Lee (illness) is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday.
Lee was held out of Tuesday’s game vs. Columbus, but will return to the lineup tonight vs. the Canadiens. Lee will take his spot next to John Tavares back and comes into play with 17 goals, which is second on the team behind only Tavares.
The Islanders recalled Anders Lee from Bridgeport (AHL)
Lee, 24, has three goals and two assists in five games with Bridgeport so far this season. He was close to making the Islanders out of camp, but it didn't take him long to get recalled. He had 14 points (9G / 5A) in 22 games with the Isles last season. There is a good chance he will centre the Islanders second line with Brock Nelson and either Ryan Strome or Nikolai Kulemin on his wing tonight.
The Islanders have recalled Anders Lee from Bridgeport (AHL).
Lee made his NHL debut during the 2012-13 season where he had one goal and one assist in two games. The Islanders sixth round pick in 2009 has tallied 41 points (22G / 19A) in 54 games with Bridgeport this year. He should get a chance to play top-9 minutes with John Tavares and Frans Nielsen on IR.
Anders Lee has signed a two-year deal with the #Isles and will be in Newark for morning skate.
Lee just finished up his junior year at the University of Notre Dame. He had 20 goals and 18 assists in 41 games this season. He totaled 61 goals and 55 assists (116 points) in 125 games at Notre Dame. It is unlikely that he will play for the Isles tonight, but tomorrow is a possibility.