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40 Michael Grabner RW
Height/Weight: 6-1/186 | Birthdate: 10/5/1987 | Birthplace: Villach, Austria | Team: New York Islanders | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 13/2 | Average Draft Position: 216.26
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12/17/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles Place Grabner On IR

News: Michael Grabner (lower body) was moved to injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis: Michael Grabner was previously labeled as day-to-day with the lower-body injury, but the Islanders evidently didn't think he'd be ready to go for the next two games. His placement on IR will create an open roster spot for either Johnny Boychuk (upper body) or Travis Hamonic (upper body), both of whom are expected to be ready to play over the weekend.

12/15/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Day-To-Day

News: Michael Grabner is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
Analysis: The speedy winger is injured once again, and won't play in Monday's game against the Devils. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Casey Cizikas for the time being.

12/11/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner: Two Goals Since Return

News: Michael Grabner tallied a goal on his lone shot attempt in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Since returning from sports hernia surgery to make his season debut Dec. 4, Michael Grabner has provided the Islanders with goals in two of his three games. Grabner will likely struggle to score which much consistency on the Isles' third line, but he should benefit from playing with better quality linemates than he enjoyed in his previous four seasons in Long Island.

12/3/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Islanders Activate Grabner

News: Michael Grabner (sports hernia) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis: Michael Grabner was back skating on the Isles' second line at right wing, where he'll likely slot in for his season debut Thursday in Ottawa. He missed nearly two months after requiring sports hernia surgery.

12/1/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Nearing A Return

News: Michael Grabner (hernia) could return to the lineup sometime this week.
Analysis: Michael Grabner has yet to play this season, but after experiencing some setbacks in the rehab process, he finally appears poised to return. He probably won't play Tuesday, but Thursday's game against the Senators or Saturday against the Blues both look like possible return dates for the speedy winger.

11/22/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner: Not Likely To Play By Thanksgiving

News: Michael Grabner (sports hernia) is now looking unlikely to play before Thanksgiving, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Michael Grabner looked like he might be activated from IR to make his season debut over the weekend, but he's apparently not progressing as the Islanders hoped at this point. The winger wasn't able to skate Saturday morning, prompting coach Jack Capuano to say that Grabner would be reevaluated Monday. Grabner contributed 12 goals and 26 points over 64 games in 2013-14, so he could represent a decent third-line option for the Islanders once he's healthy.

11/20/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Traveling With Team

News: Michael Grabner (sports hernia) will travel with the team to Pittsburgh for Friday's game, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: The team didn't verify that Michael Grabner would be activated from injured reserve to play Friday against the Penguins; that will be determined based on how he performs during the team's morning skate earlier that day. Grabner resumed practicing with the team Monday and seems to be very close to suiting up for his first game of the season, though he might have to first head out on an AHL conditioning assignment before suiting up for the Islanders.

11/17/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Practices

News: Michael Grabner (hernia) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: It was Michael Grabner's first practice with the team after undergoing offseason hernia surgery, so even though he's getting a lot closer to a return, he may need a few more practices to work on his conditioning before suiting up.

11/10/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Skates

News: Michael Grabner (hernia) skated on his own prior to Monday's practice, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Michael Grabner has yet to suit up after having surgery to remove a hernia before the season began, but it sounds like his recovery is progressing, although he's still expected to miss the next week at least.

10/24/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner (Hernia) Could Skate Next Week

News: Michael Grabner (hernia) could start skating again next week, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Michael Grabner is less than four weeks into his four-to-six week timetable, but appears to be nearing his first step towards recovery. He will need to start practicing with the team before he can rejoin the lineup.

10/9/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner (Sports Hernia) Out 4-6 Weeks

News: Michael Grabner underwent sports hernia surgery Thursday and will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, Andy Strickland of 550 KTRS reports.
Analysis: The report illustrates a more definitive recovery timetable for Michael Grabner, who had previously been placed on injured reserve Monday without much fanfare. The winger proved to be a useful depth scorer for the Islanders last season with 12 goals in 64 games, but the team probably has enough quality forwards on hand to replace his production.

10/6/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles Move Grabner To IR

News: Michael Grabner (upper body) will start the season on IR, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Michael Grabner is reportedly not close to returning anytime soon, so he'll start the season on IR to open up a roster spot. The speedy winger posted 12 goals and 14 assists in 64 games last season.

9/30/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Misses Practices

News: Michael Grabner (undisclosed) has missed the Islanders' last two practices, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Coach Jack Capuano didn't provide much information on Michael Grabner's condition, making it difficult to discern when he might return to the ice. Though Grabner has a 50-point season on his career resume, he's not necessarily guaranteed a top-nine wing spot to begin the season. Two spots remain up for grabs, with all of Grabner, Josh Bailey, Cory Conacher, Anders Lee and Jack Skille vying for the roles.

4/11/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Likely Finished This Year

News: Michael Grabner (upper body) and the Isles' other injured players won't return this season, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: While Staple's Jack Capuano quote didn't directly mention Michael Grabner, he's essentially been out a month and there'd be little benefit in rushing him back onto the ice for the last couple games of the year even if it were possible.

4/6/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Will Not Play Sunday

News: Michael Grabner (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Michael Grabner's return to the Islanders' lineup from a concussion lasted just one game, as the forward picked up an assist Saturday against the Capitals before departing with a new upper-body injury. If this injury proves to be a recurrence of his concussion symptoms, Grabner would more than likely be shut down for the rest of the season.

4/6/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Islanders' Grabner Could Return Saturday

News: Michael Grabner (concussion) practiced Friday and could rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Capitals, Long Island Newsday reports.
Analysis: Michael Grabner hasn't played since March 10, but the Islanders have been surprisingly feisty and clearly aren't packing things in. The 26-year-old winger seems to be making progress and should return before the end of the season, if not Saturday.

4/5/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Suffers New Injury

News: Michael Grabner was able to return Saturday from his concussion but then suffered an upper-body injury and was forced to leave the game, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: Michael Grabner had missed the previous nine games due to the concussion and it is unknown if he has suffered more symptoms related to the head trauma or if this is a new injury. The Islanders aren't going to the playoffs and with only a little over a week left in the regular season it's safe to wonder if his season is over. Assuming this is true, Grabner will have finished with 12 goals and 25 points in 63 games.

3/12/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Out With Concussion

News: Michael Grabner suffered a concussion Tuesday against the Canucks.
Analysis: There is currently no timetable for his return, so it's probably safest to consider him week-to-week for now. The winger has 12 goals and 13 assists in 63 games this season, but will likely be moved to IR as the Islanders are expected to call up a replacement from AHL Bridgeport.

3/11/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles Lose Grabner

News: Michael Grabner left Monday's win over Vancouver with an upper-body injury late in the second period, according to Newsday. The forward did not return.
Analysis: Michael Grabner, who suffered the injury when he collided with Vancouver's Chris Tanev, missed out on all the fun in the third period, when the team put up a franchise-tying seven goals in the frame. He'll be evaluated in the next day or two, so we should know his status for Friday's home game against the Sharks fairly soon.

3/5/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI Grabner's Goal, Assist Lift Isles

Michael Grabner

Grabner's Goal, Assist Lift Isles

News: Michael Grabner scored the game-winning goal in overtime and also collected an assist in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: After an impressive Olympics in which he totaled five goals and six points in four games for Austria, Michael Grabner's returned to NHL action with strong results, netting four points in four games since the resumption of play. His arrow is pointing up.

2/28/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI Isles' Grabner Adds Two Goals To Ledger

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Adds Two Goals To Ledger

News: Michael Grabner potted two shorthanded goals in the Islanders' surprise win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
Analysis: After a solid performance for Austria during the Olympics, Michael Grabner didn't slow down one iota in his return to NHL action. The two shorthanded scores came only 48 seconds apart, with Grabner taking advantage of an ill-advised pass by goalie Jonathan Bernier to score an easy empty-netter on the second tally. Fantasy owners should to roll Grabner with confidence while he continues to score at will.

2/16/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Leads Austria Past Norway

News: Michael Grabner scored twice and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over Norway, giving him five tallies in three games in the Olympics. The Austrians finished the preliminary round 1-2, and will find out later in the day which nation they'll face in the first elimination round.
Analysis: As Michael Grabner himself noted, he's scoring much faster against Olympic competition than he has this season in the NHL: "I didn't score as many goals over there [with the Islanders] as I want yet. It's nice to get some here, and maybe get the confidence when I go back."

2/13/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Notches Hat Trick For Austria

News: Michael Grabner scored a hat trick in his Olympic debut for Austria in their 8-4 loss to Finland on Thursday.
Analysis: One of only a handful of NHL players on the Austrian roster, Michael Grabner did well to ensure the team wasn't completely embarrassed by Finland. He scored 36 seconds into the game to stake the Austrians to an early lead before the Fins eventually put the game out of reach. With Canada up next on the schedule, Grabner and the Austrians don't stand a very good chance of advancing past pool play.

1/28/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Isles' Grabner Adds Two Points In Loss

News: Michael Grabner potted a goal and picked up an assist in Monday's loss to the Bruins. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating.
Analysis: Michael Grabner's plus-3 mark was the highest of the game for the Islanders, a fairly surprising development since the team would go on to lose by three goals. Aside from a two-point performance Thursday against the Penguins, Grabner had been rather quiet heading into Monday's game, with just one point in his previous seven contests.

1/24/2014

Michael Grabner, RW, NYI

Michael Grabner

Grabner Notches Two Points As Isles Fall

News: Michael Grabner scored a goal, adding an assist and a plus-1 rating, but it wasn't enough in a 6-4 loss to the Penguins on Thursday.
Analysis: The goal ended a six-game scoreless slump for Michael Grabner, who'd only collected a single lonely assist to go with a minus-4 in that span. His goal-scoring upside is undeniable and that ugly .075 shooting percentage is bound to come up eventually, but he's been a very low-end fantasy asset so far this year, especially considering his near-total lack of power-play time.