Cizikas had the best season of his career this past year with 20 goals, 13 assists and a rating of plus-22.
The 33 points were the most Cizikas has ever posted in a season and the 20 goals more than doubled his previous career high. Cizikas is not normally looked at as a goal scorer but provided just what the offensively challenged Islanders needed this season. He was held scoreless in Game 1 versus Pittsburgh but will be relied upon to hit everything that moves during this first-round series, and any offense he provides will be a bonus.
Cizikas (lower body) will suit up for Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Cizikas has a career-high 30 points this season and his return is huge for the Islanders. He'll slot back into a bottom-six role where he should continue a consistent scoring pace.
Cizikas (lower body) indicated Tuesday that he's healthy and it's just a coach's decision whether or not to insert him into the lineup against the Bruins, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports. He's officially labeled a game-time decision for the contest.
Cizikas has notched a career-high 19 goals over 63 games this season thanks to a ridiculous 19.6 shooting percentage that ranks third in the league for players with more than 31 games played. The outrageous percentage also suggests he's due to slow down moving forward. A decision on the lineup for Tuesday's contest won't come until later in the day, so consider the pivot a question mark until it's made.
Cizikas (lower body) will not be available for Sunday's game in Minnesota.
Cizikas will miss his second straight game with what's been called a lower-body strain. The 28-year-old is having a career year with 19 goals and 30 points and should be expected back soon.
Cizikas (lower body) is dealing with a strain that he suffered in pregame warmups ahead of Saturday's matinee against the Red Wings, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas was a late scratch in the most recent contest, which ended up as a 2-1 loss for the Isles. Coach Barry Trotz hinted at the possibility of the penalty-killing specialist returning to action Sunday against the Wild.
Cizikas won't play Saturday versus Detroit due to a lower-body injury, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas did miss practice Friday, but coach Barry Trotz stated that was just to give his bruising forward a day of rest. It seems Trotz was covering up the injury with the thought that Cizikas might be able to play through it and not wanting to advertise that he was banged up. Cizikas will next get a chance to play Sunday in Minnesota.
Cizikas (illness) took part in morning skate and is projected to play Tuesday against the Senators, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Cizikas exited Sunday's contest against the Flyers while battling a bug, but a day off between games looks to have done the trick. He's expected to slot in at his usual spot centering the bottom line, with Josh Ho-Sang and Ross Johnston flanking him.
Cizikas (illness) left Sunday's game against the Flyers, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Cizikas actually left the game twice but stayed in the locker room the second time. In the middle of his best offensive campaign yet, the 28-year-old will likely be good to Tuesday against the Senators.
Cizikas scored twice, including once while shorthanded, in Thursday's 6-1 win over Toronto.
His dream season continues -- he now has 19 goals. And Cizikas has equaled his career high in points (29). His 20 percent shooting percentage is lightning in a bottle, but you might as well use it. Cizikas is loving the Barry Trotz life on the Island.
Cizikas netted his 17th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Canucks.
Cizikas' career year continues, as he now has 27 points in 54 games. Recently, the center has posted five goals in six contests. He added four hits and a plus-2 rating Saturday.
Cizikas scored his 16th goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to the Flames on Wednesday.
Cizikas now has four goals in his last four games, giving him 26 points in 52 games this year. The fourth-liner is enjoying a career year for scoring, but with a 19.8 percent shooting percentage, this is likely a one-year boost in scoring.
Cizikas scored twice Thursday in a 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets.
Both of the goals came on breakaways. Cizikas now has a remarkable 15 goals on the season; his previous best was nine. It's on the back of a 19-percent shooting percentage, close to double his career mark. This is lightning in a bottle for the former Mississauga Ice Dog. Cizikas has value in goal-heavy deep leagues and comes cheap.
Cizikas scored his 12th goal of the season in a win over the Kings on Tuesday.
Cizikas has already set a career high in goals and will likely do the same for total points before the regular season ends. He has 12 goals and nine assists. and is a plus-16 in 45 games. Cizikas has become an extremely valuable forward for the Islanders. However, even with his improved production he is still anchoring the fourth line for the Isles, but that line may be the team's most consistent on a game-to-game basis.
Cizikas picked up a goal and assist in a 5-1 win over the Lightning on Sunday.
The Islanders' forward has posted six points over a nine-game stretch but hasn't exactly spread out his production. His six points came in three games, with Cizikas being shut out in the remaining six contests. Suffice to say, it's been a streaky season for the 27-year-old. However, for the first time in his career, Cizikas has scored double-digit goals in a season and with 19 points in 37 games, is on pace to eclipse his previous career-best 29-point season from 2015-16.
Cizikas notched a pair of helpers in Saturday's 4-3 win over St. Louis.
The 27-year-old continues to add to his career year and is now up to 17 points in 33 games. Even though he's putting up bigger numbers than ever before, in his eighth NHL season, Cizikas shouldn't be relied upon to provide consistent fantasy production.
Cizikas didn't practice Friday for the Islanders as coach Barry Trotz elected to give him a maintenance day, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas will play Saturday in St. Louis. Trotz likes to give his veteran players a day off from practice now and again to keep them fresh over a long season. Cizikas has already surpassed his career high in goals with 10 this season and seems likely to set career highs across the board in his first season with Trotz as head coach.
Cizikas scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Friday's 6-3 win over the Senators.
The goal was his 10th of the season, giving the checking-line center a new career high in that category. Cizikas has gotten there largely on the strength of an elevated 23.8 percent shooting rate, and while his 15 points through 29 games is surprisingly solid, he doesn't see enough ice time to keep up that scoring pace.
Cizikas, with eight goals through 27 games, is on pace to shatter his career best in single-season tallies as a member of the Islanders.
Cizikas also has a rating of plus-7, as he centers the checking line for the Isles with Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck typically flanking him. The team doesn't rely on Cizikas to score goals, but New York will certainly take the 15-20 he is on pace for this season. That checking line is used to shut down the opposition's top offensive line and/or give the team a shot of energy when coach Barry Trotz thinks it is needed.
Cizikas (lower body) has been activated off of IR and is expected to play Thursday in Boston, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Cizikas has missed the last six games due to the injury, but will resume his normal position at center on the Islanders' fourth line Thursday. Cizikas is on pace to set a career high in goals this season even with the injury, but his main contribution to the Islanders is as a checker, someone who will hit the opposing team's top forwards and keep them in line.
Cizikas (lower body) joined his teammates on the ice Monday, but remains a little ways off with coach Barry Trotz telling reporters, "I'm hoping we get a couple practices in with him and Casey will be right there."
Considering the Isles have two days off following Monday's tilt with Washington, that would give Cizikas a pair of practice sessions in preparation of potentially returning versus the Bruins on Thursday. Once ready to go, the center will need to be activated off injured reserve with Stephen Gionta or Tanner Fritz likely headed to the minors in a corresponding roster move.
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