Komarov had a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in the Islanders' four-game sweep of the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.
Coming into the playoffs, Komarov hadn't scored in his last 34 regular season games and only had six goals for the entire season. Komarov is one of the best penalty killers for the Islanders and is a pest to opposing teams. As for fantasy owners, however, he is best left on the bench.
Komarov has now gone 32 straight games without a goal.
Komarov has had a quiet season for the Islanders with six goals and 19 assists in 80 games. Komarov wasn't acquired for his offensive skills, but more for his grit and his penalty-killing ability. Still, even with a plus-16 rating, it's hard for the Islanders to justify the four-year $12 million contract they handed Komarov last summer. The Islanders will be relying on Komarov and his playoff experience when they likely take on the Penguins in their first-round matchup.
Komarov has gone 17 games without a goal.
Komarov has four assists during those 17 games, but that's just not enough for a team that has been struggling to score over the past month. On the season, Komarov has six goals and 20 points in 65 games, but more is expected of the third-line winger.
Komarov notched his 12th assist of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Since the beginning of January, Komarov has a total of four points. The rugged forward's style of play, while effective on the ice, does not lend itself to fantasy, so the former Maple Leaf and current Islander should not be owned outside of deeper leagues.
Komarov only has one goal and two assists in his last 16 games.
While it's certainly true that Komarov wasn't signed to be a goal scorer, the Islanders still had to expect more than six goals this season, especially when you consider they are paying him $12 million over four years. Then again, maybe they shouldn't have, as Komarov only scored seven goals in 74 games for Toronto last season. The good news is Komarov has excelled as a forechecker and penalty killer, not to mention he also has a rating of plus-14. Komarov is a defensive forward who offers very little to fantasy owners.
Komarov hasn't scored and only has seven shots in his last seven games for the Islanders.
While those numbers aren't pretty, Komarov also wasn't brought on board to light the lamp on any kind of consistent basis. Komarov was signed by the Islanders to be a defensive forward, which his rating of plus-11 will attest to, and to improve a penalty kill unit that was abysmal last season. Still, coach Barry Trotz has mentioned that he hasn't been pleased with the offensive production of the third line of late and that changes could be forthcoming should that continue.
Komarov scored a goal and had four penalty minutes in a 3-1 win over the Stars on Sunday.
This goal must feel good to Komarov, as he had gone 16 games without a goal prior to lighting the lamp. He now has four goals through 35 contests. Last season, his final in Toronto, he only had seven goals, so this seems to be the way his career is trending.
Komarov (undisclosed) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Golden Knights, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov will slot into his usual spot Wednesday, skating with Ross Johnston and Valtteri Filppula on the Islanders' third line. The veteran forward has only totaled 30 points in 103 appearances over the past two campaigns, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.
Komarov (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against the visiting Golden Knights, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov was busy Monday, committing two blocked shots and five hits in a shootout road loss to the Penguins. The Islanders are not guaranteed to have Jordan Eberle and Cal Clutterbuck in the lineup due to undisclosed issues of their own, so the team could go with a seventh defenseman if Komarov doesn't show up for warmups, assuming another forward isn't called up from AHL Bridgeport ahead of time.
Komarov stuffed the stat sheet with a goal, an assist, two shots, a plus-3 rating, two blocks and five hits in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.
Komarov's a well-rounded player, but the multi-point effort was a rare achievement for him. His eight points through 18 games have Komarov on pace to tie his career-best, 36-point output from 2015-16, but keep in mind he mustered only 19 points in 74 games for Toronto last season.
Komarov picked up a goal and an assist at even strength in Thursday's 7-2 road win over the Kings.
Komarov entered the game with just one assist over the first five, so it was nice to see the third-line forward emerge from his slumber. Still, the Russian is only averaging 12:35 of ice time, which isn't nearly enough for us to be confident that he'll produce consistently aside from hits.
Komarov (knee) will be in action for Tuesday's preseason clash with Philadelphia.
Komarov finished the 2017-18 campaign while dealing with this knee issue, but appears to be healthy and ready for the upcoming season. The winger figures to slot into a bottom-six role -- although he will need to stave off challenges from Matt Martin and Tom Kuhnhackl for regular ice time.
Komarov inked a four-year, $12 million deal with the Islanders on Sunday, Chris Johnston of NHL Network reports.
Komarov followed up back-to-back, 30-plus-point seasons with a 19-point dud in 2017-18. A change of scenery will help Komarov, especially now that he'll be further overshadowed by the arrival of John Tavares. Komarov will likely fit into a bottom-six role in New York behind the younger prospects.
Komarov indicated Wednesday that he was held out for the final five games of the opening-round series against the Bruins due to a reinjury of the knee that cost him a couple of weeks in March, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
Komarov has missed some extended time on multiple occasions because of the injury, but he will now have the offseason to rest up with the Leafs' campaign officially coming to a close. Even when healthy, Komarov will need to improve on his 19 points -- seven goals and 12 assists -- next season to have utility in most fantasy formats.
Komarov (lower body) will sit out Wednesday's Game 7 against the Bruins, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Komarov was considered a candidate to return to the lineup for the series finale after missing each of the last four contests, but it appears he's not quite ready. The Leafs will attempt to take care of business without him, and Komarov would likely be in line to return at some point during the second round should Toronto advance.
Coach Mike Babcock indicated that Komarov (lower body) -- who deemed himself ready for Game 5 but sat out the contest as well as Game 6 -- could return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 7 against the Bruins, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
While Komarov believed he was ready to return to the ice for Game 5, coach Babcock obviously did not. He will likely do everything possible to rejoin the action for Game 7, but it will ultimately be up to Babcock to decide the lineup. If he's held out, Komarov will have to hope his teammates can pick up the slack and win the contest in Boston without him for a chance to return in the second round. Official word on his availability is expected to surface on game day.
Komarov (lower body) indicated after Saturday's practice that he's ready to roll for the evening's Game 5 against the Bruins, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
Komarov participated in morning skate, but he wasn't part of line rushes during the session. Despite his absence from that portion, he appears ready to roll for Game 5 after sitting out each of the previous two contests due to a lower-body injury. We may have to wait until pregame warmups to see if he's actually inserted into the lineup.
Komarov (lower body) will miss Thursday's Game 4 tilt against the Bruins, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Komarov will miss his second straight game as a result of his lower-body problem. Even when healthy, the winger has been ineffective of late, as he is pointless in his previous seven appearances. Dominic Moore should continue to fill in during Komarov's absence -- at least until Nazem Kadri (suspension) returns from his ban.
Komarov (lower body) will not be in action for Game 3 against the Bruins on Monday, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
The good news for fantasy owners is that Komarov will be a game-time decision ahead of Game 4 on Thursday. Since returning from injury March 31, the winger has failed to write his name on the scoresheet and has put just six shots on goal in five contests. Nazem Kadri (suspension) remains unavailable, which means Dominic Moore figures to return to the lineup in Komarov's stead.
Komarov initially rejoined his teammates on the bench but has headed back down the tunnel, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Prior to the start of the second period, coach Mike Babcock shuffled up his lines to move Komarov into a fourth-line role, but he will now have to do some additional juggling with the winger missing. While the team didn't make any official announcements yet, the concern is that the Russian re-injured his knee. The club should provide an update prior to Monday's Game 3 clash back in Toronto.
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