Cizikas scored an empty-net goal and added three hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins in Game 4.
Cizikas gave the Islanders a two-goal cushion with 1:03 left in the third period. The 30-year-old center has scored twice in the last three games after going six years between postseason tallies. He's at three points, 14 shots on net, 36 hits and a minus-1 rating through 10 playoff contests.
Cizikas scored a goal on five shots, doled out six hits and blocked two shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 2.
A mistimed pass by the Bruins at the Islanders' blue line led to a breakaway for Cizikas. He buried the shot on Tuukka Rask for his first playoff tally since the 2015 postseason. Cizikas has two points, 28 hits and 13 shots on net through eight playoff contests this year. He's a fourth-liner, so his physical impact is frequently more significant than his offense.
Cizikas finished the regular season without a point in the last 19 games.
Cizikas had seven goals and seven assists on the season, which tied his point total from last year but in eight more games. That total was also the lowest he posted for the Islanders since his rookie season in 2011-12.
Cizikas has only one point in his last 13 games.
The team is struggling to score goals, with only six regulation goals in the last six games. Cizikas is expected to keep the opponents in check more than light the lamp, but right now, the Islanders could really use his help offensively.
Cizikas scored a goal on two shots and dished out a pair of hits Thursday in an 8-4 win over the Capitals.
Cizikas gave the Islanders a 5-2 lead 3:03 into the second period, stealing the puck behind net and stuffing it past Ilya Samsonov. The goal proved to be the game-winner and was the seventh tally of the season for Cizikas. The 29-year-old has 14 points in 37 games on the year.
Cizikas scored a pair of first-period goals Saturday in a 6-1 win over the Flyers.
Cizikas converted his only two shots of the game, lighting the lamp twice just over five minutes apart to help the Islanders build a 4-0 lead. He stole the puck at the Philadelphia blue line and snapped a shot past Carter Hart for his first tally, then hammered a one-timer from the bottom of the right circle for his first multi-goal game of the year. The 29-year-old Cizikas has scored six times to go with seven assists in 32 contests on the year.
Cizikas could play for a team other than the Islanders next season, The Athletic reports.
The Islanders will likely be up against the cap once again next season and will have tough decisions to make with Anthony Beauvillier, Adam Pelech, Ilya Sorokin and Cizikas. Pelech and Sorokin will almost certainly be priorities, and that could limit what the Isles are able to offer Cizikas. The team would like to keep him, but if Cizikas is looking to maximize the value of his next deal, there may not be room for his salary.
Cizikas scored a goal on a season-high four shots in Monday's 2-0 win over the Rangers. He also dished out four hits.
Cizikas cleaned up a loose puck on the doorstep to finally open the scoring with 8:45 left in the third period. It was just the second goal of the season for the 29-year-old, although both have come over the last five games. Cizikas has a 20-goal season (2018-19) to his credit but has otherwise been a limited offensive player throughout his NHL career. He's more valuable to the Islanders than he is to fantasy managers.
Cizikas (hand) is on the ice for practice Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas suffered a hand injury during Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage, but he appears to be no worse for wear ahead of Thursday's regular-season opener against the Rangers. The 29-year-old forward should slot into his usual spot centering the Isles' fourth line against the Blueshirts.
Cizikas suffered a hand injury during scrimmage Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Islanders' first game of the season is Thursday versus the Rangers, and it's unclear if Cizikas will be available. Interested fantasy managers should monitor his status this week for an update ahead of puck drop.
Cizikas has completely recovered from the undisclosed injury that ended his 2019-20 season, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas was injured during the Islanders' series loss in six games to the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. He suffered several injuries last campaign but will be 100 percent healthy and ready to center the Islanders crash line when the regular season gets underway.
Cizikas (undisclosed) underwent successful surgery after the playoffs and will be ready whenever next season's training camp begins, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Islanders haven't revealed what type of surgery Cizikas underwent, but whatever it was, it won't impact his availability for the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign. The 29-year-old pivot picked up 10 goals and 14 points in 48 regular-season games before adding two helpers in 18 postseason contests this year.
Cizikas (undisclosed) has left the bubble and won't return for the remainder of the postseason, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Cizikas was ruled out for a second straight game Sunday, but he'll head back to New York with Tom Kuhnhackl. The team didn't disclose the reason for Cizikas' departure. Ross Johnston and Michael Dal Colle are expected to rotate in Cizikas' place moving forward.
Cizikas (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Sunday's Game 4 versus the Lightning, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas was considered a game-time decision but was ultimately unfit to play. Ross Johnston filled expected to work on the fourth line in Cizikas' place Sunday.
Cizikas will be a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 4 against the Lightning, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Cizikas missed Friday's Game 3 with an undisclosed injury, but it sounds like there's a chance he'll be ready to return Sunday. The 29-year-old pivot has picked up two helpers while averaging 14:04 of ice time in 18 contests this postseason.
Cizikas (undisclosed) didn't play in Friday's Game 3 and his status for Sunday's Game 4 against the Lightning is uncertain, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Head coach Barry Trotz mentioned after Game 3 that he would need to check on Cizikas' status Saturday, indicating the 29-year-old forward missed Friday's game with some sort of injury. Cizikas' role is bigger on the ice than in fantasy -- he has just two assists to go with 54 hits in 18 playoff contests. Michael Dal Colle and Derick Brassard replaced Cizikas and Andrew Ladd (healthy scratch) in Friday's game.
Cizikas (leg) will be able to play if and when the season resumes, the Islanders' web site reports.
Cizikas was yet another Islander cut by a skate blade this season. That injury has healed and Cizikas will be a welcome addition to an Islanders team that has played terribly in his absence. The Islanders seem to play their best when the line of Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck and Cizikas is completely healthy, but all three have missed a good amount of time this season. If the season does resume and the Islanders do qualify for the playoffs, this line will need to be healthy and intact in order for the Islanders to make any sort of deep playoff run.
Cizikas (leg) did not join the Islanders for their four-game road trip, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Cizikas skated on his own in New York on Monday but it appears he'll miss at least the next four games while the Islanders are on the road. The 29-year-old forward has already missed the last 12 games with his leg injury.
Cizikas (leg) is expected to join the Islanders on their upcoming four-game road trip, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The inclusion of Cizikas on the trip doesn't mean he will play Tuesday in Vancouver, just that he may play at some point during the trip. Cizikas has missed the last 12 games since taking a skate blade to the leg, and the Islanders have suffered in his absence to the tune of a 2-7-3 record.
Cizikas (leg) is hopeful to resume skating in the next day or two, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
A return to skating would be the next step in the recovery for Cizikas, who would then need to practice with the team before getting back in the lineup. The Islanders have cratered of late under injuries to players like Adam Pelech (Achilles) and Cizikas as the organization just doesn't have the depth to cover such losses. New York's on a five-game losing streak and would welcome the return of Cizikas, but that is still at least 7-10 days away.
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