Komarov was moved up to the second line with Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The move may tell you all you need to know about the problems for the Islanders on offense. Komarov only has 10 goals in 127 games as an Islander and has never eclipsed the 20-goal mark in a season, so it seems a little desperate to have him in a top-six role.
Komarov scored a goal on three shots and dished out three hits in Monday's 5-3 win over Washington.
Komarov scored in the opening minute of the second period to give the Islanders a 4-1 lead and that goal proved to be the game-winner. It was only the second tally of the year for the 33-year-old, who is shooting a career-low 2.9 percent. There's nothing to see here from a fantasy perspective.
Komarov has one goal, nine assists and a rating of plus-9 in 33 games this season.
Those are probably not the numbers the Islanders had in mind when they signed Komarov to a four-year, $12 million contract before the 2018-19 season. The veteran forward is at his best when he's being a pest and getting under the other team's skin, but still, the Islanders undoubtedly expected more offense than 10 points in 33 games.
Komarov posted a goal, an assist and three shots in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Red Wings.
The game was well out of hand before Komarov got in on the action, as he assisted Noah Dobson's goal -- the team's sixth -- and scored the team's eighth goal of the game. That was Komarov's first marker of the year, and he's been solid offensively lately with five points and a plus-6 rating over the past nine contests.
Komarov has yet to light the lamp this season and only has six assists in 21 games.
This is pretty disappointing after Komarov had six tallies and 20 helpers last year. Komarov has missed time due to injury and also has been a healthy scratch at points this campaign. He's been moved down to the fourth line, as he has replaced Cal Clutterbuck (wrist). Komarov is quickly proving to not be the best of signings by the Islanders and still has two years and $6 million left on his contract after this season.
Komarov will be a healthy scratch Thursday in Boston, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Komarov was a healthy scratch for three straight games before getting a chance to play Tuesday versus Nashville. Although the 8-3 loss to the Predators can't be blamed on Komarov, he didn't add anything positive to the mix either. Komarov has yet to score and only has four assists in 16 games this season. He will sit in favor of Tom Kuhnhackl and his next chance to play will be Saturday afternoon versus the Ducks.
Komarov was a healthy scratch for the third straight game Saturday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov doesn't really have anyone else but himself to blame for this benching. Injury and poor play have limited him to only four assists and no goals in 15 games this season. Komarov could draw in this coming week if the lower-body injury to Michael Dal Colle forces him to miss game action.
Komarov collected an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
The physical winger got on the scoresheet with the secondary helper on Jordan Eberle's second goal of the game. Komarov has only posted four assists without scoring a goal of his own in 12 games this year. The 32-year-old has added 28 hits -- 20 have come in his last five games as the winger brings energy in his third-line role.
Komarov is expected to flank Josh Bailey on the third line Monday against the Ducks, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Since returning from a neck injury on Nov. 12, Komarov has been a healthy scratch more often than not. The 32-year-old will add a physical presence to the bottom six, as he's surpassed 200 hits in each of the last five seasons.
Komarov (neck) will be available for Wednesday's game against Toronto, Newsday's Laura Albanese reports.
Komarov has missed the Islanders' last nine games due to an illness and a neck injury, but he's been skating with the team since last Tuesday, so he shouldn't have any limitations against the Maple Leafs. The veteran forward is expected to return to a bottom-six role Wednesday.
Komarov (neck) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Maple Leafs, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Islanders were off Monday, but Komarov has participated in two straight practices, which should bode well for his availability Wednesday. Komarov has missed nine straight games due to illness and the neck injury. He should return to his usual third-line role.
Komarov (illness) won't play in Saturday's game against the Panthers, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Komarov has been on injured reserve since Oct. 17, and while he had a shot to play in this contest, the team will provide him extra rest. His next chance to return to the lineup is Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
Komarov (illness) may take warmups ahead of Saturday's game against the Panthers, at which point a final determination on his status for the contest will be made, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov has missed the Islanders' last eight games due to an illness, but he's evidently finally getting over his ailment. Another update on the veteran forward's status should surface prior to Saturday's matinee matchup with Florida.
Komarov (illness) has begun skating, but is still a week away from returning to the lineup, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
General manager Lou Lamoriello also revealed that Komarov has been dealing with a neck injury in addition to his illness. The news effectively rules the Russian out for the next three games and puts the Nov. 13 clash with Toronto as a potential return date. Once cleared to play, Komarov figures to slot into a bottom-six role, but he could challenge for more minutes once he gets back up to game speed. At that point, Otto Koivula figures to be sent back to the minors in order to create space on the roster for Komarov to be activated off injured reserve.
Komarov (illness) skated Monday but didn't practice, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov has missed the past six games and wouldn't seem likely to play Tuesday versus Ottawa. While skating with the team is a positive step, Komarov will need to notch at least one full practice before being inserted into the lineup. On the season Komarov has three points, all assists, in seven games to go along with a plus-2 rating.
Komarov (illness) is expected to be unavailable for at least the Islanders' next two games, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
This would indicate that the earliest Komarov would return to the lineup is Tuesday versus Ottawa. If Komarov does return versus the Senators, then he will have missed six straight games due to the illness. Komarov only has three assists in seven games this season, but the Islanders will still welcome him back with open arms as they are missing several bottom-six forwards due to various injuries.
General manager Lou Lamoriello said Sunday that Komarov (illness) is still day-to-day and won't play in Sunday's game against the Flyers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov was originally slated to be doubtful for the contest, so this news isn't quite surprising. Despite the day-to-day tag, the veteran resides on the injured reserve list currently, so he'll need to be activated before a possible return. With the Russian out, the team is dealing with a slew of injuries to their forward group, which means Michael Dal Colle, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ross Johnston are slated to enter the lineup.
Coach Barry Trotz said Thursday that Komarov (illness) won't play in Friday's game against Ottawa, and is doubtful for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov has yet to resume skating while dealing with the illness, so this news isn't quite a surprise. The veteran resides on the injured reserve list currently, so he'll need to be activated before a possible return. At this point, it's unclear when the Russian will re-enter the lineup in his usual depth role.
Komarov (illness) is expected to resume skating soon, but won't play Thursday against the Coyotes, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Since he still hasn't resumed skating, it's safe to assume Komarov won't be available for Friday's game against the Senators. However, he might be back in time for Sunday's matchup with Philadelphia. The Islanders are expected to place the veteran forward on injured reserve to open up a roster spot for the return of Casey Cizikas (lower body).
Komarov (illness) didn't practice with the Islanders on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Komarov missed the game Saturday due to not feeling well and has apparently still not completely recovered. The Islanders consider him day-to-day and there is still hope that he will play Thursday versus the Coyotes.
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