Sbisa finished the regular season for the Islanders with one point, an assist, and an even rating in nine games.
Sbisa won't participate in the playoffs for the Islanders unless the team were to suffer multiple injuries. He has been the emergency defender for the Isles all season and nothing has changed now that the Isles have made the playoffs. Sbisa has likely played his last game for the Islanders and will be looking to hook up with a new organization during the summer.
Sbisa hasn't played since Jan. 12, a span of 29 games.
Sbisa knew when he signed with the Islanders that he would act as the emergency defenseman for the Islanders, but even he had to think he would play in more than just nine games this season. That number may not grow any higher as the emergence of Devon Toews has meant that the Islanders will sit a defender higher on the depth chart than Sbisa for each game. Sbisa will be a free agent after the season and will likely be looking to hook up with a team that can offer more playing time next season.
Sbisa hasn't played in a game since Jan. 12 and has only drawn into nine games in 2018-19.
Sbisa was signed to be the Isles' seventh defender this season. As a veteran, the thought was that he'd be someone the Isles felt comfortable inserting into the lineup from time-to-time or when an injury occurs. The problem is that with the relative good health of the defense this season, coupled with the emergence of rookie Devon Toews, there just hasn't been much of a need to see Sbisa in a game. It's fair to wonder if Sbisa will be released after the trade deadline Monday -- that's how it could play out if the Islanders don't make any moves involving their blue line and are ready to activate Thomas Hickey (upper body) from long-term IR.
Sbisa has only played one of the last 14 games for the Islanders.
Sbisa was signed prior to the season as insurance in case of injury to one of the starting defenders. The emergence of Devon Toews, however, has pushed Sbisa even further down the depth chart. Once Thomas Hickey (upper body) returns from IR, it might take a string of injuries for Sbisa to get back into the lineup.
Sbisa will once again be a healthy scratch Tuesday versus the Hurricanes, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
This should not come as any sort of surprise, as Sbisa has only played in eight games this season. Even with Thomas Hickey (upper body) out of the lineup for what will be a ninth straight game Tuesday, Sbisa is still riding the pine as the Isles have elected to keep rookie Devon Toews on the roster and playing on a regular basis.
Sbisa (undisclosed) is expected to be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Golden Knights, NHL.com's Brian Compton reports.
Sbisa missed Sunday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, but he's evidently no longer dealing with that issue ahead of Wednesday's contest. The 28-year-old blueliner has been a healthy scratch more often than not this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.
Sbisa (undisclosed) didn't practice Sunday and is considered day-to-day.
It's unclear what's bothering Sbisa, but he has a short timeline to shake the injury and be ready for Monday's game versus the Penguins. If he's unable to play, it won't change the team's dynamic since he's been a healthy scratch more often than not this year. Expect either Adam Pelech of Dennis Seidenberg to fill in.
Sbisa will likely be a healthy scratch versus the Rangers on Tuesday, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
Sbisa has only played five games this season, but two of those five came in the last three. Sbisa had replaced Adam Pelech, who struggled in a recent loss by the Islanders. Pelech, however, was skating with Johnny Boychuk during practice Monday, and that's a sign that he will return to the lineup while Sbisa goes back to the press box.
Sbisa has been a healthy scratch in four of the last five games.
Sbisa has an assist and is a minus-1 in three games this season and has limited fantasy value.
Sbisa signed a one-year deal with the Islanders on Monday.
Sbisa accepted a training camp invite from the Isles and was able to parlay that into a one-year contract. The 2008 first-round pick will likely slot in as the seventh defenseman to start the year, but should compete for regular minutes throughout the year with Adam Pelech and Scott Mayfield. Although he was limited to just 30 games with the Golden Knights last year, the 28-year-old still managed 14 points and offers decent mid-range fantasy value given his offensive upside.
Sbisa agreed to terms on a professional tryout agreement with the Islanders, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Sbisa -- who spent last season with the Golden Knights -- tallied just 14 points in 30 contests while averaging 19:31 of ice time. The blueliner did manage to add another four helpers in 12 postseason contests on the way to the Stanley Cup Final. The 28-year-old will likely be competing for a roster spot with fellow PTO signee Dennis Seidenberg.
Sbisa remains an unrestricted free agent.
The Golden Knights let Sbisa walk, but there's speculation that he could return to that young franchise following news that fellow defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended 20 games for violating the NHL's anti-drug policy. Sbisa, who was born in Italy, accrued two goals, 12 assists, and a plus-8 rating through 30 games with Vegas last season.
Sbisa will test the waters of free agency after the Golden Knights opted not to offer him a contract, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Sbisa was in and out of the lineup all season long, but did play all 10 games of the Western Conference finals and Stanley Cup Finals. Vegas stockpiled defensemen at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, but was unable to move them as hoped, so Sbisa becomes the odd man out. Previously an 82-game player, the 27-year-old should find a landing spot once the market opens July 1.
Sbisa (undisclosed) has been cleared for action, but will continue to watch from the press box for at least the time being, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Sbisa's long injury layoff began Feb. 27 and cause him to miss the next 23 contests, including Vegas' first-round sweep of the Kings. Despite a return to health, there isn't any room for Sbisa in the lineup with the Golden Knights' current defensive setup yielding positive results.
Sbisa (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day and will miss Game 4 against the Kings on Tuesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Sbisa has been out of action since Feb. 27, a stretch of 22 games. Injuries limited the defenseman to a mere 30 contests this season. When healthy, the 27-year-old still managed to tally 14 points -- the second highest total of his career. Even once given the green light to suit up, coach Gerard Gallant may keep Sbisa in the press box rather than break up his defensive pairings that have been performing well thus far.
Sbisa (undisclosed) will watch Friday's Game 2 against the Kings from the media box, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Sbisa hasn't dressed for a game since Feb. 27, and he'll shift his focus to getting back for Game 3. The Golden Knights managed without the 28-year-old blueliner in Game 1, when they shut out the Kings.
Sbisa (undisclosed) will be a spectator for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Kings.
As recently as the end of March, head coach Gerard Gallant stated that he expected to have the Swiss defenseman back in time for the start of the postseason. Sbisa has yet to practice since suffering the injury, so while he hasn't been ruled out of Friday's Game 2, it would certainly be a surprise if he were cleared to play in time.
Coach Gerard Gallant expects to have Sbisa (undisclosed) back for the playoffs, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
This news effectively rules Sbisa out of the final five games of Vegas' regular-season schedule, but it sounds like he should be ready to rock once postseason play gets underway. The Golden Knights will be happy to have the 28-year-old blueliner back on the ice for their playoff run, as he's been effective when healthy this campaign, notching two goals and 14 points in 30 contests.
Sbisa (undisclosed) skated after practice Monday, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Sbisa is still expected to miss at least two more games, but it's encouraging that he was able to skate in the solo session. Presumably, his next step will be to join his teammates for an extended skate and/or practice. Time is of the essence for the defenseman from a fantasy perspective since the Golden Knights only have seven games left in the regular season, and the expansion club can officially secure a playoff berth by earning at least one point in Monday's home game versus the Avalanche.
Sbisa (undisclosed) will miss at least 2-3 more weeks, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Based on the timeline established by coach Gerard Gallant, Sbisa won't have much time to readjust before the start of the playoffs. The 27-year-old has already missed six games as a result of his undisclosed injury and has played in a mere 30 contests this year due to a variety of issues. Colin Miller would be the odds on favorite to get bumped from the lineup once Sbisa is given the green light.
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