Here’s you’re daily New York Islanders prospects report. You’ll find out who played yesterday (and how they did), who’s playing today (and what to look for), and every few updates I’ll tell you how these prospects have moved up (or down) in my prospects rankings.
There are no Islanders prospects in action today. Drummondville is playing, but Dufour will not be on the ice for them. So here’s a look at who played yesterday.
New York Islanders prospects in action yesterday (27/4/21)
- Robin Salo (Orebro)
- Stats: 2SOG, 18:58TOI
- Playoff stats: 8GP, 4A, 20:36 ATOI
- Reece Newkirk (Winterhawks)
- Stats: 2SOG, 76.9 FOW%
- William Dufour (Voltigeur)*
- Stats: N/A
- Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- Blade Jenkins: 1A
Confirmed, William Dufour is still out for the Drummondville Voltigeurs. He’ll likely be out the rest of this series and may return if they make it to the next round.
Newkirk had that stat correction I was talking about. He didn’t score a point yesterday but is now up to 19 points on the year.
Orebro avoided elimination with a not so comfortable 3-2 win. They were up 3-0 going into the third and Vaxjob popped in two quick ones in the final frame, making the last few minutes of the game a little tense.
Salo hasn’t put up a point in this series yet, but he’s been a good puck carrier/mover for Orebro. Can’t wait to see what he does here in North America.
The Sound Tigers could not pull a fourth win in a row yesterday. They didn’t look solid outside of a third period where they (just like Vaxjo) popped in two quick goals. How quick? Bridgeport put up two goals in 30 seconds. But with Parker Wotherspoon taking a hooking call in OT the Sound Tigers fell 3-2.
Blade Jenkins now has three points in his last two games. With his production as well as that of Dmytro Timashov (one goal yesterday) and Durandeau (no points yesterday). The Sound Tigers look like a much better AHL outfit. They still aren’t “good” but they are certainly better.
Note: I’m getting ready to speak with Matias Rajaniemi in a bit. So look for a post on that chat later today.