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Islanders Gameday News: Of Knights and health

Vegas visits with Paul Stastny returning from injury, while the Islanders juggle a few of their own

NHL: New York Islanders at Vegas Golden Knights
Poke the bear.
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This morning’s Islanders skate should shed light on the status of Jordan Eberle and Cal Clutterbuck, who each left with injuries late in the shootout loss to the Penguins. [UPDATE: Looks like both are good to go, but ... dun-Dun-DUN: Leo Komarov may not be.]

If Komarov sits out, that has Josh Ho-Sang implications for tonight when the Vegas Golden Knights visit Brooklyn.

Meanwhile, tonight’s opponent expects to have summer signing Paul Stastny back from injury after a 29-game absence.

Leave your First Islanders Goal picks here.

Opposition coverage can be found through Knights On Ice, where they appreciate Marc-Andre Fleury’s form but are worried about his workload.

Islanders Reading

  • Without Ho-Sang, the Sound Tigers are at the non-veteran minimum up front. [Soundin’ Off]
  • The Islanders are happy with Robin Lehner when healthy, so they hope he can stay that way. [Newsday]
  • With Christopher Gibson back in Bridgeport, Mitch Gillam was sent back to ECHL Worcester. [@TheSoundTigers]
  • Speaking of the Sound Tigers, keeping an eye on Otto Koivula. [Bridgeport Report]
  • Tracking attendance in Brooklyn this season vs. Nassau. You know how this is gonna end. [Newsday]
  • Sound Tigers meet and greet quotes: Kieffer Bellows and Yanick Rathgeb. [Drive4Five]

It was an off day for the Islanders, but as is the case SO many times, that didn’t mean just lounging around — it meant community service:


Not gonna lie, this is the kind of thing I would do:

Last night’s NHL scores include the Capitals stomping the Red Wings, who will visit Nassau this weekend.

  • Breaking down Bob Murray’s new vision for the Ducks. [Anaheim Calling]
  • They’ll be missing Ryan Miller for another six weeks, sprained MCL. [LA Times]
  • The Penguins are expecting Matt Murray back after missing nine games with his latest injury. [NHL]
  • Red Berenson, who once scored six goals in an NHL game and drew applause from the opposing Flyers fans, is going into the U.S. Hall of Fame for excellence as a coach. But he was a fine pro player. [NHL]
  • From the other night: New York native Aston-Reese relished the chance to play in front of friends and family at the Coliseum. [Islanders Insight]
  • The Blues are “fragile” and must “stabilize.” [STLtoday] Where do they go from here? [NBC]
  • Last night they overcame the adversity of a disallowed goal because you can’t score off a ref’s groin. [NHL]
  • Five questions with Ray Shero, whose Devils are struggling. [NHL]