Cizikas (leg) will be able to play if and when the season resumes, the Islanders' web site reports. Cizikas was yet another Islander cut by a skate blade this season. That injury has healed and Cizikas will be a welcome addition to an Islanders team that has played terribly in his absence. The Islanders seem to play their best when the line of Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck and Cizikas is completely healthy, but all three have missed a good amount of time this season. If the season does resume and the Islanders do qualify for the playoffs, this line will need to be healthy and intact in order for the Islanders to make any sort of deep playoff run.
Cizikas (leg) did not join the Islanders for their four-game road trip, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Cizikas skated on his own in New York on Monday but it appears he'll miss at least the next four games while the Islanders are on the road. The 29-year-old forward has already missed the last 12 games with his leg injury.
Cizikas (leg) is expected to join the Islanders on their upcoming four-game road trip, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. The inclusion of Cizikas on the trip doesn't mean he will play Tuesday in Vancouver, just that he may play at some point during the trip. Cizikas has missed the last 12 games since taking a skate blade to the leg, and the Islanders have suffered in his absence to the tune of a 2-7-3 record.
Cizikas (leg) is hopeful to resume skating in the next day or two, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. A return to skating would be the next step in the recovery for Cizikas, who would then need to practice with the team before getting back in the lineup. The Islanders have cratered of late under injuries to players like Adam Pelech (Achilles) and Cizikas as the organization just doesn't have the depth to cover such losses. New York's on a five-game losing streak and would welcome the return of Cizikas, but that is still at least 7-10 days away.
General manager Lou Lamoriello hopes Cizikas (leg) will be able to skate in the "next week or so," Brian Heyman of Newsday reports. Lamoriello also suggests that the 29-year-old pivot is a couple of weeks from returning to game action as he recovers from a leg laceration. The Islanders have been aided by trade-acquisition Jean-Gabriel Pageau filling into the third-line center role, and that also casts some uncertainty onto where Cizikas will line up when he's ready to return. That's of little concern to fantasy managers, however, as he's accrued just 14 points through 48 games, but deeper leagues that reward his hit total (133) should keep an eye on his recovery.
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