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Islanders prospects daily: Stats, games, NCAA prospects rankings

New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications).
New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications).
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KELOWNA, BC – MARCH 02: Reece Newkirk #12 sits on the boards after fist bumping Jake Gricius #14 of the Portland Winterhawks to celebrate a goal against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on March 2, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Prospects (and players in the system) in Action Today

  • Reece Newkirk (Winterhawks)
  • Robin Salo (Orebro)

The games keep coming at the WHL level. Portland has crammed 24 games in 54 days. That’s an average of 2.25 days per game. Later in the year, they’ll have a particularly tough stretch where they’ll play five games in eight nights. After sitting much of the last year on the sidelines, I’m sure Newkirk won’t mind at all.

He’s making the best of what he’s getting right now with six points in five games.

Unlike the Portland Winterhawks, Orebro hasn’t seen much action of late. Robin Salo’s crew hasn’t been on the ice for nearly two weeks. Their last game was on March 16, when they lost to Brynas 3-1.

Taking on Malmo in an early game (it was done by the time of writing), Orebro sit fifth in the SHL with 87 points. They have one game remaining in the regular season before they begin the playoffs. Playoffs begin on April 5.

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