News: Cizikas contributed an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. He also won 13 of his 18 faceoff attempts.
Impact: Cizikas has done well to win over half of his draws in the faceoff circle this season (51.6%), but his absence of scoring has sapped him of fantasy value. He's only produced four goals and seven assists in 43 games this season, which still puts him on pace for a career-best scoring total.
News: Martin scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal and racked up 12 PIM in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
Impact: You won't get offense from Martin too often, though he does have three goals in the last eight games, which qualifies as a hot streak by his standards. What you will get, though, is plenty of PIM and tons of hits -- he added another seven of those Tuesday, pushing his NHL-leading total to 225.
News: Boychuk collected two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Impact: That's the second straight two-assist game for Boychuk, and he also went plus-2 (bringing his mark for the last three games to plus-8) while notching a season-high six blocked shots. In the process, Boychuk set a new career high in points with 24, surpassing last year's 23.
News: Halak made 40 saves -- including several of the spectacular variety -- on 41 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Impact: An outstanding outing for Halak, who was 10 seconds away from a shutout before Carl Hagelin ruined it with a power-play goal. This game is a nice reset after he entered All-Star festivities in a bit of a struggle, having given up 10 goals in the two games prior to the break.
News: Visnovsky (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Rangers.
Impact: It sounded like Visnovsky would be ready to play after he resumed practicing with the team last week, but evidently, the Islanders feel more comfortable about giving him some additional time off to recover. If he continues to skate without any setbacks over the next two days, he could draw back in the lineup Thursday versus the Bruins.