Islanders' Grabner out indefinitely with concussion

Islanders' Grabner out indefinitely with concussion

New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner is out indefinitely with a concussion.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Toronto 4 (OT)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Lubomir Visnovsky's goal 1:55 into overtime Thursday boosted the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over Toronto in a game that featured a wild third period.
Austrian hockey team was partying hard before losing to Slovenia

Austrian hockey team was partying hard before losing to Slovenia

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A factor that may have had a hand in Austria losing to Slovenia in hockey during the qualifying rounds is that the Austrian hockey team partied the night before
Aileen Graef

NHL: Boston 6, New York Islanders 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Brad Marchand scored and distributed three assists Monday and the Boston Bruins netted three answered goals to overcome the New York Islanders 6-3.

NHL: New York Islanders 2, Colorado 1 (OT)

DENVER, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Brock Nelson lifted New York into a third-period tie Friday and Michael Grabner's overtime goal gave the Islanders a 2-1 win over Colorado.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Toronto 3

TORONTO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Calvin de Haan notched his first NHL goal during a third-period outburst that sent the surging New York Islanders past Toronto 5-3 Tuesday.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov recorded a 23-save shutout Monday and the New York Islanders blanked slumping Detroit 3-0.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, New York Rangers 3

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Michael Grabner scored twice Friday, his first goals in 32 games, in leading the New York Islanders to a 5-3 win over the New York Rangers.

NHL: New York Islanders 6, Phoenix 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- John Tavares scored twice and Josh Bailey contributed a goal and two assists Tuesday, powering the New York Islanders over Phoenix 6-1.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, New Jersey 3 (SO)

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Matt Moulson scored in the sixth round of the shootout Friday to bring the New York Islanders a season-opening, 4-3 win over New Jersey.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, New York Islanders 3 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, May 11 (UPI) -- Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into overtime Saturday, sending the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders 4-3 for a first-round series victory.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Winnipeg 4 (SO)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 20 (UPI) -- John Tavares' shootout goal Saturday kept the New York Islanders on a roll with a 5-4 win over Winnipeg.

NHL: New York Islanders 5, Florida 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 16 (UPI) -- Michael Grabner scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season Tuesday, pushing the New York Islanders closer to a playoff berth with a 5-2 defeat of Florida.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Philadelphia 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- Matt Moulson provided a goal and an assist Tuesday, powering the playoff-hopeful New York Islanders over Philadelphia 4-1.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Tampa Bay 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 6 (UPI) -- Matt Martin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Saturday and the New York Islanders sustained their playoff push with a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.
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Michael Grabner

Michael René Grabner (born October 5, 1987) is an Austrian professional ice hockey player playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Grabner grew up playing for the local team in Villach, EC VSV. He moved to North America at the age of 17 and joined the Spokane Chiefs of the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL) to further his hockey career. After his second season with the Chiefs, he was selected 14th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Grabner played one more season in the WHL before moving to the American Hockey League (AHL), where he has played two seasons in the Canucks' farm system. He was traded during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to the Florida Panthers, but was claimed by the Islanders after Florida placed him on waivers with the intention of assigning him to their AHL affiliate.

Grabner is one of three Austrians in the NHL (and the only one who began his playing career in Austria); the others, Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres and Andreas Nodl of the Philadelphia Flyers, both played junior and collegiate hockey in the United States.

Born in Villach, Grabner began playing hockey at the age of five. He joined his EC VSV's junior team, scoring 10 points over 13 games in 2002–03. The following year, he improved to 32 goals and five assists over 23 games, while also debuting with EC VSV's men's team in the Austrian Hockey League. In the subsequent off-season, he was selected 22nd overall by the Spokane Chiefs in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft. Grabner believed that playing major junior in North America would help his goal of making it to the NHL. He had been exposed to Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz through a connection with his head coach in EC VSV, Greg Holst.

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