Monday, February 19, 2018

Isles' Greiss Lands On IR

The New York Islanders faced off against the Minnesota Wild in today's early game and they did so without goaltender Thomas Greiss dressed and in the lineup, as he was placed on the Injured Reserve on Sunday morning, due to a lower-body injury.  As we all know by now, the IR means that Greiss will miss at least a week, but the Islanders coaching staff didn't seem overly optimistic that their German keeper would only miss the absolute minimum.

Greiss has been splitting the net with Jaroslav Halak for the better part of this season and things have gone pretty well, as the 32-year old has made 24 appearances this season, posting 11 wins and 1 shutout for 24 points, ranking 279th overall in pool scoring.

Dale B. had taken a big chance with Greiss in the draft, taking him in the 2nd round, so by his numbers, he has been a bit of a dud pick, ranking at the 24th player taken in the 2nd round out the draft.  Nevertheless, Dale's team still holds a money spot, despite the shortcomings of Greiss' season, but if this injury is a long-term thing, he will miss out on starts for an Islanders team, which is in a playoff spot and playing pretty well.  That's points taken off the board at a bad time of year.

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