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Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Surging Islanders Have More Reason For Optimism As Visnovsky Starts Skating

According to a report, Lubomir Visnovsky, who has missed all but eight games this season due to a concussion, has been skating on Long Island while the Islanders have been on their current six-game road trip.

01/14/2014

Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders Kyle Okposo #21. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Backed By Two Okposo Goals, Isles Earn Seventh Straight Road Win

Hot-scoring winger Kyle Okposo had two goals in the Isles’ fourth consecutive victory. The Islanders (18-22-7) also have won seven straight road games.

01/13/2014

Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal in overtime against Chicago on January 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kyle Okposo Is Team USA’s Loss, Islanders’ Gain

What’s done is done. Kyle Okposo isn’t going to Sochi and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. That being said, it’s a blessing in disguise as far as the Islanders are concerned.

01/03/2014

The Islanders' Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal against Chicago on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Islanders Edge Chicago, 3-2, In Overtime

Kyle Okposo scored 58 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead on Thursday night.

01/03/2014

Islanders winger Kyle Okposo, right, celebrates with teammate John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Okposo Takes High Road, Says He’s Disappointed But Wishes Team USA Luck

If Kyle Okposo was to scream bloody murder right now, there aren’t that many people out there who would blame him. But that’s not really his style.

01/02/2014

Kyle Okposo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

No Ryan? No Okposo? USA Hockey GM Explains Much-Debated Olympic Roster

USA Hockey used to have it relatively easy picking players for the Olympics. Not anymore. “We did not pick the best 25 players,” general manager David Poile said Wednesday.

01/02/2014

Zach Parise poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s USA Hockey Roster Projections For Sochi 2014

USA Hockey will bring a tremendously experienced and deep squad to Sochi in hopes of capturing the gold medal.

12/31/2013

Charlie Coyle #3 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck against Andrew MacDonald #47 of the New York Islanders during the first period of the game on December 29, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Okposo Paces Isles’ Rally From 3 Down To Top Wild

Kyle Okposo scored two twice midway through the third period, and the New York Islanders overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Sunday night.

12/29/2013

Michael Grabner (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Maintaining Status Quo At Their Own Expense

We know the Islanders want to succeed, but they need to start winning games. That’s all that matters now. Moral victories don’t get you points in the standings. Actual victories do.

12/20/2013

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have No Plans To Fire Capuano — For Now

Fresh off their first playoff appearance in six years, the Islanders have won just nine of their first 32 games. Logic suggests a substantial change should be coming, right?

12/11/2013

Islanders winger Kyle Okposo, right, celebrates with teammate John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Poulin Gives Islanders Much-Needed Boost In Win Over Predators

John Tavares, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Okposo scored and Kevin Poulin made 32 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

11/13/2013

Islanders wing Kyle Okposo, right, tangles with Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid on Oct. 17, 2013, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Okposo Is Forcing His Way Onto U.S. Olympic Team

With 19 points, he has more than any other American skater. Among NHL leaders, only Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin have more. He is Kyle Okposo, the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 draft.

11/06/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can’t Stand Pat

If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.

10/30/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of Problems

It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.

10/18/2013

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, left, makes a save against the Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews, center, at the United Center on Oct. 11, 2013 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Islanders Give Defending Champion Blackhawks A Go Before Falling

Michal Handzus scored the go-ahead goal 6:45 into the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

10/11/2013

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