Komarov will continue play on the top line for the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov doesn't have the skills to be a top-line forward but what he does possess is the ability and willingness to get to the front of the net. The biggest thing the Islanders have missed since Anders Lee (knee) went down for the season was a big body in front of the opposing goaltender. Komarov doesn't have that kind of size, but he is still an agitator that can cause problems in the crease. Komarov only has four assists in 20 games this season, and his stay on the top line will likely only last as long as it takes general manager Lou Lamoriello to acquire a player before the April 12 trade deadline.
Komarov once again cleared waivers Wednesday and will remain with the Islanders, Chris Johnston of SportsNet reports.
Komarov has been placed on waivers several times this season by the Islanders, but no team has claimed him. The Islanders are up against the salary cap and would undoubtedly like to shed Komarov's salary, but that doesn't seem like it'll happen anytime soon.
Komarov was waived by the Islanders on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
This is likely just a procedural move that will allow the Isles to move Komarov between the taxi squad and the active roster freely. The veteran forward has tallied two helpers through 16 games this year.
Komarov played with Mathew Barzal on the top line the past two games, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
It's hard to justify why coach Barry Trotz would think this is a good idea. It probably comes down to not wanting to break up the other lines, as he and the team continue to search for a replacement for Anders Lee (knee), who is out for the remainder of the season.
Komarov was promoted to the active roster Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov will suit up for this 14th game of the season. The 34-year-old adds a physical presence to the bottom six, as he's dished out 31 hits over 13 games, but he's contributed just two points.
Komarov was dropped to the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.
Komarov has two assists and 31 hits in 13 games for the Islanders this year. He remains in the mix for bottom-six playing time.
Komarov was promoted from the taxi squad ahead of Thursday's game versus the Bruins, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov is expected to slot into the lineup Thursday. The 34-year-old contributes in a checking role, as he's recorded two assists and 23 hits over nine games this season.
Komarov was assigned to the taxi squad Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov won't play in Monday's game versus the Sabres, and Austin Czarnik is expected to take his place. When Komarov cracks the lineup, he's counted on to inject a physical presence, as he's posted two points and 23 hits through nine games.
Komarov was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov is expected to suit up for Saturday's game versus the Penguins. The 34-year-old inserts a physical component into the lineup. Through eight games this year, he's piled up 20 hits and five PIM.
Komarov was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov cleared waivers Saturday and is eligible to go to the taxi squad. He won't play in Tuesday's game against the Sabres because Anthony Beauvillier (lower body) is back in the lineup.
Komarov cleared waivers Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
This is not surprising, as it's not the first time the Isles have placed Komarov on waivers, and they have been unsuccessfully trying to trade him for quite some time now. This move was made so that the team can move Komarov between the big club, the taxi squad and possibly the AHL. Komarov doesn't provide much to the Islanders outside of veteran influence and has yet to register a point in six games this season. Still, coach Barry Trotz seems to prefer playing the veteran rather than trusting his younger forwards.
Komarov was designated for waivers Friday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Considering Komarov has played in six of the Islanders' last seven games, this should be considered a technical move that will allow the organization to continue moving the winger between the active roster and taxi squad. The 34-year-old Russian is still looking for his first point of the year, having generated just six shots, five PIM and 15 hits while averaging 12:05 of ice time in six contests.
Komarov was promoted from the taxi squad Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov sat out Sunday's loss to the Flyers, opening the door for Dmytro Timashov to enter the lineup. Timashov was benched in the game, so it looks like Komarov should have an opportunity to earn his spot back in Tuesday's matchup against the Sabres.
Komarov was sent to the taxi squad Sunday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov played in each of the last three games, averaging 11:53 per contest. Austin Czarnik and Dmytro Timashov were promoted from the taxi squad for Sunday's game against the Flyers.
Despite being waived Tuesday, Komarov is on the Islanders' 23-man roster ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Rangers.
Komarov was likely waived so he can be moved freely between the NHL roster and taxi squad for the foreseeable future, but he's on track to skate on the Islanders' fourth line during Thursday's contest. The veteran winger picked up 14 points in 48 games last campaign.
The Islanders waived Komarov on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
This news doesn't come as a surpsise, as it's already been reported that Komarov won't be a full-time player for the Islanders in 2020-21, so he could be headed to New York's taxi squad assuming he passes through waivers unclaimed. The 33-year-old winger totaled just 14 points in 48 games last campaign.
Komarov is not expected to have a regular role with the Islanders this season, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
There are several reasons for this. The Islanders are up against the cap and likely will exceed it once they sign Matthew Barzal. The Isles may also elect to go with a more skilled player to play alongside Jean-Gabriel Pageau. That skill may come from Simon Holmstrom or Oliver Wahlstrom as the Islanders need offense from wherever they can get it.
Head coach Barry Trotz said Komarov (undisclosed) will be available for Monday's Game 1 versus the Lightning, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov was unable to play in Game 7 versus the Flyers for an unspecified reason, but Trotz said the winger is healthy enough to play. There's a chance he's a healthy scratch to start the Eastern Conference Final, but he's been a steady physical presence with 51 hits over 12 August games, so it's likely that he returns to a third-line role.
Komarov (undisclosed) didn't participate in warmups and isn't expected to play in Saturday's Game 7 versus the Flyers, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear why Komarov isn't playing Saturday, and the Islanders will lose some of their physical game as a result. Michael Dal Colle is expected to fill in for Komarov.
Komarov scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flyers in Game 3. He also doled out three hits.
WIth the score tied 1-1 late in the second period, Komarov swept a backhander past Carter Hart with just 5.1 seconds remaining on the clock. It proved to be the game-winner as the Islanders claimed a 2-1 series lead. It was the first goal of the playoffs for the 33-year-old Komarov, who hadn't found the net in his previous 15 games.
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|04/16||@ BOS||L 0-3||0||0||0||0||12:24|
|04/09||vs NYR||L 1-4||0||0||0||0||11:25|
|04/08||vs PHI||W 3-2 (SO)||0||1||1||0||11:14|
|04/06||vs WAS||W 1-0||0||0||0||0||13:19|
|04/03||vs PHI||W 3-2 (SO)||0||0||0||-1||14:13|
|04/01||vs WAS||W 8-4||0||1||1||+4||14:29|
|03/29||@ PIT||L 1-2||0||0||0||0||13:31|
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