Here’s the first of what will be a daily feature on the website. Updates, today’s games, and rankings for New York Islanders prospects and players in the system.
I usually do these New York Islanders prospects updates via Twitter, but I’m going to switch and have them done here on the site instead. I can get to more substance here rather than being limited to 280 characters.
So here’s what I plan on doing on a daily basis:
- An update on prospects that played the night before
- What prospects are playing today
- Update on my prospect ranking based on the previous day’s results
Prospect Update from Yesterday
Only one player in the Islanders system was “in action” last night:
- William Dufour (Durmmondville Voltigeurs)
I say “in action” because Dufour didn’t actually play. The Islanders fifth-rounder from 2020 was listed as a scratch due to injury. For the third time over the last five games.
I reach out to the Voltigeurs for a comment on this most recent injury but hadn’t received word from them by the time this was published.
As I said, Dufour already missed a few games due to injury earlier this week. When I spoke to the team about that injury they assured me it was nothing serious and that he won’t likely miss much time. The team indicated he would be in the lineup shortly. And he was.
Dufour was in the lineup for games on March 4th and 6th. He picked up three points (two goals and a helper) to start a three-game scoring streak and to boost his numbers to 29 points in 23 games.
Hopefully, the team is just being extra cautious with the player and will be back in action again soon.