ZEDNIK EXCITED TO MAKE NYI DEBUT

Tuesday, 02.27.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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