The Islanders are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center tonight and are doing so without the services of 2010 fifth overall selection, Nino Niederreiter, for the second straight game.
No Niederreiter isn't hurt, but rather wasting away the first year of his entry-level contract up here in the luxury box with us healthy scratches. This isn't new to the Isles rookie, had the best seat in the house for four consecutive games earlier this year. When he does play, he averages So someone remind us again, why wasn't this kid
who has fought through a groin injury as well as a concussion that saw him go from projected first-line winger to marginal fourth liner.