• Aggravates lower-body injury

    News: Michal Neuvirth aggravated his lower-body injury during Wednesday's preseason game and will be re-evaluated Thursday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: The 27-year-old played two periods prior to exiting, allowing three goals on 18 shots against New Jersey. General manager Ron Hextall said he expects Michal Neuvirth to be ready to serve as Steve Mason's backup for the Oct. 8 regular-season opener, but also mentioned Jason LaBarbera as the fallback option in case Neuvirth is not cleared.
  • Expected to start Wednesday

    News: Michal Neuvirth has been dealing with a minor undisclosed injury, though he's still expected to start Wednesday night against the Devils, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
    Analysis: Michal Neuvirth reportedly took a maintenance day Monday to recover from his nagging ailment, which is said to be minor. The Czech goalie only managed seven wins in 32 starts between the Sabres and Islanders last season, but now he's looking at a fresh start as Steve Mason's backup in Philly.
  • Dealing With Minor Injury

    News: Michal Neuvirth is currently dealing with a "minor" undisclosed injury, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
    Analysis: The injury isn't anything to be concerned with, as Michal Neuvirth is still expected to suit up for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Devils. Neuvirth will open the season as Steve Mason's backup.
  • Flyers Sign Neuvirth

    News: Michal Neuvirth signed a two-year deal with the Flyers on Wednesday worth $3.25 million, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Michal Neuvirth, who played in 32 games last season for the Sabres and Islanders while compiling a 2.98 GAA and .914 save percentage in the process, is thus slated to serve as a backup to starter Steve Mason in Philly. He's essentially replacing veteran netminder Ray Emery in that role.
  • Islanders Have Yet To Talk To Neuvirth

    News: The Islanders haven't contacted Michal Neuvirth's agent about re-signing him to a new contract, according to SNY.tv.
    Analysis: Michal Neuvirth played much better with the Sabres as a starter than with the Islanders as a backup, so he may want to see if there is starting job out there for him first before committing to sign with any team as a No. 2 option. With few big-name goalies available in free agency, Neuvirth may draw interest from a number of teams.
  • Isles' Neuvirth Appears In Relief In Game 5

    News: Michal Neuvirth saw his first action of the postseason in Thursday's Game 5 loss to the Capitals. He stopped all six shots he faced while relieving starter Jaroslav Halak for the second half of the third period.
    Analysis: Despite Halak's poor outing, don't expect coach Jack Capuano to entertain any ideas of benching his No. 1 goalie with the Islanders facing elimination in Game 6. Michal Neuvirth did well to keep the Isles' deficit from growing worse Thursday, but his generally disappointing play since coming over from the Sabres at the trade deadline won't allow him to enter the starting goalie conversation.
  • Isles' Neuvirth Practices Monday

    News: Michal Neuvirth (undisclosed) faced shots at Monday's practice, Doug Williams of SNY reports.
    Analysis: The injury prevented Michal Neuvirth from being available in last Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blue Jackets, but it doesn't look as though the goalie is at risk of missing any postseason action. The Islanders reassigned Kevin Poulin to AHL Bridgeport after Saturday's game, indicating that Neuvirth is healthy enough to serve as the backup to Jaroslav Halak for the team's first-round playoff series against the Capitals.
  • Isles' Neuvirth Dealing With Undisclosed Injury

    News: Michal Neuvirth is dealing with an undisclosed injury and doesn't appear likely to play Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
    Analysis: Michal Neuvirth was the leading candidate to receive the start for Saturday's season finale after Jaroslav Halak was in the net Friday against the Penguins, but the goalie's injury probably leaves Kevin Poulin, who was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis, as the likely starter. It's not clear how or when Neuvirth suffered the injury, but he'll be viewed as day-to-day in advance of the postseason.
  • Isles' Neuvirth Allows Three Goals In Loss

    News: Michal Neuvirth allowed three goals on 24 shots in Saturday's loss to Anaheim.
    Analysis: None of the goals can really be blamed on Michal Neuvirth, (breakaway, knocked in by teammate, swept in his crease), but the bottom line is with Buffalo Neuvirth had a .918 save percentage and with the Islanders, it's only .881.
  • Isles' Neuvirth Starting Saturday

    News: Michal Neuvirth will start Saturday's game against the Ducks.
    Analysis: Michal Neuvirth will get his first start since March 17 and fifth start in an Islanders uniform. He has a 1-2-1 record thus far, with a 2.91 GAA and .882 save percentage in the very limited sample size.