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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 5 7 -3 10:16 44

Top Ross Johnston News

  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Career-high point total

    Johnston had two goals, seven points and 44 penalty minutes in 32 games for the Islanders this past season.

    Johnston never truly got a chance to play every day, even with the season-ending shoulder injury to Cal Clutterbuck. Last October, Johnston signed a four-year $4.4 million contract with the Islanders, so he will be back with the team next season, but his role likely will be the same. He will play when his physicality is deemed needed by coach Lane Lambert or when injuries arise for the team.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Won't return for season finale

    Johnston (illness) won't be in the lineup for Friday's regular-season finale against the Lightning, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Johnston will finish the season with seven points and 90 hits through 32 contests. The 28-year-old winger will likely post similar numbers in 2022-23.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Late scratch Thursday

    Johnston (illness) was scratched from Thursday's game versus the Capitals, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Johnston caught the stomach bug that's been making its way through the Islanders' locker room. The 28-year-old should be considered questionable at best for Friday's game against the Lightning. If he doesn't play, he ends 2021-22 with seven points, 90 hits and 44 PIM in 32 contests.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Scoreless in seven straight

    Johnston has been held without a goal or an assist in his last seven games.

    On Sunday, the Islanders were officially eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Maple Leafs. Johnston's role with the team next season is far from crystal clear, as Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck will also likely return to the team. This likely means that Johnston will be an extra forward more often than not once again.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Ties career high

    Johnston tied his career high in points for a season with an assist as the Islanders defeated the Rangers 3-0 on Friday.

    Johnston only has one goal and five assists on the season in 20 games. The Islanders did sign him to a four-year, $4.4 million extension before the season because they value him as someone who can do more than just push an opponent into submission. The problem is that with Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck signed for next season, Johnston's playing time might not increase dramatically.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Heathy scratch Tuesday

    Johnston was a healthy scratch as the Islanders lost 3-2 to the Capitals in a shootout on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    It was initially reported that Matt Martin would be the healthy scratch, and Johnston would play, but Coach Barry Trotz apparently changed his mind and switched up the duo. The Islanders take on the Rangers and Ryan Reaves on Thursday, and it's fair to wonder if Trotz will want Johnston and his fists in that contest just to keep things even. It may not also be a surprise if both Johnston and Martin play in that contest and Trotz decides to sit another underperforming offensive player.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Healthy scratch for three straight

    Johnston has been a healthy scratch for the past three games.

    Johnston has actually been a healthy scratch for nine of the last 11 games. He did play two straight games and registered two assists in those games, but in the end, coach Barry Trotz always finds a reason to keep the line of Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas, and Cal Clutterbuck intact.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Picks up pair of assists

    Johnston logged two assists and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Ducks.

    Johnston set up goals by Casey Cizikas and Andy Greene in the contest, his first since Feb. 12 versus the Flames. The 28-year-old Johnston has been out of the lineup more often than not this season. He has five points, 37 hits, 14 PIM and a plus-3 rating in 14 contests, rarely playing above the fourth line.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Healthy scratch for six straight

    Johnston will be a healthy scratch for a sixth straight game Saturday against the Kings, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Coach Barry Trotz announced earlier Saturday that he would go with the same lineup Saturday as he did in the Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Sharks. Johnston's playing time is usually limited to games in which Trotz feels his physical presence is needed or if injuries diminish New York's forward depth. The physical winger isn't likely to see his playing time increase between now and the March 21 trade deadline, as the Isles will have to play their regulars to try to get back into the playoff hunt.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Getting a chance to play

    Johnston has played the last two games for the Islanders but hasn't registered a point.

    Coach Barry Trotz has been changing up lineups in a search for more scoring. Johnston only has eight goals in 98 career games, so he's not the answer to the Islanders' offensive woes, but perhaps his physical presence will give room on the ice to those with more talent. Trotz indicated earlier Saturday that he's likely to use the same lineup Saturday in Calgary that he did in Friday's loss to the Oilers, but if he were to make a change, it could be reinserting Kyle Palmieri for Johnston.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Nets first goal of season

    Johnston scored a goal and added two hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Wild.

    Johnston scored at 4:03 of the second period, making an impact in his first game since Jan. 13. The 27-year-old grinder isn't going to play many significant minutes as he competes for a bottom-six role. He's at three points, three shots on net, four PIM and 30 hits through 10 appearances this season. He'll likely stay in the lineup if Casey Cizikas (illness) can't play Tuesday versus the Senators.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Suspension served

    Johnston has served his three-game suspension and will be eligible to return to the lineup Friday against Arizona, per CBS.

    At this point it isn't clear if Johnston will slot into a bottom-six role Friday, but either way, he'll be an option against the Coyotes. The 27-year-old winger has tallied two assists through nine top-level appearances this year.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Suspended three games

    Johnston was suspended Friday for three games for an illegal check.

    Johnston was suspended for an illegal check to the head on A.J. Greer in Thursday's game against New Jersey. The suspension is effective immediately. The next game he is eligible to participate in is against Arizona next Friday. Matt Martin is likely to see an expanded role in Johnston's absence. Johnston has averaged 10:02 of ice time and has logged two points over nine appearances this season. His absence from the Islanders' bottom six will have a minuscule impact in most fantasy circles.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Could lose playing time

    Johnston could be in danger of losing playing time when the Islanders resume their schedule Jan. 13 versus the Devils.

    Johnston has played in seven of the last nine games for the Islanders and has played well. But will coach Barry Trotz think he has played well enough to stay in the lineup with the team likely to be as healthy as they have been all season? Johnston may return to being an injury replacement or only seeing playing time when Trotz believes his physical presence is needed.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Could lose playing time

    Johnston has played in seven of the past nine games for the Islanders.

    Johnston has been getting playing time because of the number of injuries the Islanders have had this season and the number of players being placed in the COVID-19 protocols. When the Islanders resume play again on Jan. 13, they are expected to be as close to 100% healthy as they have been all season. If this is true, Johnston could once again see himself watching the games from the press box.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Could lose playing time

    Johnston may be the odd man out when it comes to playing when the Islanders resume play on Jan. 13.

    Johnston has played in seven of the last nine games for the Islanders and has played well with two assists and a rating of plus-1. The bad news for Johnston is that the Islanders are expected to be close to 100% healthy when they return to play, which could push Johnston to the press box on game nights.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Getting chance to play

    Johnston has played in four straight games, logging an assist and 13 hits.

    Johnston doesn't add much offensively but provides a physical presence with Matt Martin (undisclosed) out. Either Martin or Johnston should be in the lineup Tuesday against Detroit, though it's unclear if Martin will miss further time due to injury or as a healthy scratch.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Out Thursday

    Johnston (not injury related) will not play Thursday against San Jose, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Johnston was activated from the COVID-19 list but will not be in Thursday's lineup. It's possible that he's simply a healthy scratch, as he hasn't played since the Islanders' first game of the season.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: Activated off protocols list

    Johnston exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Wednesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    At this point it isn't clear if Johnston will be an option for Thursday's clash with the Sharks, but either way, he's only picked up one helper through 13 games over the past two campaigns, so fantasy managers shouldn't need to track his availability.

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  • Islanders' Ross Johnston: In COVID-19 protocol

    Johnston was placed in COVID-19 protocol Friday.

    The Islanders haven't yet disclosed whether Johnson, who has been a healthy scratch since Oct. 14, tested positive for COVID-19. Even though Johnston hasn't played recently, the team figures to replace him with a healthy depth option until he clears protocols.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 232 lbs
Birthplace: Charlottetown, PE
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left