Stars-Islanders Preview (The Associated Press)

Jack Capuano hasn't been shy in expressing his frustration over the mounting injuries for the New York Islanders, and losing Josh Bailey for an extended period only adds to the coach's concerns. The potential return of Mikhail Grabovski probably couldn't have come at a better time. Grabovski could play Saturday night as the Islanders host a Dallas Stars team seeking its fifth win in six games. New York (5-2-0) ended a two-game skid with Thursday's 3-2 victory over Boston, getting second-period goals from Kyle Okposo and Cal Clutterbuck after Bailey earned an assist on Frans Nielsen's goal in the first.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm



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Bruins-Maple Leafs Preview (The Associated Press)

After having to move past the Johnny Boychuk trade that occurred just four days before the season, the Boston Bruins have now learned they'll spend an extended stretch without their top defenseman. The Toronto Maple Leafs, meanwhile, are happy just to get back on the ice. The visiting Bruins hope to continue the success they've had over the past three seasons against the rival Maple Leafs on Saturday night when they play their first game without injured All-Star Zdeno Chara. Boston (4-5-0) moved Boychuk in a trade to the New York Islanders on Oct. 4 for salary-cap reasons, leaving a hole in a unit that ranked second at 2.09 goals-against per game last season.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm



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National Hockey League roundup (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will miss four to six weeks because of a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The defenseman was injured in the first period of his team's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night. General manager Peter Chiarelli said surgery is not expected. "This is completely different, isolated from other ligaments that are more critical of the maneuvering of the knee," Chiarelli said. "So the good news is it's isolated to that. ...

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm



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Bruins dealt blow as captain Chara out 4-6 weeks with injury (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will be out four-to-six weeks with a left knee injury that deals a crushing blow to the team's defense, the National Hockey League team said on Friday. The towering 6-foot-9 Slovak, who logs more ice time than any other Bruin, collided with New York Islanders captain John Tavares midway through the first period of Thursday's game. He returned for one more shift before leaving the game. ...

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm



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Jersey Fouls: Islanders’ license to ill; Alec Martinez tribute (Puck Daddy)

Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com for inclusion in future installment.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm



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Bruins lose Chara for 4-6 weeks with knee injury (The Associated Press)

The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but will not need surgery, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. The team called up two minor-league defensemen on Friday to replace the 6-foot-9 Slovakian who was the 2009 Norris Trophy winner and plays more minutes than any other Bruins skater. ''But I'd rather have it four to six weeks than four to six months.'' Chara left Thursday night's game against the Islanders in the first period, one shift after a collision with New York forward John Tavares.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm



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Nicklas Backstrom on Top (Rotoworld)

Michael Finewax reports that Nicklas Backstrom is the first player from his class to hit the 500 point mark in 'The Week Ahead'

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm



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Staying patient, Drouin among hot fantasy topics (NHL)

Last week I advised owners to stay patient with some players that were struggling early on. At that time, San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture had one point in four games. Fans were asking if they should look to trade or drop him (crazy, but true). I advised his owners to stay patient with the 25-year-old forward. In his next four games he went on to record four goals and three assists.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm



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NHL Three Stars: Neal tricks Blackhawks; Quick sets record (Puck Daddy)

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 24, 2014 at 2:10 am



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Zdeno Chara suffers knee injury, out 4-to-6 weeks (Update) (Puck Daddy)

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 23, 2014 at 11:04 pm



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