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.
Trotz: “Kuhnhackl is still day-to-day. Leo will be a game time decision, just a little stiffness so we’ll see after warmups. There’s no update on Andrew Ladd. He’s doing his therapy and protocols but I don’t have a time frame on it.” #Isles pic.twitter.com/bE1Y9yxTM6
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 12, 2018
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.
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:
Nate Schmidt came into the Golden Knights’ dressing room after practice today and immediately turned on his Christmas music. After chatting with him for about 10 minutes about Vegas’ resurgence, he loudly proclaimed, “I am the Christmas D.J.” There was nobody left in the room.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) December 11, 2018
- 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]