• Dealing with personal matter

    News: Tyler Kennedy (personal) will be away from the team for the next couple of days and the team is unsure whether he'll be back for Friday's preseason game, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Tyler Kennedy is fighting for a roster spot after signing a PTO earlier in September. It's unknown what the personal matter is, but Kennedy will need to get back on the ice if he wants to make the team. He had 14 points in 38 NHL games last season, split between the Sharks and the Islanders and is a hard-nosed grinder whose value comes not from the points he scores, but for his willingness to forecheck and scrap in the corners.
  • Devils Sign Kennedy To PTO

    News: Tyler Kennedy signed a professional tryout contract with the Devils on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Tyler Kennedy was unable to land a guaranteed contract in free agency this summer, but a tryout offer with a forward-bereft club like the Devils is a nice consolation prize, as the 29-year-old stands a good chance of cracking the 23-man roster. The winger didn't provide much noteworthy production during his time with the Sharks and Islanders (six goals, eight assists in 38 games) last season, but his familiarity with Devils GM Ray Shero during his time in Pittsburgh should work in his favor. Expect Kennedy to vie for a role on New Jersey's third or fourth line.
  • Isles Expected To Scratch Kennedy

    News: Tyler Kennedy is expected to serve as a healthy scratch for the Islanders in Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Eric Boulton is expected to get back in the lineup in place of Tyler Kennedy. Since being acquired by the Islanders at the trade deadline, Kennedy has produced two goals and four points in 10 games.
  • Kennedy Excels In Isles Debut

    News: Tyler Kennedy tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
    Analysis: Making his first appearance with his new club after being acquired by the Islanders on last Monday's trade deadline, Tyler Kennedy notched his second multi-point effort of the season. The 28-year-old has been limited to just 26 games this year, but his 11 points won't help most fantasy owners.
  • Isles' Kennedy (Upper Body) To Debut Monday

    News: Tyler Kennedy (upper body) will debut with the Islanders on Monday against the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Tyler Kennedy was acquired from the Sharks Mar. 2 in exchange for a third-round draft pick. His debut with his new team was delayed due to the upper-body injury, but it will finally come Monday against the Maple Leafs. In 25 games with the Sharks this season, the winger has four goals and five assists along with a plus-1 rating.
  • Isles' Kennedy Skates Saturday

    News: Tyler Kennedy (upper body) resumed skating Saturday morning.
    Analysis: It doesn't sound like Tyler Kennedy will draw back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Panthers, but Monday's tilt with the Maple Leafs may be a realistic target for his Islanders debut. The trade-deadline acquisition had nine points in 25 games with the Sharks.
  • Isles' Kennedy Rejoins Team

    News: Tyler Kennedy (upper body) has joined the team on their current road trip, according to Newsday.
    Analysis: Tyler Kennedy had been sent back to New York to get examined but apparently all signs point to the injury not being serious. There still is no word whether he will play Saturday, but a return to the team should signify that he will make his Islanders debut sooner rather than later.
  • Isles' Kennedy Sent Back To See Doctors

    News: Tyler Kennedy (upper body) was sent back to New York Wednesday to visit with team doctors.
    Analysis: Tyler Kennedy was a late scratch for Tuesday's game after suffering an upper-body injury. It's possible he could re-join the team on short notice, but at this point it would appear his status for Thursday's game in Nashville is iffy. The exact nature and extent of the injury is still unclear, but there may be more news available after he meets with the team doctors.
  • Isles' Kennedy Will Start On Second Line

    News: Tyler Kennedy will make his debut with the Islanders during Tuesday's game against the Stars as a member of the second line, according to the Islanders' official web site.
    Analysis: Tyler Kennedy probably won't remain on the second line for long. With the Islanders tending to a few injuries, they need Ryan Strome to center the third line, enabling Kennedy to grab a spot on a trio with Michael Grabner and Frans Nielsen. Once either Kyle Okposo or Mikhail Grabovski returns from IR, look for Kennedy to slide into a bottom-six role.
  • Isles' Kennedy Won't Play Tuesday

    News: Tyler Kennedy was a late scratch for the game Tuesday with an upper-body injury, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
    Analysis: There is no word yet on when Tyler Kennedy suffered the injury, as he was believed to be fully healthy when the Islanders acquired him from the Sharks prior to Monday's trade deadline. Obviously, this isn't an ideal start for Kennedy's stint with the Islanders, but the team appears to be considering him day-to-day at this time. Kael Mouillierat will remain in the lineup with Kennedy unavailable.