• Still unlikely to begin season with the Islanders

    News: The injury to Thomas Hickey (upper body) doesn't necessarily mean that Ryan Pulock will open the season with the team, according to Newsday.
    Analysis: The problem for Ryan Pulock is that Hickey plays the left side and Pulock does not. Will the Isles allow their prized prospect to play the wrong side? This would seem unlikely.
  • Isles' Pulock To Compete For Sixth Spot On Defense

    News: Ryan Pulock is expected to compete with Scott Mayfield for the Islanders' sixth defenseman spot during training camp, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Pulock has been one of hockey's top defensive prospects for a couple years now, and is coming off a fairly impressive first season at AHL Bridgeport, during which he compiled 17 goals and 29 points in 54 games. That performance earned Pulock a promotion to the Isles during the playoffs, but it was the less heralded Mayfield who actually entered the lineup ahead of him, as he skated in Games 6 and 7 of the team's first-round series loss to the Capitals. Mayfield offers a more defensive-minded skill set than Pulock, but the latter's far superior scoring ability makes him the more intriguing target for fantasy purposes. That said, Pulock's value will remain relegated to dynasty or keeper formats if the Islanders coaching staff determines that Mayfield is the better fit for the Opening Night roster.
  • Isles' Pulock Could Make Team As A PP Specialist

    News: Ryan Pulock's best chance to make the Islanders out of training camp could be as the point man on the power play, according to SNY.tv.
    Analysis: The Islanders took a doughnut on the power play versus the Capitals in the playoffs and the PP also wasn't up to par during the final weeks of the regular season. One of Ryan Pulock's best attributes is his cannon of a shot from the point, something the Islanders could desperately use, especially if Lubomir Visnovsky decides to retire.
  • Islanders' Pulock Out Saturday

    News: Ryan Pulock is not in the Islanders' lineup Saturday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: There had been some indication that Ryan Pulock could be in the Islanders' lineup for Game 6 after a glut of injuries along their blue line, but that won't be the case Saturday. Pulock could be available should the Islanders extend their series to Game 7.
  • Isles' Pulock Could Play In Game 6

    News: Ryan Pulock could be in the lineup for Game 6 versus the Capitals, reports Newsday.
    Analysis: Islanders defensemen are dropping like flies, as they may have lost Calvin de Haan (undisclosed) to an injury in Game 5. Ryan Pulock would seem to be next in line for the Islanders, and he could make his playoff debut in an elimination game Saturday. No pressure.
  • Isles' Pulock To Warm Up, But Not Likely To Play

    News: Ryan Pulock will participate in warmups with the Islanders on Thursday, but isn't expected to play in Game 5 against the Capitals, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Pulock was one of several players the Islanders recalled from Bridgeport after the AHL club concluded its season over the previous weekend. While the majority of those call-ups won't merit lineup consideration, as a well-regarded blue-line prospect, Pulock might represent the lone exception. With Lubomir Visnovsky unavailable for Game 5, coach Jack Capuano will have both Pulock and Griffin Reinhart participate in warmups, but since Pulock was on the ice with the extras following morning skate, it appears likely that Reinhart will draw in on the Isles' third pairing. However, if Reinhart struggles Thursday and Visnovsky is also ruled out for Game 6, it wouldn't be surprising to see the youthful Pulock enter the lineup at that time.
  • Isles' Pulock Named To AHL All-Rookie Team

    News: Ryan Pulock was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team for the 2014-15 season, according to the Islanders web site.
    Analysis: Ryan Pulock has notched 17 goals and 26 points in 48 games this season for Bridgeport including 13 on the power play. The former first-round pick of the Islanders (2013) will be a favorite to be on the Islanders' blue line when they move to Brooklyn next season.
  • Isles' Pulock Continues To Dominate AHL

    News: Ryan Pulock registered a goal and an assist in Bridgeport's (AHL) 3-2 win over Syracuse on Saturday.
    Analysis: Ryan Pulock now has a ridiculous 16 goals in 47 games this season. He's missed a good chunk of time with various injuries, but the Islanders have to be thrilled with how his overall game has developed this year. He'd almost certainly be a better option for the Isles than Brian Strait or Thomas Hickey on a nightly basis moving forward, but Pulock isn't going to get his shot until next season.
  • Isles' Pulock Sent Back To AHL Bridgeport

    News: Ryan Pulock was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Saturday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Pulock was brought up Friday but his NHL debut will have to wait, with Lubomir Visnovsky (upper body) seemingly ready to return Tuesday. One of the team's top prospects, Pulock has recorded eight goals and five assists in 20 games with Bridgeport so far this season.
  • Isles Recall Prospect Pulock

    News: Ryan Pulock was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Friday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: The Islanders insinuated Friday that Travis Hamonic (upper body) and Johnny Boychuk (upper body) would both miss a decent amount of time due to injury, so Ryan Pulock will receive his first crack at proving himself in the NHL. One of the team's top prospects, Pulock delivered eight goals and 13 points over 20 games with Bridgeport. He could develop into a high-scoring blueliner over time, but optimism should be tempered during his first taste of action with the parent club.