• Islanders, Nelson Agree To Three-Year Deal

    News: Brock Nelson signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Islanders late Wednesday evening, NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: After the two sides failed to gain much traction in negotiations throughout the summer, Brock Nelson and the Islanders finally came to terms before Thursday's 7 a.m. ET deadline, when the winger would have needed to report for a pre-training camp physical in order to be eligible to play for the Islanders this season. The 23-year-old is coming off a career-best 20-goal season in 2014-15, and is expected to claim a spot in the team's top-six ranks during training camp.
  • Nelson, Islanders Still At An Impasse

    News: Brock Nelson and the Islanders have yet to come to terms on a contract for the 2015-16 season, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
    Analysis: Brock Nelson and the Panthers' Jonathan Huberdeau are the most prominent of the NHL's dwindling list of still-unsigned restricted free agents, but both players are expected to reach agreements with their new clubs before training camp concludes. Nelson appears to be seeking a long-term contract on the heels of a 20-goal, 42-point season, but with no arbitration rights, he's had a tough time negotiating with the Islanders. The team appears to be unwilling to offer him much more than a two-year deal at this point, which might be what Nelson ultimately settles on.
  • Isles' Nelson Rejects Qualifying Offer From Isles

    News: Brock Nelson has rejected the Islanders qualifying offer, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday.
    Analysis: Brock Nelson isn't going anywhere, he will play for the Islanders, but he will also have to agree to a new contract before September 17. That is the first day of training camp and owner Charles Wang has a rule, don't show up for the first day of camp, you don't play that season.
  • Isles Expected To Healthy Scratch Nelson

    News: Brock Nelson is expected to serve as a healthy scratch for Thursday's Game 5 against the Capitals, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: After tallying two goals in the series opener, Brock Nelson has been largely invisible over the last three games, failing to record a point while attempting only two shots. With Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) returning to the lineup for Game 5, it looks like Nelson will lose out on a spot, as the 23-year-old remained on the ice with the Isles' expected healthy scratches during Thursday's morning skate. Affirmation on Nelson's scratch should come down during pregame warmups.
  • Isles' Nelson Scores Twice In Win

    News: Brock Nelson potted two goals in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: Brock Nelson kicked off the scoring just six minutes into the first period, and sealed the deal with an empty netter at the end as well. The center finished the regular season with 20 goals and 22 assists in 82 games, and was impressive in just his second career playoff game.
  • Isles' Nelson Collects Secondary Assist

    News: Brock Nelson was credited with a secondary assist in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Devils.
    Analysis: Brock Nelson was able to get back on the board Saturday, but with only 13 points since the beginning of January, the early-season honeymoon seems to be over. His ownership probably remains reasonably high in most leagues, but likely only because he's populating the rosters of fantasy owners who have long since abandoned managing their teams.
  • Isles' Nelson Claims Two Points In Win

    News: Brock Nelson contributed a goal and assist and attempted five shots in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.
    Analysis: Brock Nelson would finish as the game's first star, but a more prominent role in the Isles' attack doesn't seem to be in the offing. The team has been satisfied with the play it has received from Anders Lee and Josh Bailey as the wings on the John Tavares line, leaving Nelson to stick in his third-line center role. Such an arrangement has generally been unfavorable for Nelson of late, as he's produced six points over his last 17 games.
  • Islanders' Nelson Makes Presence Felt Thursday

    News: Brock Nelson picked up an assist and four hits in the Islanders' shootout victory over the Flyers on Thursday.
    Analysis: Brock Nelson is not the poster child of consistency, though he's still putting up impressive totals (15G, 17A) on a team currently sitting atop the Metropolitan Division.
  • Isles' Nelson Picks Up Assist Saturday

    News: Brock Nelson picked up an assist in Saturday's win over the Canadiens.
    Analysis: There's still a place for Brock Nelson in most fantasy formats, but he's no longer the must-own that he was over the first month of the season. He's produced just three points over his last 12 games.
  • Isles' Nelson Snaps Goal Drought

    News: Brock Nelson tallied a goal on one of his three shot attempts in Sunday's loss to the Oilers.
    Analysis: In so doing, Brock Nelson snapped his longest goal drought of the season, which had spanned six games. After emerging as one of the pleasant surprises on the fantasy circuit for the season's first two and a half months, Nelson has finally noticed the kind of struggles expected with young forwards. It's probably too early for fantasy owners to cut bait on him, but it's better to keep him on the bench right now rather than in active lineups.