Eberle scored his first goal of the preseason Tuesday as the Islanders defeated the Flyers 3-2 in overtime.
Eberle may be the key to any success the Islanders have this season, as they are looking for goal scoring and Eberle seemed to find his missing scoring touch in the postseason last year. Eberle was a free agent but elected to come back to the Isles with a five-year, $27.5 million contract. He is expected to play on the top line with Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee, but that will only last if he produces, something that hasn't always occurred in his first couple of seasons with the Islanders.
Eberle agreed to terms on a five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Islanders on Friday.
Eberle is coming off a down season in which he tied the lowest point total of his career (27), with the previous total coming during the lockout shortened 2012-13 campaign. Still, this new deal suggests that team brass believe the winger can get back to being a 50-plus point producer. The 28-year-old figures to continue filling a top-six role in addition to logging minutes on the power play, giving him rock-solid fantasy value.
Eberle managed a power-play assist and five shots on goal in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 4.
Eberle had three power-play helpers in four games against the Hurricanes, and was only held off the scoresheet when the Islanders were shut out in Game 1. Eberle concluded the postseason with four goals and five helpers over eight contests.
Eberle scored a key goal in a 3-1 victory against the Penguins during Game 4 on Tuesday. The Islanders swept the Penguins in the first-round series.
The Penguins scored first in each of the last three games of the series, which should have been a recipe for disaster for the Islanders. Instead, New York answered those first Penguins goals almost immediately on all three occasions. On Tuesday, it was Eberle scoring less than two minutes after Jake Guentzel gave the Penguins an early lead. The Penguins will be seeing Eberle in their nightmares this offseason, as he tortured Pittsburgh with four goals and six points in the sweep.
Eberle scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Penguins in Game 2 of their first-round series.
That's now four points (two goals, two helpers) in two games for Eberle, whose tally midway through the third period Friday proved to be the game-winner. After producing a career-low 0.47 points per game in the regular season, the 28-year-old is showing early signs of being one of the surprise stars of the postseason, leading the Isles to a 2-0 lead as the series shifts to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Eberle scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist during Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins in Game 1 of their first-round series.
After opening the scoring 100 seconds into the game, Eberle set up Brock Nelson with a nifty backhand pass on Matt Murray's doorstep later in the first period to give the Isles a 2-1 lead. After managing only two assists in 13 career playoff games with the Oilers, Eberle's first postseason in New York is off to a flying start.
Eberle scored his 18th goal of the season in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Sabres.
It's Eberle's fourth goal in his last four games. This season may be otherwise forgettable, but he does seem to be heating up. He has five points in his last four games. Eberle might help off the wire.
Eberle netted two goals, including the winner, in Thursday's 5-4 win over Winnipeg. He also picked up an assist.
Nice night, but Eberle's game has been largely barren this season. And it has been awful of late. He had just two goals in the 14 games in March and his 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 74 games make him bench-worthy. Eberle is poised to miss the 40-point mark for the first time, lockout season aside.
Eberle (upper body) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Eberle suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Bruins, but whatever he was dealing with clearly wasn't overly serious. The 28-year-old will slot into his usual role skating on the Islanders' top line and first power-play unit against Montreal.
Eberle (upper body) is a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with the Canadiens, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
If Eberle is given the all-clear, he figures to slot into a top-six role for the Isles and would like bump Matt Martin or Cal Clutterbuck from the lineup. Regardless of his availability versus Montreal, the 28-year-old Eberle is poised to miss the 40-point mark for just the second time in his NHL career.
Eberle (upper body) is participating in the optional skate for the Islanders on Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Eberle had to leave Tuesday's game early due to the injury and is considered day-to-day heading into the contest Thursday in Montreal. While participating in the morning skate is by no means a guarantee that he will play Thursday, it certainly is a good sign. Eberle has been a disappointment this season with the Islanders and likely won't garner much interest from the team when he hits free agency this summer.
Eberle is dealing with an upper-body issue and is considered day-to-day.
While the team didn't officially rule him out, Eberle's status for Thursday's clash with Montreal should probably be considered questionable at best. If the winger does in fact miss some time, Michael Dal Colle could slot into a top-six role. At this point, the 28-year-old Eberle will be hard-pressed to reach the 40-point threshold and would miss that mark for the first time since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
Eberle scored an even-strength goal in 15:54 of ice time in Sunday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.
Eberle has been ice cold in his past nine games, recording just one point in that span. The 28-year-old has produced his lowest point total in his career to date, 31, in 68 games. The goal was his first since Feb. 9, so it's hard to trust Eberle's fantasy prospects going forward.
Eberle delivered two assists in a 6-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Eberle's offense has been dry of late -- he has no goals in nine games and just four assists. Half of those came Thursday. Eberle has 30 points in 59 games. That's a pace that will compare to the lowest of his career. Eberle needs to be on your bench until he can pull a few more points out of his hat.
Eberle doesn't believe he will be moved by the trade deadline on Feb. 25, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Eberle believes because the Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Division, that the team is unlikely to trade him or his linemates (Anders Lee and Brock Nelson) despite the fact they will be unrestricted free agents after the season. Eberle probably has a point, but if not for the team being in contention, Eberle may almost certainly be on the move as he has had a disappointing season with only 13 goals and 26 points in 54 games.
Eberle scored a goal at even strength and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
The 28-year-old has been running hot and cold -- mostly cold -- all season, and after going five games without a point, he now has two goals and an assist in his last three contests. Eberle's 13 goals and 26 points in 50 games is a disappointment, but there's still time for him to pick up the pace and reach the 50-point plateau for the third straight season.
Eberle recorded a power-play goal, an assist and a team-high four shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Devils.
Eberle's enjoying a nice stretch, having racked up five goals and five assists in his past 11 games. This hot streak has been a long time coming for Edmonton's 2008 first-rounder, who's only on pace to finish around the 40-point mark after posting 59 points in his first season with New York.
In his return to the lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury, Eberle scored a goal to help the Islanders defeat the Blues 4-3 on Saturday.
Eberle's eighth goal of the season came midway through the third period and tied the game at two. The 28-year-old winger is now up to 18 points in 36 games but with just a single multi-goal game under his belt thus far in 2018-19, Eberle's owners will be hoping that he picks up the pace moving forward.
The Islanders activated Eberle (undisclosed) off injured reserve Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Eberle resumed skating Thursday and returned to practice Friday, so it's no surprise that he appears poised to rejoin the lineup Saturday against St. Louis. The 28-year-old winger should return to his role skating on the Islanders' first line and top power-play unit against the Blues.
Eberle (undisclosed) skated in advance of Saturday's game against the Blues.
More details should surface before pregame warmups. Coach Barry Trotz said the team is waiting on official clearance from team doctors to get Eberle back in the lineup. The veteran forward needs to enjoy a strong second half to avoid missing the 20-goal plateau for the first time in six years.
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