Pageau scored goals in his first two games for the Islanders but has since gone five straight without lighting the lamp.
The Islanders paid a heavy price when they acquired Pageau from Ottawa for first and second-round picks -- a price that many considered way too high at the time of the trade and will only look worse if the season isn't resumed or if the Islanders don't qualify for the playoffs. The good news is that Pageau signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the club and solidifies the Islanders up the middle, but it's yet another heavy contract for a player that isn't a star and doesn't have a proven track record of performing.
Pageau scored a power-play goal on two shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to St. Louis.
Pageau, a trade deadline pickup from Ottawa, has now scored in each of his first two games with New York. His power-play goal Thursday opened the scoring 8:20 into the game and was his 26th tally of the season, extending his career high. Pageau, who signed a long-term extension with the Islanders immediately following the trade, needs one more point to match his career high of 43 set in 2015-16.
Pageau was able to complete all the necessary paperwork and join the lineup for the Islanders versus the Rangers on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Islanders' prized trade-deadline addition will have Michael Dal Colle and Josh Bailey flanking him on the third line. Pageau was having a career year for the Senators before the trade, mainly because of a 17.8 shooting percentage. That number is seven ticks higher than his career average and seems likely to regress.
Pageau may not be able to play Tuesday versus the Rangers due to immigration delays, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Pageau is on his way to New York, but general manager Lou Lamoriello stated that work visas still need to be acquired before he can play. If those visas aren't ready before game time Tuesday, Pageau would likely make his debut with the Islanders on Thursday in St. Louis. It's also unknown at this time which line Pageau will center and who his linemates will be. Coach Barry Trotz is likely to mix and match several lines until he finds the right chemistry.
Pageau signed a six-year contract extension worth $5 million annually with the Islanders on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The Islanders acquired Pageau from the Senators for a 2020 conditional first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2022 conditional third-round pick Monday, but the center won't be a rental after inking a long-term deal on Long Island. Pageau will register career highs across all notable categories this year, as he's already racked up 24 goals and 40 points through 60 games. The 27-year-old is expected to center a middle-six line as the Islanders make a playoff push.
Pageau was brought in by the Islanders from the Senators on Monday in a swap for a 2020 conditional first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2022 conditional third-round pick, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. The third-round pick will only transfer to Ottawa if the Islanders win the Stanley Cup this year.
With 24 goals and 16 helpers in 60 games this year, Pageau was one of the top targets on the market and is headed for Long Island. The center could challenge Brock Nelson for a spot on the second line and could even push for a first-line role. In addition, Pageau should be in the mix for the No. 1 power-play unit given that nine of his 40 points this year have come with the man advantage.
Pageau collected two goals and two assists in a 7-4 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Two of Pageau's points came while Ottawa was shorthanded. Pageau has six points in his last two games and is now up to 40 in 58 games. He remains a likely candidate to be moved before the trade deadline and figures to add pop to whichever lineup he winds up joining should the Senators elect to part ways with the surging forward.
Pageau scored on the power play and tallied an even-strength assist during Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Stars.
Sunday was Pageau's first multi-point effort since Dec. 23 -- a span of 18 games. His 22 goals this season are a career-best mark for the forward, who continues to be discussed in trade rumors leading up to the deadline. Pageau, across 57 games in 2019-20, has found the scoresheet 36 times.
Pageau scored a power-play goal on three shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Buffalo. He also won 11 of 20 (55.9 percent) faceoffs.
Pageau opened the scoring just 3:59 into the game, deftly re-directing a Thomas Chabot centering feed past Buffalo goalie Linus Ullmark. The tally made Pageau a 20-goal scorer for the first time in his NHL career and he needed only 48 games to do it. Pageau will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and figures to be a hot commodity at next month's trade deadline if Ottawa makes him available.
Pageau (neck) will play in Monday's game versus the Devils, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Pageau has tied his career high for goals (19) and has added 12 helpers through 46 games. He missed the last two contests leading up to the All-Star break, but he'll return to the top line with power-play responsibilities. The 27-year-old continues to be a solid fantasy starter across all formats.
Pageau is dealing with a sore neck and will not play in Saturday's home game against the Flames, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Pageau also missed Thursday's contest against Vegas but, fortunately, it doesn't sound like a serious injury. The Senators don't play again until Jan. 27 after the All-Star break, so the 27-year-old should have time to get back into game shape.
Pageau (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's clash with the Flames, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Pageau registered seven points in 11 contests prior to getting hurt while averaging 21:01 of ice time. If the center remains sidelined, Artem Anisimov and Chris Tierney should both see an uptick in minutes. With the All-Star break right around the corner, the Sens could decide to hold Pageau out of the lineup as a precaution.
Pageau (upper body) won't dress in Thursday's matchup against the Golden Knights, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
It's unclear how Pageau suffered the upper-body injury, but as evidenced by this news, the issue is serious enough to force him out of the lineup. In his stead, Rudolfs Balcers will draw into the lineup. Expect an update on Pageau's status ahead of Saturday's game against Calgary.
Pageau scored a power-play goal Saturday in a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.
It's his 19th of the season and he got it in his 42nd game, tying his career high goal mark set over a full 82 games in 2015-16. He's in the middle of a career season and there's even chatter that he should be considered for the Selke trophy. That's heady praise for the pending UFA. Pageau is about to cash in, unless he decides to take a hometown discount. The 27-year-old was born in Ottawa, so maybe that's a possibility.
Pageau scored twice, including the game-winner, and had four shots in a 3-1 win over Buffalo on Monday.
Pageau opened the scoring with his 17th of the year in the final minute of the first period, then potted the game-winner five minutes into the final frame. He also won 10 of 17 faceoffs (58.8 percent) for good measure. A handy two-way player throughout his NHL career, Pageau is enjoying his most productive season with 28 points and a plus-21 rating in 38 games.
Pageau tallied three assists, including two on the power play, in a 5-4 overtime win versus Nashville on Thursday.
On top of tallying two power-play helpers, one of which came on Anthony Duclair's overtime winner with the man advantage, Pageau produced a shorthanded assist on Vladislav Namestnikov's eighth goal of the campaign. It's worth noting Pageau's shooting percentage sits above 20 percent in 2019-20, but he's not scored in five straight games and has attempted only seven shots across those contests.
Pageau scored a shorthanded, empty-net goal in Monday's 5-2 win over the Bruins.
Pageau's tally acted as insurance as the Bruins desperately tried to overcome a two-goal deficit in the third period. The 27-year-old has points in four of his last five games, giving him 16 goals and 23 points in 31 contests overall this season. Pageau has added 53 hits and 73 shots on goal with a plus-19 rating.
Pageau scored a goal on four shots and added three hits in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
Pageau continues to do wonderful things for an otherwise lackluster offense. The Ottawa native has 15 goals and 21 points through 28 games this season. His career highs are 19 goals and 43 points, both set in 2015-16. Even more impressive, Pageau owns a plus-19 rating this year.
Pageau scored his 14th goal of the season in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Flames.
He fired a shot over David Rittich's shoulder midway through the third period to tie the score, only for Calgary to re-take the lead 61 seconds later. Pageau had gone four games without lighting the lamp coming into Saturday, which remarkably was his longest drought of the season, and on the year he's now up to 20 points in 27 games.
Pageau scored his 13th goal of the season during a 2-1 overtime win versus the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Pageau is tied for fifth in the league with 13 goals this season and has found the back of the net five times in the last five games, including a hat trick Nov. 13. With 17 points in 22 games, Pageau is on pace to surpass his career-best 43-point campaign from 2015-16.
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