Found October 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Radek Martinek has agreed to a one-year deal. Martinek 37 has appeared in 473 career National Hockey League games including 466 with the Islanders. A native of Havlicko Brod Czech Republic Martinek has 25 goals and 82 assists for 107 career points. He’s also appeared in 11 career Stanley Cup Playoff games all with the Islanders. The Islanders selected Martinek in the eighth round (228th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’2 210-pound defenseman scored three goals in 13 regular season games last season with the Islanders while also appearing in two playoff games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Martinek played five seasons in the Czech league with Ceske Budejovice from 1996-2001 the same club with which he spent the 2004-05 lockout season. He also appeared in four games with Ceske Budejovice last season. On the international stage Martinek has represented the Czech...

Brian Strait Hurt, Martinek in Against Pittsburgh

Brian Strait is day-to-day with an upper body injury and will miss tomorrow’s game against Pittsburgh. That leaves the Islanders with six defenders so Radek Martinek will make his season debut tomorrow night.

Isles backup Kevin Poulin may get the call soon

Most of the Islanders wait roughly two minutes to see action. Two or three line shifts and the skaters come over the boards and into the fray. Kevin Poulin whose job description is "backup goalie" sat for seven days before he was called to be Evgeni Nabokov's proxy (a 3-2 loss to Chicago) and since has waited another 13 days. With back-to-back games coming this week...

Lubomir Visnovsky placed on injured reserve (concussion)

The New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has been placed on the injured reserve list, this according to a club announcement. The move is reportedly retroactive to this past Saturday when he suffered a concussion against the Carolina Hurricanes. The 37 year old Visnovsky so far for the season has a goal and two assists in the first eight games of this young season. There...

Brock Nelson, Matt Donovan to fill in for Grabner, Visnovsky

Jack Capuano will be shuffling his roster for Tuesday night's visit from the Canucks though not by choice. Lubomir Visnovsky went on injured reserve after suffering a concussion in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Michael Grabner was issued a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Carolina's Nathan Gerbe in the same game. Grabner's spot will be taken...

Nabby nixed? Capuano says if Poulin ‘plays well, he’s going to play more’

The Islanders' maddening inconsistency reared its head again Tuesday with two blown leads one late rally and a 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks leaving the Isles at 3-3-3 for the season. That record is a perfect summation of the team to date: Not good enough to be ahead of the pack and yet not bad enough to be in need of an overhaul. "Losing games like that kind of tells...

Islanders RW Grabner gets 2-game suspension for illegal check to the head

Islanders forward Michael Grabner has received a two game suspension from the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe. The incident occurred at approximately 6:42 of the first period of Carolina’s 4-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday and no penalty was called on the play. The two games he will miss are at home Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks...

Brock Nelson Scores First NHL goal

Former UND forward Brock Nelson scored his first NHL goal tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. assisting on the Nelson goal was Peter Regin and former Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck. So far in five-games this season, Nelson has scored (1g-1a—2pts). Peter Regin and Cal Clutterbuck pick up the assists on Brock Nelson's goal at 2:26 of the 1st period. #Isles 1,...

A Spano Story: Review of ESPN's 30 for 30 film "Big Shot"

When you're able to make Mike Milbury, famously abrasive hockey analyst, a sympathetic figure over the course of a 90-minute documentary, well, you've certainly accomplished something. Unfortunately for ESPN and Kevin Connolly, the latest installment of their 30 for 30 series profiling former Islanders owner and professional con artist John Spano, that's just about...

Islanders-Penguins Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins needed six games to eliminate the New York Islanders from the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last season. A fifth straight regular-season victory over the visiting Islanders on Friday night will keep the Penguins from losing consecutive games for the first time this season. After taking four of five from New York during the regular season...
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