Cizikas had the best season of his career this past year with 20 goals, 13 assists and a rating of plus-22. The 33 points were the most Cizikas has ever posted in a season and the 20 goals more than doubled his previous career high. Cizikas is not normally looked at as a goal scorer but provided just what the offensively challenged Islanders needed this season. He was held scoreless in Game 1 versus Pittsburgh but will be relied upon to hit everything that moves during this first-round series, and any offense he provides will be a bonus.
Cizikas (lower body) will suit up for Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Cizikas has a career-high 30 points this season and his return is huge for the Islanders. He'll slot back into a bottom-six role where he should continue a consistent scoring pace.
Cizikas (lower body) indicated Tuesday that he's healthy and it's just a coach's decision whether or not to insert him into the lineup against the Bruins, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports. He's officially labeled a game-time decision for the contest. Cizikas has notched a career-high 19 goals over 63 games this season thanks to a ridiculous 19.6 shooting percentage that ranks third in the league for players with more than 31 games played. The outrageous percentage also suggests he's due to slow down moving forward. A decision on the lineup for Tuesday's contest won't come until later in the day, so consider the pivot a question mark until it's made.
Cizikas (lower body) will not be available for Sunday's game in Minnesota. Cizikas will miss his second straight game with what's been called a lower-body strain. The 28-year-old is having a career year with 19 goals and 30 points and should be expected back soon.
Cizikas (lower body) is dealing with a strain that he suffered in pregame warmups ahead of Saturday's matinee against the Red Wings, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Cizikas was a late scratch in the most recent contest, which ended up as a 2-1 loss for the Isles. Coach Barry Trotz hinted at the possibility of the penalty-killing specialist returning to action Sunday against the Wild.
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