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ZEDNIK EXCITED TO MAKE NYI DEBUT

Tuesday, 02.27.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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ZEDNIK EXCITED TO MAKE NYI DEBUT
Scoring Slovak set to play with Miro and Kozlov

Richard Zednik spent very little time on Long Island before getting right on the ice for the morning skate today at Nassau Coliseum.

Zednik is happy to be in the playoff mix with the Islanders.

"It's exciting to be here with the Islanders fighting for a playoff position," said Zednik. "It's a great opportunity for me to help the team."

So what can we expect from the former 30-goal scorer?

"I like to use my speed and go to the net," said Zednik. "I'm offensive-minded and create chances for my linemates and score some goals."

Added Nolan at the morning press conference: "We did a lot of research on him for a while. He has a competitive nature. Richard's a good team guy and we know how well he's performed down the stretch and in the playoffs. He's very competitive and fits into our system well. Everyone we spoke to on the team that has played with him had nothing but good things to say about Richard."

One player Zednik has some experience playing with is Miroslav Satan. Nolan indicated the two would see time together. Satan and Zednik have played together on the Slovakian national team during a number of international tournaments.

"Hopefully, we'll contribute offensively and score some goals," said Zednik referring to his compatriot." We played together at the World Championship and it was fun. Hopefully, it will continue here with the Islanders."

The 11-year NHL veteran has also had experience playing with Brendan Witt while with the Capitals and Arron Asham when they both skated for the Montreal Canadiens from 2000-2002.

Zednik, who will wear No. 20 played in only 32 games this season with Washington due to injury, but feels completely healthy after returning in the beginning of February.

"I was injured for most of the season," said Zednik, "so I'm happy to be healthy again and am ready to play. I feel fresh and look forward to helping the Islanders make the playoffs."

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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