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Islanders' Robin Salo: Fires home first NHL goal
Salo scored his first career goal in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Flyers.
The 23-year-old rookie took a pass from Mathew Barzal at the top of the faceoff circle early in the first period and made no mistake with it, blasting the puck past Carter Hart. Salo has points in back-to-back games after managing only one assist in his first 13 contests with the Islanders, but the 2017 second-round pick is beginning to see some power-play time and had eight points in 14 games for AHL Bridgeport prior to his promotion, so he could be working himself into fantasy relevance.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Gets on scoresheet with helper
Salo notched an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
Salo continued to maintain a third-pairing role, and he was able to pick up his second assist of the season in 12 games. The Finn set up Casey Cizikas in the second period for what stood as the game-winning goal. Salo has added 12 shots on net, 12 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating, so he'll need to show a bit more across the board before he's a factor in most fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Could remain in lineup
Salo has played in five of the last six games.
The Islanders will be without Ryan Pulock, who is in COVID-19 protocol and is still dealing with a lower-body injury, which means either Sebastian Aho or Salo will be in the lineup versus the Devils on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Exits COVID-19 protocols
Salo (COVID-19 protocols) is out of the league's protocols, the Islanders announced Thursday.
Salo has recorded one assist through his three December appearances in the NHL this season. He has spent some time with AHL Bridgeport, where he's recorded two goals and six assists trough 14 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Expected to play Wednesday
Salo (COVID-19) is expected to be activated and play Wednesday versus the Red Wings, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Salo was placed in the protocol on Dec. 19 but only missed one game. Coach Barry Trotz stated Sunday that Salo is expected to be activated before the game Wednesday versus the Red Wings but didn't say if Salo would play. The Islanders placed four players in the COVID-19 protocol Sunday, but all four were offensive players. The defense outside of Ryan Pulock (lower body) is intact, which means that Trotz will likely have to decide between Salo and Sebastian Aho for the final spot on the third pair.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Placed in COVID-19 protocols
Salo has entered the league's COVID-19 protocols and is not in the lineup against Vegas on Sunday.
Salo has spent time in the AHL and served as a healthy scratch multiple times this season, ultimately featuring in seven games at the top level (and producing a lone assist). Veteran Matt Martin joined Salo in COVID-19 protocols just prior to puck drop Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Still searching for first point
Salo has yet to earn a point in six games for the Islanders this season.
Salo was called up from the AHL when the Islanders went through their COVID-19 issues in late November. He was a healthy scratch for five games when the infected players returned but has played the past two games as the Islanders are searching for offense. Salo may be the top prospect for the Islanders on defense, and while he wasn't expected to make his NHL debut until next season, injuries and COVID-19 forced the Islanders' hand. Salo will need to produce something offensively and take care of his defensive responsibilities to stay in the lineup but is likely ticketed to return to the AHL once Ryan Pulock (lower body) returns from injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Healthy scratch Thursday
Salo was a healthy scratch in a 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose on Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Adam Pelech and Andy Greene returned from COVID-19 protocol, which meant that either Salo or Grant Hutton would sit out the game. Coach Barry Trotz stated that he chose Hutton over Salo for two reasons. First, he preferred the right-shooting Hutton over the left-shooting Salo so that each of his pairs would have a righty and a lefty, but also because he believes Salo's play has slipped of late. Salo will next have a chance to play Saturday in Detroit, but he seems to be ticketed to return to the AHL once Zdeno Chara (COVID-19) returns to the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Could have a short stay
Salo may be sent back to the AHL before the Islanders are able to resume their season, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
There has been no word yet from the NHL if the Islanders will play Thursday versus the Sharks. There is also no word from the Islanders as to if any of their current defensemen in the Covid-19 protocols will return for that game. As of Monday, Adam Pelech, Andy Greene, and Zdeno Chara are each in the protocol. Coach Barry Trotz has not stated how many of that trio would have to return for the team to return Salo to the AHL. Salo has yet to register a point and is a minus-4 in four games with the Islanders. One thing we can reasonably assume is that Salo will be playing somewhere. The Islanders are unlikely to keep one of the top prospects on the bench. They will want him playing somewhere.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Promoted to top level
Salo was recalled by the Islanders on Thursday.
Salo skated with Zdeno Chara on the Islanders' second pairing during Thursday's practice. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if Salo will be in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Flames. The 23-year-old defender has racked up eight points through 14 AHL appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Headed for minors
Salo was shipped down to AHL Bridgeport on Monday.
Salo has played exclusively overseas in Sweden throughout his career but will make the jump to North America with the Sound Tigers. Selected by the organization in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft, Salo figures to spend the year developing in the minors but could earn a call-up if he can bring his offensive game to North America.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Expected to be sent down
Salo is expected to be sent down to the AHL before Saturday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Salo has had a strong camp, but there just isn't any room on the Islanders for him at this point. Salo won't require waivers and the AHL preseason starts this weekend. He likely has a future on Long Island, but it's still too early.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Added to playoff roster
Salo was added to the Islanders' roster Saturday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Finn spent all of the 2020-21 season on loan with Orebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League. Salo racked up six goals and 30 points in 51 regular-season contests, and he added four assists in nine playoff games. Salo will be one of the Islanders' Black Aces, which makes it unlikely he sees any NHL playing time during the postseason. The second-round pick from 2017 could compete for a roster spot in training camp after an impressive showing overseas.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Future is bright
Salo will likely finish in the top 10 in scoring among defensemen in the Swedish Hockey League this season, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Salo was the Islanders' second-round pick in the 2017 draft. There was some thought that he could play for the Isles this season if Orebro didn't qualify for the SHL playoffs, but they have, and that likely won't leave enough time for Salo to travel to the United States and prepare to play on an NHL defense. Salo is expected to compete for a starting job in training camp next season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Robin Salo: Inks entry-level deal
Salo signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders and was subsequently assigned to Orebro of the SHL on Friday.
The Islanders selected Salo with the 46th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 22-year-old blueliner has been highly productive in the SHL this season, racking up five goals and 25 points in 39 games. It wouldn't be surprising to see Salo join AHL Bridgeport following the conclusion of the SHL campaign.... See More ... See Less
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