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Islanders prospects daily: Robin Salo’s SHL playoffs begin

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Robin Salo poses for a portrait after being selected 46th overall by the New York Islanders during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Robin Salo poses for a portrait after being selected 46th overall by the New York Islanders during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Welcome to your daily recap for New York Islanders prospects! You’ll find an update on stats from prospects in action yesterday, a round-up of who’s playing today, and I’ll tell you how some of those prospects in action yesterday are doing in my prospects rankings.

Prospects update from yesterday

  • Reece Newkirk (Winterhawks)
    • Stats: 1G, 2SOG
    • Season stats: 11GP, 5G, 7A, 12Pts

I don’t know what happened yesterday, but I swore my schedule had TPS playing. I imagine that was perhaps an old game that was postponed weeks ago that I forgot to delete or I just straight up miss-read something. Either way, TPS did not play yesterday. Sorry!

But Reece Newkirk did! His Portland Winterhawk side came out on top in a 13-goal thriller against the Spokane Chiefs.

The Isles prospects only picked up a goal in the game, but boy was it a nice-looking goal. Shades of Mathew Barzal as Newkirk breaks into the O-zone one the rush.

https://twitter.com/pdxwinterhawks/status/1381060854943125506

New York Islanders prospects in action today

  • Robin Salo (Orebro)

Salo and his Orebro side begin their playoff series against third-ranked side Leksands. In four games this season, Salo’s side is 3-1 against their first-round opponent with a favorable +6 goal differential across all four games.

If you’re interested, here’s is Orebro’s first-round schedule:

  1. April 11
  2. April 12
  3. April 14
  4. April 15
  5. April 17 (If needed)
  6. April 19 (If needed)
  7. April 20 (If needed)

Salo ended the regular season with six goals and 30 points over 51 games. That ranks him 10th in scoring for blueliners in the Swedish league. Only Djugarden’s Nils Lundkvist had more points (33) and was younger than Salo (Lundqvist is 20).

Salo only has a one-year deal with the club (signed just two months ago). Once his playoffs are done I suspect he’ll head to North American. After his quarantine period, the Sound Tigers will be nearing the end of their season (their last game is on May 8th). He could join the Isles taxi squad as rosters expand post-trade deadline.

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