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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Slides helper

Komarov recorded an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins in Game 4. Komarov made an unselfish play in the dying seconds of the third period, setting up Jean-Gabriel Pageau's empty-net goal. The 34-year-old Komarov continues to play on the top line at even strength, but he's in the lineup for his defensive work. The veteran forward has three assists, six shots on goal, 47 hits and an even plus-minus rating in 10 playoff outings.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Manages assist

Komarov posted an assist and three hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1. Komarov earned the secondary helper on Adam Pelech's second period tally. The helper was Komarov's second in seven playoff games. The defensively sound 34-year-old has racked up 41 hits in the postseason. He's not going to see a lot of playing time, but he'll make a physical impact when he's on the ice.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Quiet so far in playoffs

Komarov only had one assist in six games against Pittsburgh in Round 1. Komarov actually received top-line minutes on a unit that was rather disappointing, as Mathew Barzal, and Jordan Eberle only had three points each. They'll look to crank things up on the scoresheet in Round 2 starting Saturday in Boston.
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Leo Komarov proves to Barry Trotz that he gets job done for Islanders

Others can be surprised Leo Komarov has settled into the role as left wing to top-line center Mathew Barzal heading into the Islanders’ first-round playoff series against the Penguins. Barry Trotz even might have been at one point, before the coach really got to appreciate how Komarov — a quintessential hockey pest — operates.
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Watch: Leo Komarov cheapshots David Pastrnak for some reason

What’s a late-season game without a little fireworks?. With the first period winding down in tonight’s Bruins-Islanders game, Leo Komarov decided he had beef with David Pastrnak, for some reason. Komarov was already being called for a slashing penalty on the play, then got two more tacked on for unsportsmanlike...
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Back in there Saturday

Komarov (undisclosed) is expected to rejoin the Islanders' lineup Saturday against the Devils, NHL.com reports. Komarov's projected to skate on the top line with Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle. Despite that fantasy-friendly deployment, expectations should be tempered for the 34-year-old Russian considering he has just one goal and five assists in 31 appearances this season.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Out again Thursday

Komarov (undisclosed) isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Devils, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. This is the second game in a row Komarov will miss with his unspecified injury. It's possible he's dealing with something minor and/or is being rested in advance of the upcoming postseason. Nevertheless, he'll get a chance to return Saturday -- also against New Jersey.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Sitting out Tuesday

Komarov (undisclosed) is not playing Tuesday against Buffalo, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Komarov joins lineup fixtures Mathew Barzal and Matt Martin as scratches, all of which are likely sitting out due to rest. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Michael Dal Colle and Ross Johnston are entering the lineup in their places.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Yet to light lamp

Komarov is yet to score a goal this season. The Islanders have used Komarov as a human pinball this season. Sometimes he plays on the top line as sort of a bulldozer to clear room for Mathew Barzal, but that's hard to justify when a better player would either have to be scratched or play on a line with less talent. Perhaps he could be better used on the fourth line as a banger when either Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck (undisclosed) or Casey Cizikas is out of the lineup. His more natural spot on the third line seems to make the most sense, but that also means a more talented player gets scratched. Komarov has also been a healthy scratch for more than a few games this season. With only five assists in 27 games, sitting Komarov would be justified, but coach Barry Trotz seems to always find a reason to get him back in the lineup.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Staying on top line

Komarov will continue play on the top line for the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Komarov doesn't have the skills to be a top-line forward but what he does possess is the ability and willingness to get to the front of the net. The biggest thing the Islanders have missed since Anders Lee (knee) went down for the season was a big body in front of the opposing goaltender. Komarov doesn't have that kind of size, but he is still an agitator that can cause problems in the crease. Komarov only has four assists in 20 games this season, and his stay on the top line will likely only last as long as it takes general manager Lou Lamoriello to acquire a player before the April 12 trade deadline.
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Leo Komarov settling in on Islanders' top line with Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle

Leo Komarov of the Islanders skates against Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins during the third period at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Credit: Jim McIsaac. There’s little that’s complicated or fancy about the way Leo Komarov plays hockey. He uses his body and his mouth to annoy opponents and he tries to get to the net. Lately, his grinding style has been meshed with the more skilled Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle on the Islanders’ top line with injured captain Anders Lee is out for the season.
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Islanders can’t keep playing Leo Komarov on top line

With the absence of Anders Lee from the New York Islanders lineup, Barry Trotz has had a big gap to fill. For the first few games, youngster Kieffer Bellows lined up on the top-line where he scored three goals. But over the last two games, veteran grinder Leo Komarov has been up with Barzal and Eberle.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Clears waivers

Komarov once again cleared waivers Wednesday and will remain with the Islanders, Chris Johnston of SportsNet reports. Komarov has been placed on waivers several times this season by the Islanders, but no team has claimed him. The Islanders are up against the salary cap and would undoubtedly like to shed Komarov's salary, but that doesn't seem like it'll happen anytime soon.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Playing on top line

Komarov played with Mathew Barzal on the top line the past two games, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. It's hard to justify why coach Barry Trotz would think this is a good idea. It probably comes down to not wanting to break up the other lines, as he and the team continue to search for a replacement for Anders Lee (knee), who is out for the remainder of the season.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Hits waivers

Komarov was waived by the Islanders on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. This is likely just a procedural move that will allow the Isles to move Komarov between the taxi squad and the active roster freely. The veteran forward has tallied two helpers through 16 games this year.
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: In lineup Sunday

Komarov was promoted to the active roster Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Komarov will suit up for this 14th game of the season. The 34-year-old adds a physical presence to the bottom six, as he's dished out 31 hits over 13 games, but he's contributed just two points.
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Islanders Leo Komarov for Brett Connolly trade risk worth taking

SUNRISE, FLORIDA - JANUARY 12: Brett Connolly #10 of the Florida Panthers takes the ice prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at BB&T Center on January 12, 2020 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The one trade rumor surrounding the New York Islanders recently is...
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Islanders' Leo Komarov: Ascends from taxi squad

Komarov was promoted from the taxi squad ahead of Thursday's game versus the Bruins, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Komarov is expected to slot into the lineup Thursday. The 34-year-old contributes in a checking role, as he's recorded two assists and 23 hits over nine games this season.