Mayfield has been struggling this season after being paired with Nick Leddy, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Mayfield has been playing with Nick Leddy this season following the trade of Devon Toews and the placing of Johnny Boychuk (eye) on long-term injured reserve. So far, he and his partner have struggled with communication. Changes in the Islanders' defensive pairings could be on the horizon.
Mayfield registered a goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers. He also had one hit and one block.
Mayfield sent a shot through traffic from the top of the right circle to pull the Islanders even at 2-2 with just under eight minutes left in the second period. It was the first point of the year for the 28-year-old, who logged 19:48 of ice time. Mayfield is an important member of the Islanders' defensive corps but offers little in the way of fantasy value.
Mayfield may be the key to the Islanders' defense this season, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
The reason for this is that with the retirement/LTIR of Johnny Boychuk, Mayfield is the only true defensive defenseman on the team. He has the size to play tough in the corners and clear out the front of the net. Mayfield is also on the team's top penalty-killing unit. Without Boychuk, the team will look for Mayfield to play an even bigger role this season and to also stay out of the penalty box, where he can't help the team.
Mayfield scored a goal on his only shot in a 4-0 win over the Flyers in Game 7 on Saturday. He added three blocks and two hits.
Mayfield has never been a big offensive producer at the NHL level, but he showed a goal-scorer's touch on his first-period tally. The 27-year-old defenseman picked a corner from the right faceoff dot, opening the scoring with his first goal of the playoffs. Mayfield logged just over 20 minutes of ice time in the series finale and was a plus-2.
Mayfield notched an assist and three blocked shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Flyers in Game 4.
Mayfield set up Jean-Gabriel Pageau for the go-ahead goal at 7:18 of the third period. In 13 playoff games, Mayfield has had a limited effect on offense, with just three assists. The 27-year-old has added 31 blocked shots, 28 hits and a plus-8 rating, playing mostly a defensive role on the third pairing alongside Devon Toews.
Mayfield collected an assist, five hits and three blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Capitals in Game 2.
Mayfield had the lone helper on Matt Martin's go-ahead goal in the second period. The assist was Mayfield's first point in six playoff games this year. He's added 14 hits, 14 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating from his mostly third-pairing role.
Mayfield (undisclosed) is on the ice for Wednesday's intrasquad scrimmage, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Mayfield missed over a week of practice with an undisclosed issue, but it appears as though he's finally put whatever was holding him out in the rearview mirror. The 27-year-old blueliner is expected to skate in a top-four role during the Islanders' qualifying round series against the Panthers.
Mayfield didn't take part in Tuesday's practice session, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Considering Mayfield hasn't registered a point in his last 23 contests, fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him doing much in the postseason, especially considering he may not even get onto the ice following the addition of Andy Greene at the trade deadline.
Mayfield hasn't registered a point in his last 15 games for the Islanders.
Mayfield has a career-high five goals and 13 points in 59 games this season, but everyone is under scrutiny with the team struggling to score, including players that generally aren't relied upon to produce offense. Mayfield does have a plus-8 rating this season but even that is off from his plus-18 last season. The bottom line is Mayfield is a solid defensive defenseman who shouldn't be relied upon to produce much offensively.
Mayfield took part in the optional practice for the Islanders on Saturday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Mayfield missed practice Friday due to what coach Barry Trotz called a maintenance day. The Islanders can't afford to lose any of their defenders for any length of time as they are woefully short on depth at that position after the loss of Adam Pelech (Achilles) for the season. If a defender were to go down, it seems that Sebastian Aho would be next in line for additional playing time.
Mayfield is averaging just under 22 minutes of ice time over his last six games.
Coach Barry Trotz has been looking for someone to pick up the slack since Adam Pelech (Achilles) was lost for the season. Mayfield fits that bill right now. He's not an offensive player but provides a strong physical presence in front of his own net. Mayfield only has five goals (career high) and eight assists in 49 games this season to go along with a plus-10 rating.
Mayfield had an assist in Tuesday's 8-2 win over Detroit.
Mayfield has played 10 games since missing a Dec. 23 contest with the flu. Since returning, the defenseman has scored a goal and tallied a pair of assists while averaging over 19 minutes of ice time.
Mayfield is expected to play Friday in Chicago, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Mayfield missed the 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Monday due to the flu but has recovered and will take his normal spot along with Devon Toews on defense for the Islanders on Friday. Mayfield has four goals, six assists and a rating of plus-5 in 34 games for the Islanders this season.
Mayfield did not dress for Monday's game against Columbus due to an illness.
Monday will be Mayfield's first missed game of the season. He's averaging a career-high 19:34 of playing time and has 10 points in 34 contests. Mayfield should be good to go for Friday's game in Chicago, but Noah Dobson will replace him in Monday's lineup.
Mayfield picked up an assist and four shots on goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Stars.
Mayfield has assembled a modest three-game point streak with a goal and two helpers. The defenseman is up to nine points, 46 shots, 50 hits and 40 blocked shots through 28 games this season. He seems well-prepared to set a new career high in points -- he had a personal-best 19 in 79 contests in 2018-19.
Mayfield picked up an assist and three hits in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Kings.
Mayfield saw Derick Brassard redirect his point shot in the first period for the Islanders' lone goal. Mayfield has been steady with six points, 44 hits and 35 blocked shots in 23 games this season. He's not flashy, but solid all-around production could interest fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Mayfield scored his third goal of the season as the Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime Thursday.
The goal was a seeing-eye special as netminder Matt Murray never saw it through a screen. Mayfield is known more for his big body and hitting ability, but he can chip in offensively on occasion. On the season the 27-year-old has three goals and two assists to go along with a plus-4 rating. He'll remain an integral part of the defense for coach Barry Trotz going forward.
Mayfield has one goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating in 15 games this season.
Those numbers aren't going to jump out at anyone from a statistical standpoint, but Mayfield is a trusted member of the defensive corps for the Islanders. He's usually partnered with the more offensively gifted Devon Toews. Coach Barry Trotz likes that pairing because he can trust Mayfield to take care of his defensive end and allow Toews to handle the offensive load.
Mayfield scored his first goal of the season as the Islanders defeated the Coyotes 4-2 on Thursday.
Yes, it was an empty-net goal, but they all count the same. Mayfield isn't on the team to provide much offense as his highest point total was last year with 19, but he is a steady defender with size that the Islanders use to clear the front of their net. Mayfield will continue to be asked to keep the opponents top offensive weapons in check.
Mayfield notched an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Jets.
Mayfield produced the primary helper on Anders Lee's second-period tally, good for the defenseman's first point of the year. He has seven blocked shots and four hits in his first two games. The 26-year-old managed 19 points in 79 contests last season.
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|03/02||@ NJ||W 2-1||0||0||0||0||22:07|
|02/28||vs PIT||W 2-0||0||0||0||0||18:02|
|02/27||vs PIT||L 3-4 (OT)||0||1||1||0||20:18|
|02/25||vs BOS||W 7-2||0||0||0||+1||21:39|
|02/22||vs BUF||W 3-2||0||0||0||-1||17:39|
|02/20||@ PIT||L 2-3||0||1||1||+1||19:41|
|02/18||@ PIT||L 1-4||0||0||0||-2||16:48|
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