New York Islanders left wing, Anthony Beauvillier has been playing great since returning from his injury early on in the season. In late January, only five games into the season, the left-winger suffered an injury after an awkward collision with New Jersey Devils forward, Nathan Bastian.
The injury left him sidelined for nine games and left the team in a tough spot. Beauvillier is a strong wing presence and he was missed by his teammates on the ice. Beauvillier returned with a vengeance after a slow start to the season. He returned on February 16 to face Buffalo.
Beau’s Slow Start For The New York Islanders
Beauvillier got off to a very slow start this season. In the first five games of the season that he did play, he only racked up one assist for the Islanders. His only point at the beginning of the season came in the first game against the New York Rangers.
Over the course of the next four games, he got opportunities but, he just couldn’t capitalize on them. He was off to one of the slowest starts in his career before he got injured. However, that all changed when he returned.
Beau’s Return To The Islanders
Since his return on February 16, Beau has been playing arguably some of the best hockey in his career. In the games he has played since returning, Beauvillier has picked up three assist, and two goals. He also scored the game-winning goal in the shootout during their most recent game against Boston.
Beauvillier has shown a lot of heart and hustle on the ice since his return. He has been rejuvenated with his time off. Beauvillier is a very tough player to play against when he is at the top of his game. The sky is truly the limit for Beau and it should be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.