Rotowire: Apr 28 / 12:26p ET
News: Hickey recorded an assist on the Islanders' only goal in Monday's Game 7 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: Not only was the assist Hickey's only point of the postseason, but his first since March 28, ending a 12-game scoring slide. Hickey carries his most utility for the Islanders for his ability to block shots, but it's unclear if he'll be retained by the team as a restricted free agent this coming summer. The Islanders have two near NHL-ready defensive prospects on hand in Ryan Pulock and Griffin Reinhart, and may be inclined to let go of Hickey to clear out a spot for one or both players.
Rotowire: Mar 29 / 11:22a ET
News: Hickey tallied an assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks.
Impact: Hickey has been able to hold down a regular role for the Islanders, but it doesn't appear that he'll be on the cusp of universal fantasy ownership anytime soon. While he's not a true sinkhole in any one category, his modest across-the-board production (22 points, 113 hits, 125 blocked shots in 75 games) doesn't lend itself to much value.