Wahlstrom (lower body) is no longer injured, but coach Barry Trotz prefers the faceoff prowess and veteran presence of Travis Zajac in the lineup over Wahlstrom, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Wahlstrom will be an option moving forward, but the Islanders are currently rolling and have little reason to rock the boat. If the team suffers an injury up front or loses steam offensively and needs a spark, Wahlstrom's first in line to get back on the ice.
Wahlstrom (lower body) took warmups ahead of Sunday's Game 1 against the Lightning but will remain out of the lineup, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Wahlstrom will remain sidelined on his 21st birthday and hasn't played since May 24, but his participation in warmups suggests Wahlstrom has progressed in his recovery. He may not crack the lineup when healthy if New York keeps winning with its current group of forwards, but the rookie will likely be inserted to mix things up should the Islanders fall behind in the series or lose another forward to injury.
Wahlstrom (lower body) skated with the Islanders in practice Saturday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Wahlstrom hasn't played since May 24 versus the Penguins, but he could immediately be inserted into the lineup once cleared to return, according to coach Barry Trotz. Trotz will likely keep everyone guessing about Wahlstrom's status and won't announce whether or not he will play until right before puck drop Sunday. Wahlstrom has been a sniper for the Islanders this season and, if he returns, should play on the third line with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Kyle Palmieri.
Wahlstrom (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 6 against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
The Islanders have won two straight games without Wahlstrom on the ice and could advance to the third round with a win Wednesday, so the 20-year-old winger likely wouldn't have been inserted into the lineup for Game 6 even if he was healthy. It wouldn't be surprising, however, to see Wahlstrom back in action in the third round if the Isles are able to get past Boston.
Wahlstrom (lower body) isn't expected to play in Game 5 against the Bruins on Monday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Wahlstrom's traveling with the team, so it's unclear if the rookie is still bothered by his injury or is simply sitting because coach Barry Trotz doesn't want to tinker with the lineup that won Game 4. While Wahlstrom adds some offensive punch, Trotz trusts his veterans more defensively, and keeping the puck out of the net is the top priority in this clash of physical, defensive-minded teams.
Wahlstrom (lower body) is expected to travel with the Islanders to Boston for Game 5 on Monday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Wahlstrom hasn't played since being injured in Game 5 versus the Penguins. While it's encouraging that Wahlstrom is ready to travel with the team, coach Barry Trotz also stated Sunday that he still expects to go with the same lineup that won Game 4 for Game 5. This would mean that the next chance for Wahlstrom to play would be Wednesday in Game 6.
Wahlstrom (lower body) isn't expected to play Game 4 versus the Bruins on Saturday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Assuming Wahlstrom is indeed out, this will be the fifth straight game that he has missed due to the injury.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) is expected to remain unavailable against Boston for Game 3 on Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
It figures to be the fourth straight absence for Wahlstrom due to his lingering undisclosed injury. Prior to getting hurt, the 20-year-old winger was starting to show off his offensive game with six points in his last seven contests, including two goals and one helper with the man advantage. Once cleared to play, Wahlstrom figures to slot into a third-line role over Travis Zajac or could get a look on the first line to replace Leo Komarov, who has just one postseason point.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) could play Thursday versus the Bruins, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Wahlstrom hasn't played since May 24 after taking a hit against the Penguins. Coach Barry Trotz may just be trying to keep the Bruins guessing, but he did say that there is a chance for Wahlstrom to return Thursday. If Wahlstrom doesn't return Thursday, one would guess the sniper would be able to rejoin the lineup on either Saturday or Monday.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against Boston on Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Wahlstrom will miss his third straight game due to his undisclosed injury. Prior to getting hurt, the 20-year-old winger was producing offensively with six points in his previous seven contests including the regular season. Travis Zajac should continue deputizing in a third-line role with Wahlstrom on the shelf.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) isn't on track to play in Saturday's Game 1 versus the Bruins, The Athletic's Arthur Staple reports.
Wahlstrom will miss a second consecutive contest with his undisclosed issue. The 20-year-old winger will hope to heal up in time for Monday's Game 2 versus Boston.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) is doubtful to play in Game 1 versus the Bruins on Saturday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Wahlstrom recorded one goal on 11 shots and two assists through the first five games of the opening series against the Penguins before sustaining his undisclosed injury. Coach Barry Trotz still classified the 20-year-old winger as day-to-day, so fantasy players will have to take a wait-and-see approach regarding Wahlstrom's status for Game 2.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for warmups, indicating he won't play in Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Wahlstrom exited Monday's game with the undisclosed injury, and as evidenced by this news, the issue is serious enough to keep him out of more action. The 20-year-old has been solid during the series so far, racking up three points, 11 shots, 12 hits and a plus-2 rating across the first five games. With Wahlstrom sidelined Wednesday, Travis Zajac is expected to enter the lineup in his stead.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 6 versus Pittsburgh, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Wahlstrom exited Monday's Game 5 against the Penguins in the third period with an undisclosed injury. Confirmation on his status for Wednesday's contest should surface prior to puck drop.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) left Monday's Game 5 win over Pittsburgh and did not return. He's considered day-to-day, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Wahlstrom took an awkward tumble into the boards late in the third period and never returned after being helped to the locker room. An update on his status should be available ahead of Wednesday's Game 6 matchup.
Wahlstrom scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Penguins in Game 4. He also provided three shots and two hits.
Wahlstrom's one-timer from the left dot was stopped by Tristan Jarry, but Pittsburgh forward Teddy Blueger inadvertently slid the rebound into his own net, giving the Islanders a 3-0 lead 6:04 into the third period. Wahlstrom also collected an assist on Ryan Pulock's goal in the middle frame. The 20-year-old Wahlstrom has one goal and two assists through the first four games of the series, adding eight shots and eight PIM.
Wahlstrom generated two assists -- including a power-play helper -- to complement five hits and just as many shots on goal in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Devils.
The 20-year-old rookie has, for the most part, lived up to expectations in the infancy of his career, with Wahlstrom producing 11 goals and nine assists through 43 contests. He'll wrap up the regular season Monday in a road clash against the Bruins.
Wahlstrom scored a goal on three shots and provided three hits Monday in a 4-2 loss to Buffalo.
Wahlstrom deflected an Adam Pelech point shot midway through the second period to give the Islanders 2-0 lead. After enduring a 10-game point drought that extended through most of April, the 20-year-old Wahlstrom has since lit the lamp twice in his last three tilts. He's put together an 11-goal, 18-point rookie campaign in 40 games.
Wahlstrom has been a healthy scratch for each of the last two games for the Islanders and four of their last eight.
Coach Barry Trotz stated that he believes Wahlstrom has taken his foot off the gas as the season has gone along. While that may be true, Trotz also seems to hold his younger players to a higher standard than some of his veterans, as Wahlstrom seems to be deserving of a spot in the lineup, especially considering the team's recent lack of offense. There is no word yet on whether Wahlstrom will find himself back in the lineup for Saturday's rematch versus the Capitals.
Wahlstrom (undisclosed) will be in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Wahlstrom missed two games with his unknown injury, but he's ready to go Sunday. The 20-year-old winger has nine goals and 16 points in 32 games this season. He'll slide into his usual middle-six role.
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|05/24||@ PIT||W 3-2 (2 OT)||0||0||0||0||11:56|
|05/22||vs PIT||W 4-1||1||1||2||+1||12:22|
|05/20||vs PIT||L 4-5||0||0||0||0||13:45|
|05/18||@ PIT||L 1-2||0||0||0||-1||15:34|
|05/16||@ PIT||W 4-3 (OT)||0||1||1||+2||19:07|
|05/10||@ BOS||L 2-3 (OT)||1||0||1||0||12:46|
|05/08||vs NJ||W 5-1||0||2||2||+1||15:14|
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