Visnovsky (upper-body) will make his season debut on Thursday.
Visnovsky has yet to play this season because of an upper-body injury he suffered in the preseason. Visnovsky has only played in 59 of a possible 130 games since being an Islander. Over that time he has averaged 34.7 points per 82 games, so he is a legit fantasy option, but health is a concern for the 38-year-old blueliner.
Johnson stopped all five shots that he faced after replacing Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday vs. Toronto. He won his first start vs. the Hurricanes, but it will be much tougher sledding tonight in Boston. He might bring his A-game because it is his former team, but look at your other options before using him as a spot-start.
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.
Grabovski (concussion) has been placed on IR, retroactive to October 16.
Grabovski's movement to IR means that he is ineligible to play on Thursday, but could return on Saturday. It was likely a roster move to allow Lubomir Visnovsky to be activated from IR and play tomorrow.
Grabovski (concussion) is on the ice in a no-contact jersey on Wednesday.
Grabovski skated on his own Tuesday, but has joined his teammates this morning. This is a positive sign that Grabo is not far from a return. He is doubtful for Thursday's game vs. the Bruins, but could be back on Saturday vs. Dallas.
Isles source says that Visnovsky (upper-body) will stay on IR and won't play Tuesday.
Visnovsky was originally listed as a game-time decision, but he did stay on late with the extras which suggested that he wouldn't return to the lineup tonight. This latest report confirms he won't be in the lineup.
Grabovski (concussion) skated on Tuesday and is listed as day-to-day.
Grabovski is reportedly feeling much better after waking up with concussion-like symptoms last Friday. He won't play vs. the Maple Leafs tonight, but could play Thursday against the Bruins. Monitor his status throughout the week.
Visnovsky (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Visnovsky has not played a game this season and is coming off of a season where he played just 24 games. But, he is a player that will be a big help to an Islanders power-play that is already rolling in the early going. They are a more dangerous team with Vis in the lineup. Monitor his status near the start of warmups (6:30 pm ET).
Hamonic (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Hamonic left Monday's practice with an undisclosed injury and his status for tonight's meeting with the Maple Leafs is uncertain. Hamonic has one goal, a plus-3 rating and 23 penalty minutes in five games this season.
Halak will be in goal for the Islanders on Tuesday.
Halak allowed two goals on 37 shots in the Isles 3-1 loss to the Penguins on Saturday. It was Halak's first loss of the season, but was still a great outing against a dangerous Pens offence. Tonight, he will face the Maple Leafs having gone 3-1-0 with a 2.71 GAA and .913 SV% though four starts.
"Good chance" Visnovsky (upper-body) will play on Tuesday.
Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said that the team should be getting their veteran blueliner back on Tuesday vs. the Rangers. He has yet to play a game this season because of an upper-body injury he suffered in the preseason. He will help the Isles power-play that already ranks fifth in the NHL, clicking at 28.6%.
Grabovski awoke with concussion symptoms on Friday after passing concussion test on Thursday.
Grabovski was crunched by a much bigger John Scott on Thursday night, but the Isles said he didn't suffer a concussion after he passed the tests on Thursday night. He is out indefinitely and will not be evaluated until early next week.
Halak allowed three goals on 23 shots in Thursday's shootout win over the Sharks. Halak moved to 3-0-0 with a 2.92 GAA and .900 SV% in his first three starts with the Islanders. While it has been a great start, Halak runs into a great Penguins on the road tonight, making him for a risky start.