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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Healthy scratch Wednesday

Johnston was a healthy scratch Wednesday versus the Oilers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. While Johnston being a healthy scratch is not new, the Islanders recalling Simon Holmstrom in the wake of Kyle Palmieri's upper-body injury is. Johnston was the only extra forward for the team prior to Wednesday, which could've made one think that he would be first in line to play should someone suffer an injury or need a day off for any reason. Apparently, that is not the case. The Isles still prefer to have a skilled player in the lineup but were waiting to recall someone from the AHL until they had to. Johnston is still only likely to crack the lineup when coach Lane Lambert feels the need for his physical presence.
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Josh Bailey a healthy scratch; Ross Johnston gets call

OTTAWA — Longtime lineup stalwart Josh Bailey was a healthy scratch for the second time this season as the Islanders beat the Senators, 4-2, on Monday at Canadian Tire Centre. But coach Lane Lambert said the move was more about inserting the 6-5, 230-pound Ross Johnston into the lineup...
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Healthy scratch for four straight

Johnston was in the press box for the fourth straight game Tuesday versus the Rangers. Some thought that Johnston could draw into the lineup because Cal Clutterbuck (undisclosed) was forced to miss the game. Alas, the Isles decided to go with skill over brawn and went with Nikita Soshnikov instead. It is not known if Clutterbuck will be able to play Thursday versus the Coyotes, nor is it known if Johnston will get a chance to play if Clutterbuck can't.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Career-high point total

Johnston had two goals, seven points and 44 penalty minutes in 32 games for the Islanders this past season. Johnston never truly got a chance to play every day, even with the season-ending shoulder injury to Cal Clutterbuck. Last October, Johnston signed a four-year $4.4 million contract with the Islanders, so he will be back with the team next season, but his role likely will be the same. He will play when his physicality is deemed needed by coach Lane Lambert or when injuries arise for the team.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Late scratch Thursday

Johnston (illness) was scratched from Thursday's game versus the Capitals, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Johnston caught the stomach bug that's been making its way through the Islanders' locker room. The 28-year-old should be considered questionable at best for Friday's game against the Lightning. If he doesn't play, he ends 2021-22 with seven points, 90 hits and 44 PIM in 32 contests.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Won't return for season finale

Johnston (illness) won't be in the lineup for Friday's regular-season finale against the Lightning, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Johnston will finish the season with seven points and 90 hits through 32 contests. The 28-year-old winger will likely post similar numbers in 2022-23.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Scoreless in seven straight

Johnston has been held without a goal or an assist in his last seven games. On Sunday, the Islanders were officially eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Maple Leafs. Johnston's role with the team next season is far from crystal clear, as Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck will also likely return to the team. This likely means that Johnston will be an extra forward more often than not once again.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Ties career high

Johnston tied his career high in points for a season with an assist as the Islanders defeated the Rangers 3-0 on Friday. Johnston only has one goal and five assists on the season in 20 games. The Islanders did sign him to a four-year, $4.4 million extension before the season because they value him as someone who can do more than just push an opponent into submission. The problem is that with Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck signed for next season, Johnston's playing time might not increase dramatically.

Ross Johnston earned full-time spot with Islanders

The story of Ross Johnston's season is "in and out". The big and tough winger hasn't been in the lineup consistently for the New York Islanders on the year. And honestly, when the Islanders are 100% healthy there's no reason for him to be in the lineup full-time. But since...
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Heathy scratch Tuesday

Johnston was a healthy scratch as the Islanders lost 3-2 to the Capitals in a shootout on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. It was initially reported that Matt Martin would be the healthy scratch, and Johnston would play, but Coach Barry Trotz apparently changed his mind and switched up the duo. The Islanders take on the Rangers and Ryan Reaves on Thursday, and it's fair to wonder if Trotz will want Johnston and his fists in that contest just to keep things even. It may not also be a surprise if both Johnston and Martin play in that contest and Trotz decides to sit another underperforming offensive player.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Healthy scratch for three straight

Johnston has been a healthy scratch for the past three games. Johnston has actually been a healthy scratch for nine of the last 11 games. He did play two straight games and registered two assists in those games, but in the end, coach Barry Trotz always finds a reason to keep the line of Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas, and Cal Clutterbuck intact.
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Ross Johnston, Andy Greene make big impact in Islanders' win

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ross Johnston and defenseman Andy Greene had been healthy scratches the previous six games, but both made a big impact on the Islanders’ 4-0 win over the Ducks on Sunday night at Honda Center. "You never want to sit out games and not be out...
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Picks up pair of assists

Johnston logged two assists and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Ducks. Johnston set up goals by Casey Cizikas and Andy Greene in the contest, his first since Feb. 12 versus the Flames. The 28-year-old Johnston has been out of the lineup more often than not this season. He has five points, 37 hits, 14 PIM and a plus-3 rating in 14 contests, rarely playing above the fourth line.

Ross Johnston Shines in Return to Islanders Lineup

Last night was Ross Johnston's first game since February 12, which was 15 days prior to the Islanders game last night. Johnston essentially didn't play for two weeks but when he returned to the lineup, it didn't look like he missed a beat. He came in for Matt Martin on...
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Healthy scratch for six straight

Johnston will be a healthy scratch for a sixth straight game Saturday against the Kings, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Coach Barry Trotz announced earlier Saturday that he would go with the same lineup Saturday as he did in the Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Sharks. Johnston's playing time is usually limited to games in which Trotz feels his physical presence is needed or if injuries diminish New York's forward depth. The physical winger isn't likely to see his playing time increase between now and the March 21 trade deadline, as the Isles will have to play their regulars to try to get back into the playoff hunt.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Getting a chance to play

Johnston has played the last two games for the Islanders but hasn't registered a point. Coach Barry Trotz has been changing up lineups to try and find scoring. Johnston only has eight goals in 98 career games, so he's not the answer to their offensive woes, but perhaps his physical presence will give room on the ice to those with more talent. Trotz indicated earlier Saturday that he's likely to use the same lineup Saturday that he did in the loss Friday to the Oilers, but if he were to make a change, it could be Kyle Palmieri for Johnston.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Nets first goal of season

Johnston scored a goal and added two hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Wild. Johnston scored at 4:03 of the second period, making an impact in his first game since Jan. 13. The 27-year-old grinder isn't going to play many significant minutes as he competes for a bottom-six role. He's at three points, three shots on net, four PIM and 30 hits through 10 appearances this season. He'll likely stay in the lineup if Casey Cizikas (illness) can't play Tuesday versus the Senators.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston: Suspension served

Johnston has served his three-game suspension and will be eligible to return to the lineup Friday against Arizona, per CBS. At this point it isn't clear if Johnston will slot into a bottom-six role Friday, but either way, he'll be an option against the Coyotes. The 27-year-old winger has tallied two assists through nine top-level appearances this year.
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Islanders' Ross Johnston suspended three games for hit on Devils' A.J. Greer

In what's become a frustrating trend for the organization and its fans, things have again gone from bad to worse for the New York Islanders. Days after Islanders coach Barry Trotz and defenseman Ryan Pulock entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, New York forward Ross Johnston delivered a questionable hit on New Jersey Devils forward A.J. Greer during the first period of Thursday's game that the Isles won 3-2:
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