago. Pelech has added 55 shots on net, 62 hits, 68 blocked shots, 32 PIM and a plus-12 rating in his usual top-four role in 2022-23.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Goalless in last 16 games

    Pelech hasn't lit the lamp in his last 16 games.

    Pelech does have three goals and 14 points in 39 games this season but only four points, all assists, in those last 16 contests. While the Islanders don't rely on much offense from Pelech, they do need him to be a strong force in his own zone, especially with the team dealing with multiple injuries to their offensive corps.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Gathers helper in loss

    Pelech logged an assist, four hits, two blocked shots, two shots on goal and four PIM in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Canucks.

    Pelech's offense is starting to come around -- he has three helpers over his last four contests. He struggled initially after returning from a head injury that cost him six weeks. The 28-year-old defenseman is up to 14 points, 44 shots on net, 51 hits, 55 blocked shots, 32 PIM and a plus-12 rating through 34 appearances this season while playing in his usual top-four role alongside Ryan Pulock.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Hasn't found his game yet

    Pelech has struggled over his last five games since returning from a concussion.

    Pelech only has one point, an assist, in those games, but what is much more concerning is that he has a rating of minus-2 in those contests. That rating is even though the team has only allowed nine goals total in those five games. Perhaps a slow start from his return is to be expected as Pelech rounds himself back into form after missing 21 games due to the injury. Pelech will look to get back to the player considered to be the best defensive defenseman for the Islanders on Tuesday when they host the Kraken.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Removed from IR

    Pelech (head) was taken off injured reserve ahead of Monday's matchup with Toronto, per the NHL media site.

    Pelech looks set to play for the first time since Dec. 6 versus the Blues, a stretch of 21 games on injured reserve. The Toronto-born defenseman figures to pair up with long-time partner Ryan Pulock on the Isles' top pair. Despite his return to the lineup, Pelech won't offer more than middling offensive production, having reached the 20-point mark just twice in his seven-year NHL career.

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  • Islanders' Adam Pelech: Skating with teammates

    Pelech (head) participated in an optional skate with several other players Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    This would be the next step in his progression toward a return to the lineup. Pelech will miss his 16th straight game Thursday versus the Wild. The team would like Pelech to take part in a full practice before returning to game action, but that could be difficult, as the Islanders have four games in the next six nights and nine games in the next 16 days before the All-Star break. Practice time will be limited for the team. Pelech won't play Thursday, and even Saturday versus the Canadiens would seem unlikely, but perhaps Monday against the Capitals could be a legitimate option.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Age: 29
Experience: 8
Shoots: Left