• Isles' Leddy An Assist Machine

    News: Nick Leddy was credited with two assists and five shot attempts in Saturday's Game 6 win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: The blueliner has been an offensive force in the series for the Islanders, as Saturday marked his fourth straight game with an assist. Coach Jack Capuano rewarded Nick Leddy with 28:59 of ice time Saturday, his highest total of the season.
  • Isles' Leddy Sets Up Goal In Game 3

    News: Nick Leddy set up John Tavares' game-winning overtime goal in Sunday's Game 3 against the Capitals.
    Analysis: It's Nick Leddy's first point of the postseason, but he's been riding high since the tail end of the regular season, tallying eight assists in his final six contests. He'll make for a good lineup selection in daily formats any night the Islanders play.
  • Consecutive Two-Assist Games For Isles' Leddy

    News: Nick Leddy picked up two assists for the second straight game Thursday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.
    Analysis: Getting traded out of Chicago certainly didn't hurt Nick Leddy's offensive output, as he now has more points this year (33) than he did last season as a Blackhawk (31). Still just 24 years old, Leddy's a reliable offensive performer from the blue line, and it wouldn't be surprising to see his scoring spike toward elite status in the coming years.
  • Isles' Leddy Collects Two Assists

    News: Nick Leddy recorded two assists in Sunday's win over the Red Wings.
    Analysis: The two assists snapped a six-game pointless skid for Nick Leddy, who now has 31 points in 73 games on the season. Both of the helpers came on the power play, where he lines up alongside John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. Averaging 20:15 of ice time, the 24-year-old is a reliable offensive defenseman who delivers fairly consistent production.
  • Threats Against Isles' Leddy Being Investigated

    News: Local and federal authorities are investigating Twitter threats made against Nick Leddy, according to Newsday.
    Analysis: The Twitter account has now been suspended but apparently Nick Leddy's Minnesota driver's license and one of his credit cards were posted along with threats of violence. Leddy, who returned to the Islanders' lineup on March 21 after missing four games due to an upper-body injury, has recorded 10 goals and 29 points in 70 games in his first season with the team.
  • Leddy Back In Isles' Uniform Saturday

    News: Nick Leddy returned to the Islanders' lineup Saturday after missing four games due to an upper-body injury. He had one blocked shot in 21:18 of ice time.
    Analysis: Use him as you normally would -- he's good to go.
  • Isles' Leddy Will Play Saturday

    News: Nick Leddy (upper body) will return to the Islanders' lineup Saturday against the Devils.
    Analysis: Nick Leddy missed just a shade under two weeks due to the injury. With the Isles riding a four-game losing streak, Leddy's return should represent a welcome development, as he checks in as the team's second-best scorer from the blue line this season with 29 points in 68 games. Calvin de Haan will head back to the press box to carve out room for Leddy on one of the top two defensive pairings.
  • Isles' Leddy Nears Return

    News: Nick Leddy (upper body) is a candidate to return to action Saturday against New Jersey.
    Analysis: Per coach Jack Capuano, word on that front should arrive later Thursday, when Nick Leddy is evaluated by team doctors. The blueliner was a full participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday, so even if he ends up being ruled out for Saturday's game, a return seems to be in the offing. Leddy last suited up March 9; since then, the Isles have lost four straight games.
  • Isles' Leddy Practices

    News: Nick Leddy (upper body) practiced with the Islanders on Wednesday, according to the Islanders web site.
    Analysis: The Islanders don't play again until Saturday versus the Devils so it looks like Nick Leddy will be able to get back into the lineup. The Islanders have been scuffling of late, but it's been more on the offense than the defense as they have only scored four goals in their last four games.
  • Isles' Leddy Out Tuesday

    News: Nick Leddy (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Chicago, according to CSN's Tracey Myers.
    Analysis: Nick Leddy is traveling with the Islanders, so it's possible that he could return as soon as Saturday's game against New Jersey if he ends up practicing later this week.