New York Islanders Daily: Casey Cizikas Put On IR
The New York Islanders elected to put Casey Cizikas on IR, retroactive to November 25, 2017, which was the last time that he played.
Yesterday, the New York Islanders made a decision with Casey Cizikas’ injury. After not playing since November 25th, the Islanders elected to put him on IR retroactive to that date.
Cizikas suffered a lower-body injury in the Islanders 2-1 over the Ottawa Senators nine days ago. He has yet to even practice since then which is part of the reason why the Isles elected to toss him on IR. Cizikas is able to come off of IR whenever the Islanders feel he’s ready to return.
So far, Alan Quine has filled the role of Casey Cizikas just fine. In seven games Quine has a couple of assists playing in-between Brock Nelson and Josh Ho-Sang on the third line. Doug Weight elected to bump Anthony Beauvillier to the fourth line to round out their nightly lineup.
The Islanders, luckily, have some bottom six depth to play with so the Cizikas injury doesn’t come as a devastating blow. They will miss him on the penalty kill and as a leader, but from a production standpoint, the Isles should be just fine.
There is no timetable for Cizikas’ return.
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