Found December 28, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
The Islanders will be without their captain; John Tavares as they square off with their division rival New Jersey Devils tonight at the coliseum. Tavares is listed as day to day with a back injury and I've been told it is not expected to be a long term ailment. Taking his place on the first line will be rookie centerman Brock Nelson. This will be a huge opportunity for the young forward as he...

Isles captain Tavares sits out with injury vs. Devils

New York Islanders captain John Tavares is out against the New Jersey Devils because of an undisclosed lower-body injury that ended his consecutive games streak at 246. The Islanders say Saturday that Tavares' status is day-to-day. ''I'm concerned, obviously,'' Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. ''You know what Johnny is to our hockey club. He'...

Injured Tavares does not practice

If you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Islanders in this underwhelming season, you could be wrong. Islanders captain John Tavares did not practice with the team Friday because of a lower-body issue and is day-to-day, coach Jack Capuano said. Capuano did not specify the nature of the lower-body injury, what caused it, when it occurred or if Tavares will play Saturday...

John Tavares Listed As Day-To-Day With Back Injury

Jack Capuano announces John Tavares is out tonight with a back injury. Tavares is day-to-day and ends his consecutive games streak at 246. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 28, 2013

Dee Karl: Kyle Okposo: USA Olympian NOT 'Nigerian Prince'

The game was especially boring last night, as most Islander vs Devils games are. But without John Tavares in the line-up it was even more boring. One fight and three total goals with the Isles on the short end of the stick -- again. But enough about the losing streak. You can read that up and down the net and in the papers. It's basically 'OLD NEWS.' What bothered...

Jack Capuano sings Kyle Okposo's praises as an Olympian

Kyle Okposo's solid season -- 12 goals and 22 assists -- has strengthened his candidacy for the U.S. Olympic hockey team. At least that is the way Islanders coach Jack Capuano sees it. Capuano acknowledged that Okposo has gone through dry spells but said he has come back stronger. Then Capuano was asked what impact Okposo has felt from playing on a line with John Tavares and...

Devils-Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders haven't lost all hope for their season, sitting nine points out of a potential playoff spot as they get set to return from the Christmas break. An injury to John Tavares would certainly put a damper on things. The Islanders will try to win consecutive games for only the second time, though the status of their captain is unknown heading into a matchup...

Wild fall to Islanders, 5-4

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Kyle Okposo scored twice midway through the third period, and the New York Islanders overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Sunday night. John Tavares, Cal Clutterbuck and Thomas Hickey also scored for the Islanders, who won for the third time in eight games. Ryan Suter, Jonas Brodin, Nino Niederreiter and Justin Fontaine had goals...

Todd Cordell: Game 40: New Jersey Devils @ New York Islanders

Match-up - New Jersey Devils (15-16-8) @ New York Islanders (11-20-7) Road/Home records - 7-9-2 -------------- 5-7-7 TV - MSG Plus, MSG Plus 2 Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET Season series - Islanders lead 1-0 Last 10: Devils 4-4-2 / Islanders 3-5-2 Projected starting goalies - Cory Schneider vs Evgeni Nabokov Projected lines for the Islanders: Thomas Vanek - John Tavares...
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