Bailey (hand) will travel with the Islanders to Colorado.
Bailey was not on the ice for the Islanders morning skate and obviously won't play on Tuesday, but traveling with the team is another encouraging sign that he fractured hand is not as serious as it was originally believed to be. He will likely return to the ice at some point during the road-trip.
Hamonic (upper-body) will travel with the Islanders to Colorado.
Hamonic was on the ice for the Islanders morning skate but will not play on Tuesday against the Jets. However, he will accompany the team on their west coast road-trip which indicates he is not far from returning to the Isles blueline.
Halak will be in goal for the Islanders on Tuesday.
Halak was pulled after he allowed five goals on 23 shots in a loss to the Maple Leafs last Tuesday. He took a seat for the next two games as the Isles went with Chad Johnson, but he returns to the crease tonight vs. the Jets. Halak started the season with three straight wins, but now sits at 3-2-0 with a 3.39 GAA and .893 SV%.
Bailey (hand) likely to travel with the Islanders on upcoming road-trip.
Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said that the news on Bailey was "better that we initially thought." He added that Bailey has a "good chance" to travel with the team despite dealing with a broken hand on Saturday. There is no timetable for when we can expect him to be back in the lineup, but this is better news than the original diagnosis.
Hamonic (upper-body) is expected to travel with the Islanders this week.
Hamonic will not be in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Jets, but head coach Jack Capuano said there is a "good chance" that Hamonic travels with the team on their upcoming five-game road-trip that starts Thursday in Colorado.
Grabovski (concussion) has been activated from injured reserve.
Grabovski missed the last three games with a concussion he suffered on October 16th vs. the Sharks. He will be back in the lineup tonight vs. Dallas on the second line with Frans Nielsen and Nikolay Kulemin. Grabo had two goals and one assist in four games this season.
Kulemin back on the Islanders second line Saturday.
A day after skating on the Islanders top-line, Kulemin was back on the second line this morning; with Cory Conacher moving back to the first line with John Tavares. Kulemin will start the game on the second line, but will move up in Conacher struggles.
Conacher will start the game on the Islanders first line.
Nikolay Kulemin skated on the top-line in practice on Friday, but the Islanders are going to give Conacher another chance to play with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. However, Kulemin will be moved to that line if Conacher is not playing well.
Johnson stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 win over the Bruins on Thursday, so it looks like the Isles will reward him with back-to-back starts. He has won each of his two starts with a 2.15 GAA and .918 SV%, but he draws a very difficult matchup tonight vs. a red-hot Dallas Stars' first line.
Grabovski (concussion) expected to play on Saturday.
Grabovski is on the ice for the Islanders morning skate, so it looks like he will be back in the lineup on Saturday night. He said that if everything goes well in the A.M skate that he would be in the lineup---so far so good. We will get confirmation after the skate.
Johnson is in the starters' net the the Isles morning skate.
Johnson stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 win over the Bruins on Thursday, so it looks like the Isles will reward him with back-to-back starts. He has won each of his two starts with a 2.15 GAA and .918 SV%, but will draw a very difficult matchup tonight vs. a red-hot Dallas Stars' first line.
Grabovski skated on the Islanders second line at practice this morning and said he felt good after the skate. He will participate in the morning skate on Saturday and if he feels good, he will be in the lineup. Grabo has missed three games, but will skate on a line with Frans Nielsen and Cory Conacher tomorrow if he is available.
Kulemin is skated on the Isles top-line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo at practice this morning. Cory Conacher had been playing there for the first seven games of the season, but it looks like Kulemin will take a turn there on Saturday. He has three assists in the first seven games, but definitely receives a fantasy boost and is worth a speculative add in standard leagues.