Hickey (personal) took part in Monday's Phase 2 skate, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. When the league went on hiatus, Hickey was away from the team to tend to a personal matter but appears to have returned to Long Island. The defenseman will likely struggle to get into the lineup during the postseason following the trade deadline addition of Andy Greene but could be the next man up if somebody on the blue line picks up an injury.
Hickey left Tuesday's morning skate to attend to a personal matter, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Hickey is believed to be on his way to his hometown of Calgary to deal with a personal matter, so it's safe to assume he won't be available for Tuesday's clash with the Canucks. The 31-year-old blueliner has sat as a healthy scratch in back-to-back contests since being promoted to the big club March 5, so his absence will go unnoticed in fantasy circles.
Hickey was in attendance at Monday's practice, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports, indicating he was still with the Islanders. It's possible the previous reports of Hickey being demoted to AHL Bridgeport was simply a paper move as part of the club trying to bank some cap dollars. The blueliner hasn't appeared in a game for the Isles this season and, based on Monday's practice session, he will likely be watching from the press box for Tuesday's matchup with Vancouver.
The Islanders demoted Hickey to AHL Bridgeport on Sunday. The 31-year-old blueliner watched two games from the press box during his brief NHL stint. Hickey hasn't suited up with the Islanders all season and has just three assists in 14 AHL contests.
The Islanders recalled Hickey from AHL Bridgeport on Thursday. Johnny Boychuk (face) is considered out indefinitely, so Hickey's likely in for an extended stay with the big club. The 31-year-old blueliner has picked up three assists in 14 AHL appearances this season.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||62||3||13||16||8||0||0||1||0||0||69.7|