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September 29, 2020 04:00 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Expected to be ready for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Lou Lamoriello expects Pelech (wrist) is expected to be ready for next season't training camp, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Pelech missed the last game of the Islanders' playoff run after suffering a wrist injury in Game 5 versus the Lightning, and he underwent wrist surgery shortly thereafter, but he should be back to 100 percent ahead of next campaign's training camp, whenever that may be. The 26-year-old blueliner notched nine points in 38 regular-season contests before adding five points in 21 postseason appearances this year.

September 18, 2020 12:08 AM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Set for surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Barry Trotz said Pelech (wrist) will need surgery after suffering an injury in Tuesday's Game 5 versus the Lightning, Brian Compton of reports.

Pelech was a surprise scratch ahead of Thursday's Game 6. He delivered seven hits and a blocked shot in 31:59 during Game 5, but Trotz said he finished that contest due to adrenaline. Pelech is an integral part of the Islanders' defensive structure. Per Arthur Staple of The Athletic, Pelech's injury is a broken wrist. No timeline has been provided for Pelech's availability ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

September 18, 2020 02:40 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Surprise scratch Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for warmups and won't play in Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

It's unclear as to the specifics of the absence, but he was classified as unfit to play by the team. In Pelech's absence, Johnny Boychuk will shift back to defense, as the team will roll with just six defensemen for the contest.

September 12, 2020 11:20 AM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Nets first playoff tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech scored a goal, dished six hits, blocked three shots and posted a plus-4 rating in Friday's 5-3 win over the Lightning in Game 3.

Pelech was solid at both ends of the ice Friday, and he scored his first career playoff goal at 11:50 of the second period. The blueliner now has five points, 54 hits, 41 blocks and a plus-17 rating in 19 outings. Pelech is more of a defensive player -- fantasy managers aren't likely to have much interest.

August 14, 2020 11:48 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Gets on scoresheet with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Capitals in Game 2.

Pelech's assist on Anders Lee's empty-net goal was the former's first point of the playoffs in six games. The 25-year-old Pelech has added eight shots, 10 blocked shots and 17 hits in that span. He's much more of a defense-first blueliner, which makes Pelech a no-go in most fantasy formats.

May 27, 2020 01:40 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Ready for play to resume
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech (Achilles) is expected to be ready when the league begins Phase 2 small group training sessions, Brian Compton of reports.

When Pelech was ruled out for the season, it was back in January after he suffered his Achilles injury Jan 2 versus the Devils. However, with the league going on hiatus and the postseason being pushed back, it appears the blueliner could be ready to play. In 38 appearances prior to getting hurt, the 25-year-old notched nine points, 81 hits and 83 blocks. Given his limited offensive upside, Pelech won't offer much in terms of value for DFS contests and playoff pools.

March 21, 2020 11:08 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: On track for next season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech (Achillies) should be ready to go for training camp in September, the Islanders' web site reports.

That is, of course, assuming there is a training camp in September and that the 2020-21 season does not have any interruptions. The value Pelech provides to the Islanders is not on the scoresheet, as he only had one goal and eight assists in 38 games this season, but rather by his steady defensive presence, which allows the other five defenders to fit into their roles. Once Pelech was injured, it forced square pegs into round holes and the team suffered as a result. There was some hope Pelech could return should the Islanders make a deep playoff run this season, but general manager Lou Lamoriello seemed to put a damper on that possibility with the statement Saturday that he will be ready for next season.

February 28, 2020 11:52 AM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Average team since his injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Islanders have gone 10-10-5 since Pelech went down for the season with an Achilles injury, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

Pelech only had one goal and eight assists in 38 games this season, so it isn't his offense that the team is missing, it's his play on defense. What has also hurt the Islanders is the fact that Pelech is left handed while his replacement, rookie Noah Dobson, shoots from the right side. Pelech won't return this season, but he'll be welcomed back with open arms when training camp opens in September.

January 21, 2020 04:08 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Downward spiral
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Since Pelech (Achilles) was lost to injury, the Islanders are 3-5-2.

This is not to say that the loss of Pelech is why the Islanders are currently in a tailspin, just that it hasn't helped either. The Islanders have much bigger problems on offense than they do on the back end but they have also have given up six goals in two of their past five games, an unusually high total for a defense-first team. Pelech is out for the remainder of the regular season so the Islanders will be forced to adjust to life without him, hopefully soon before their season slips away.

January 3, 2020 12:16 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Out for rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon prior to the Islanders' Jan. 2 game against New Jersey and will miss the rest of the season.

Pelech's injury will test the Islanders' depth on the back end, but it won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up nine points in 38 games this campaign. The 25-year-old, who's undoubtedly headed for injured reserve, will set his sights on getting back to 100 percent ahead of next year's training camp.

January 2, 2020 06:52 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Sidelined Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech will not play in Thursday's game versus the Devils due to a lower-body injury, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Pelech's absence will result in Noah Dobson drawing into Thursday's action. The fifth-year blueliner will turn his focus toward a potential return Saturday when the Islanders travel to Toronto.

December 28, 2019 12:28 AM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Breaks lengthy drought with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech posted an assist, four hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

Pelech entered Friday on an 11-game point drought, but he put that away by assisting on Casey Cizikas' shorthanded goal in the third period. The 25-year-old defenseman has just eight points to go with 77 hits, 80 blocks and 47 shots on goal in 36 appearances this season.

December 27, 2019 12:24 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Scoreless in 11 straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech only has one goal, six assists and a plus-3 rating in 35 games this season.

Pelech is a stay at home defender who truly isn't expected to add much offensively. Still, those numbers are down from last season, in which he posted five goals, 16 assists and a rating of plus-22. The Islanders are searching for offense from anywhere they can get it, but Pelech is not the cure for what ails them.

December 13, 2019 09:40 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Scoreless once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech recorded two hits, two blocked shots and a rating of plus-1 in the Islanders 3-1 victory over the Panthers on Thursday.

Pelech only has one goal and six assists through 30 games this season. The 25-year-old blueliner isn't known for his offensive contributions, so that stat line shouldn't come as a surprise. He's never had more than five goals or 21 points in a single season and this campaign likely won't be any different.

November 24, 2019 02:16 AM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Breaks drought with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech recorded an assist, four blocked shots and two shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Sharks.

Pelech's point shot in the second period was tipped in by Casey Cizikas. Pelech entered the contest with no points in his last five games, but he's up to six points through 21 appearances overall this season. The 25-year-old defenseman has added 55 blocked shots, 44 hits and 12 PIM in 2019-20 -- he's typically more of a defensive presence on the second pairing.

November 24, 2019 11:32 AM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Scoreless in five straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech hasn't registered a point in the past five games.

This comes after Pelech had four points (1G, 3A) in his previous five games. Pelech isn't known for his offensive capabilities, as he has never totaled more than five goals or 16 assists in any season. Pelech has a rating of plus-3 this season, which is not quite on pace with the plus-22 rating he had last year. The Islanders play the game from the goaltender on out, and Pelech is relied upon primarily to be a strong defensive presence, so any offense he can add is considered to be a bonus.

November 7, 2019 11:40 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: First multi-point effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech had a goal and a shorthanded assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.

Pelech assisted on Cal Clutterbuck's shorty before lighting the lamp himself in a two-point second period that propelled his team to a 3-0 lead. This was Pelech's first multi-point performance of the season, and it brings the blueliner's season total to five points through 15 games.

October 26, 2019 08:16 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Slow start to season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech only has a single assist and a rating of minus-1 in 10 games this season.

While Pelech will never be mistaken for an offensive dynamo, the Islanders were certainly hoping for more than one point in 10 games. What is even more concerning is the minus rating as Pelech was a plus-22 in 78 games last year. This could be just a slow start to the season, but more will be expected out of Pelech as the season progresses.

October 4, 2019 06:00 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Top-pair defender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Islanders consider the pairing of Ryan Pulock and Pelech to be their best, so they'll go up against their opponent's top line more often than not, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

This duo only allowed 22 goals in over 800 minutes of ice time together at even strength last season. Those numbers show why coach Barry Trotz considers this pair to be the best for the Islanders. Trotz would like to see more offense out of Pelech and the rest of the defense, but how you play in your defensive zone is still most important. Pelech had five goals and 21 points to go along with a rating of plus-22 in 78 games last year. Solid numbers, but ones that the Isles hope will increase this campaign.

April 25, 2019 12:36 PM
Islanders' Adam Pelech: Two points in four playoff games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelech had two assists and a rating of plus-3 in the Islanders' four-game sweep of the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.

Pelech is never going to be mistaken for an offensive defender, as he finished the regular season with five goals and 21 assists in 78 games. What Pelech does provide is a physical presence in his own zone. The Islanders will continue to rely on that physicality during their second-round matchup versus the Hurricanes starting Friday.

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