Fritz is headed for waivers Monday in order to move him down to the minors, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Fritz was a long shot for the Opening Night roster and now will be officially moved down to AHL Bridgeport to start the 2019-20 campaign. The winger appeared in a mere eight games for the Islanders last year, in which he recorded one assist, six shots and a minus-3 rating while averaging a mere 10:49 of ice time. If he does earn a call-up this season, Fritz is unlikely to earn a significant uptick in minutes.
Fritz (hand) will play in Tuesday's preseason clash with the Flyers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Fritz is a long shot to make the 23-man roster, but another 35-plus point campaign in the minors should put him atop the lists of potential call-ups later in the year. In eight games last year, the winger notched one assist, six shots and 18 hits while averaging 10:49 of ice time and would likely see similar usage should he crack the Isles' lineup.
Fritz is expected to begin the season with Bridgeport of the AHL, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Fritz had a pretty good shot to make the team as the third-line center until Derrick Brassard was added to the roster in late August. The 28-year-old has only notched three goals in 42 games over the last two seasons with the Islanders, but he'll likely be one of the first call-ups for the team when injuries arise.
Fritz (hand) signed a two-year contract extension with the Islanders on Friday.
Fritz played in just eight NHL games this year, in which he tallied one helper, six shots and 18 hits while averaging 10:49 of ice time. The center spent most of the year in the minors with AHL Bridgeport. In 57 minor-league contests, he garnered 12 goals and 25 helpers before a hand injury ended his season prematurely. If Fritz can put together a strong showing in camp, he could earn himself a bottom-six role for Opening Night in October.
Fritz (hand) is slated to resume skating in the near future.
The fact that Fritz hasn't gotten back on the ice reaffirms his initial timeline to be out until at least mid-May. The Islanders will likely need to make it to the Eastern Conference finals in order to give the winger a chance to suit up in the postseason. Even once cleared to play, the 27-year-old could find himself stuck in the press box as a healthy scratch.
Fritz will sit out 6-to-8 weeks with a hand injury.
Fritz has sat out the last two games, but now the nature and severity of his injury have been revealed. This recovery timetable essentially rules Fritz out for the season unless the Islanders can make it to the Eastern Conference finals.
Fritz (undisclosed) will remain sidelined for Saturday's game against the Sabres.
Fritz will skip his second straight contest, but his status shouldn't be of much concern considering the 27-year-old forward has tallied just one point over eight contests this season. His next opportunity to draw in arrives Monday when the Maple Leafs come to town.
Fritz (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Jets, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Fritz missed Wednesday's practice due to "maintenance," so his injury clearly isn't believed to be overly serious, but it will cost him at least one contest. The 27-year-old forward will be reevaluated ahead of Saturday's matchup with Buffalo.
Fritz (undisclosed) is off for "maintenance" and is considered day-to-day, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Fritz has bounced back and forth between the Islanders and AHL Bridgeport this year. The Alberta native has appeared in eight NHL games this season, logging one assist and six shots on goal. As for his campaign in the minors, Fritz has 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) over 57 contests.
The Islanders recalled Fritz from AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday.
The Islanders are currently dealing with several injuries up front, so Fritz will round out the team's depth at forward for the foreseeable future. The 27-year-old has been pretty productive in the minors this season, notching 11 goals and 31 points in 49 appearances.
Fritz was returned to AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday.
Fritz appeared in two games following his latest call-up, adding a blocked shot, three hits and two PIM over 8:29 of average ice time. Casey Cizikas (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve, hence the reason why Frtiz is headed back to the top developmental affiliate.
Fritz was called up from AHL Bridgeport on Saturday, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports.
The Islanders are set to face the Hurricanes at home, with Fritz likely called up to add some speed and energy to the bottom-six group. Carolina is first in the league in shots per game (40.5), so it makes sense that Michael Dal Colle would be sent down in favor of a fleet-footed forward with fluid skating skills.
Fritz was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Thursday.
The move to demote Fritz likely clears the way for Andrew Ladd (upper body) to be activated off injured reserve. While the 27-year-old Fritz will probably spend much of the year in the minors, he should find himself atop the list of potential call-ups throughout the season.
In what is somewhat of a surprise, Fritz is expected to play Thursday for the Islanders when they open their season in Carolina, Arthur Staple of the Athletic reports.
Fritz was placed on waivers during training camp. This fact may have led one to believe that he wasn't in line to make the Islanders out of camp, but head coach Barry Trotz likes his versatility. Fritz is expected to play right wing on the fourth line with free agent additions Valtteri Filppula and Leo Komarov.
Fritz was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
AHL Bridgeport will miss the Calder Cup Playoffs, but Fritz will join the squad for the final four games of the season. The 26-year-old held his own with the big club, posting three goals, four assists, 59 hits and 26 blocked shots in 34 games, and he'll look to secure a full-time role next season.
Fritz (illness) is active for Saturday's game against the Red Wings.
Fritz is slated to skate on the fourth line for the Islanders in their season finale. The 26-year-old isn't likely to move the needle for fantasy players. He's only averaged 12:34 per game in ice time and notched seven points in 33 contests.
Fritz will not play in Thursday's game against the Rangers due to an illness.
Fritz's absence from Thursday's matchup leaves just one game remaining in the campaign for him to return, Saturday against the Red Wings. Given that he's dealing with an illness, there's a reasonable chance that the 26-year-old can return following a couple days of rest. If not, he would close out 2017-18 having amassed seven points -- three goals and four assists -- over 33 games.
Fritz dished out a pair of helpers and finished with a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Capitals.
Fritz had a strong game on a personal level in what was a disastrous outing for most of his teammates. These were the first two assists of the rookie's NHL career, as both of his points in 22 previous appearances were goals.
Fritz was both reassigned and recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic New York reports.
The winger, who has a single goal and no assists in 16 games this season, bounced between major- and minor-league rosters in order to maintain his eligibility for the AHL postseason. That said, Fritz could see his place in the lineup come into doubt after the Islanders acquired Chris Wagner in a trade Monday.
Fritz (lower body) will replace Jason Chimera (healthy scratch) in Thursday's home game against the Rangers.
The Islanders want to see how Fritz responds after he sat out the past five games with the lower-body malady. However, fantasy owners won't want to follow suit, as the rookie has a minus-9 rating without so much as a single goal or assist through 11 games.
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