Dobson has picked up two assists in his last three games.
Dobson has three goals on the season and 11 helpers to go along with a plus-1 rating in 44 games. He's been paired with Andy Greene for the vast majority of the campaign with Greene serving as his mentor. More was expected offensively from Dobson this year, but the future is still bright for the 2018 first-round pick.
Dobson hasn't recorded a point since returning from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on April 1.
Dobson missed eight games in March due to being placed in the COVID protocol and now hasn't scored in seven straight since coming out of it. On the season, Dobson has three goals and nine assists in 35 games, so it wasn't like he was a regular on the scoresheet anyway.
Dobson (not injury related) will be promoted to the Islanders' active roster and play Thursday versus the Capitals, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Dobson hasn't played since entering the NHL's COVID-19 protocols March 14, but he's been skating for over a week, so he shouldn't have any limitations against Washington. The 21-year-old blueliner has picked up 12 points in 28 games this campaign.
Coach Barry Trotz is hopeful Dobson (not injury related) will be ready to return Thursday against Washington, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Dobson hasn't played since entering the NHL's COVID-19 protocols March 14. The 21-year-old blueliner was removed from the league's protocols list last Wednesday, but he's still working on his conditioning. Dobson will need to be added to the Islanders' active roster before rejoining the lineup.
Dobson was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Dobson cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, but he won't join the Islanders on their upcoming three-game road trip. Instead, he'll stay back on Long Island and ramp up his conditioning. The 21-year-old likely will be back in the lineup for the Islanders' next home game, which is April 1 against the Capitals. The 21-year-old has collected 12 points through 28 games this season.
Dobson cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Dobson didn't join the team on its three-game road trip, which ends Monday in Pittsburgh. The 21-year-old defenseman is still on non-roster injured reserve. According to Arthur Staple of The Athletic, Dobson will stay back on Long Island to ramp up his conditioning, so despite being cleared, he won't join the team on the trip.
Dobson (COVID-19 protocols) won't travel with the Islanders for the team's upcoming three-game road trip, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Dobson has already missed five games due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, and he's slated to miss at least three more before potentially making his return to the lineup. The 21-year-old blueliner has picked up 12 points through 28 games this campaign.
Dobson remains on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list as of Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Dobson has now missed four games due to being placed in the protocol. If Dobson were to finally clear the protocol, he could play Monday in Philadelphia, but if not, his next chance to play will be in Boston on Thursday. In his absence, the Islanders have used both Sebastian Aho and Thomas Hickey.
Dobson (COVID-19 protocol) was placed on non-roster injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Dobson will remain on IR until he clears the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Sebastian Aho should stay in the lineup until Dobson returns. Prior to this move, the 21-year-old Dobson posted 12 points and 44 shots through 28 games.
Dobson is still on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
There was some hope that with Jean-Gabriel Pageau removed from the list Monday that Dobson would follow, but that didn't happen. Sunday was the first game this season in which the Islanders didn't have their top six defenders in the lineup. If Dobson doesn't clear the protocol Tuesday, then his next chance to play will be Thursday versus Philadelphia.
Dobson was placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Sunday.
This explains the late scratch Sunday as both he and Jean-Gabriel Pageau were placed on the protocols list. The 21-year-old blueliner will be questionable for Tuesday's game in Washington.
Dobson (undisclosed) has been scratched for Sunday's game versus the Devils, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
There seemed to be some confusion ahead of Sunday's game, and ultimately Dobson was sent back to the dressing room before puck drop. Sebastian Aho will enter the lineup in his place.
Dobson scored his second goal of the season in the Islanders' 5-2 victory over the Sabres on Thursday.
Dobson has two goals, seven assists and a plus-5 rating in 23 games. The offensive numbers will come for Dobson, but the most important stat is likely his plus-5 rating. Coach Barry Trotz is a stickler for defense first. Dobson is the Islanders' top defensive prospect, and this is his first full season in the NHL. The Isles have played it safe with him, pairing Dobson with grizzled veteran Johnny Boychuk (eye) last season and Andy Greene this year. They have kept his ice time in the 17-minute range but expect him to eventually handle 20-plus minutes per game.
Dobson's game is developing steadily, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
Dobson has had a solid start the season with one goal, five assists, and an even rating in 11 games. Coach Barry Trotz is trying to bring Dobson along slowly and also make sure he has a mentor on defense. Last season, Dobson was paired with Johnny Boychuk (eye), and this year his partner has been Andy Greene. Trotz and the Islanders are hopeful that Dobson can eventually be a top-pairing defender.
Dobson dished out a pair of assists Thursday while adding two shots and a game-high seven blocks in a 4-1 win over New Jersey.
The young rearguard set up goals by Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle (PP) while totaling more blocked shots than the rest of New York's defensemen combined. Dobson had one goal and six assists in 34 games as a rookie last season and appears to be taking his game to a new level as a sophomore. He's been entrusted with quarterbacking New York's top power-play unit and three of his four assists this season have come with the man advantage. Given his role and his pedigree -- he was taken 12th overall in the 2018 draft -- Dobson should be firmly on the fantasy radar.
Dobson has been seeing time on the top power-play unit for the Islanders during training camp, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The fact that Dobson was going to see a greater role this season was never in doubt, especially when factoring the trade of Devon Toews and Johnny Boychuk headed to long-term injured reserve. Dobson has practiced on the top power-play unit with Ryan Pulock, as coach Barry Trotz prefers to have a right-handed shot opposite Pulock. He has the skills to stay there, but how well he plays at even strength will be the true indicator of his ice time. In 34 games last season, Dobson averaged 13:17 minutes of ice time.
Dobson is expected to see an increase in his ice time this season, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
Dobson averaged 13:17 last season but will be expected to play more as a regular on the third pairing alongside Andy Greene. The 2018 12th overall pick recorded seven points in 34 games last year as a rookie.
Dobson is not in the lineup and will again sit out as a healthy scratch in Game 5 on Tuesday against the Lightning.
Dobson made some waves by taking a twirl for pregame warmups, and though head coach Barry Trotz is rolling with seven defensemen with the Islanders facing elimination, it's veteran Johnny Boychuk that got the nod. The 20-year-old Dobson will need to wait to make his postseason debut.
Dobson is taking part in pregame warmups ahead of Game 5 against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, per Arthur Staple of The Athletic.
The 2018 12th overall pick hasn't suited up for game action since the last game of the regular season (March 10). Dobson has sat out the entirety of the postseason as a healthy scratch, but lineup changes appear imminent with the Islanders down 3-1 in the series. We'll provide an update once we know whether Dobson is in the lineup or not.
Dobson had an assist and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks.
Dobson has picked up helpers in each of his last two outings. The 20-year-old defenseman continues to see mostly sheltered minutes on the Islanders' third pairing. He has seven points, 37 shots and 31 blocked shots through 34 games in his rookie year.
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|05/10||@ BOS||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||16:50|
|05/08||vs NJ||W 5-1||0||0||0||0||16:45|
|05/06||vs NJ||L 1-2||0||0||0||0||19:31|
|05/04||@ BUF||L 3-4 (SO)||0||0||0||-2||15:59|
|05/03||@ BUF||L 2-4||0||0||0||-1||17:08|
|05/01||vs NYR||W 3-0||0||0||0||+1||18:37|
|04/29||@ NYR||W 4-0||0||0||0||+1||13:59|
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