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New York Islanders' Tim Wallace, right, crashes to (Credit: AP)

New York Islanders' Tim Wallace, right, crashes to the ice with Calgary Flames' Derek Smith during the second period. (Sept. 27, 2011)

Islanders preseason

The Islanders in action leading up to the 2011-12 regular season.

New York Islanders' Micheal Haley (18), of Canada,
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New York Islanders' Micheal Haley (18), of Canada, controls the puck as New Jersey Devils' Peter Harrold (29) falls during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Friday. (Sept. 30 2011)

Trevor Frischmon #28 of the New York Islanders
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Trevor Frischmon #28 of the New York Islanders checks David Steckel #15 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Sept. 30 2011)

Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders
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Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders hits Anton Stralman #45 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils shut out the Islanders 1-0. (Sept. 30, 2011)

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Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders
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Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders braces for the shot from David Steckel #15 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils shut out the Islanders 1-0. (Sept. 30 2011)

New York Islanders' Trevor Frischmon, left, tries for
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New York Islanders' Trevor Frischmon, left, tries for a rebound from Calgary Flames goalie Henrik Karlsson. (Sept. 27, 2011)

New York Islanders' Juston DiBenedetto, right, leaves Calgary
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New York Islanders' Juston DiBenedetto, right, leaves Calgary Flames' Anton Babchuk in his wake during the third period. (Sept. 27, 2011)

New York Islanders' Tim Wallace, right, crashes to
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New York Islanders' Tim Wallace, right, crashes to the ice with Calgary Flames' Derek Smith during the second period. (Sept. 27, 2011)

New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, right, watches
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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, right, watches the puck as Calgary Flames' Niklas Hagman tries for a deflection during the first period. (Sept. 27, 2011)

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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, lets
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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, lets in a goal from Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross during the second period. (Sept. 27, 2011)

New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov deflects the
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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov deflects the puck during the first period of a preseason hockey game against the Calgary Flames. (Sept. 27, 2011)

New York Islanders' Rhett Rakhashani, right, collides with
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New York Islanders' Rhett Rakhashani, right, collides with Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross during the first period. (Sept. 27, 2011)

New York Islanders' Blake Comeau, right, tries to
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New York Islanders' Blake Comeau, right, tries to slow down Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

New Jersey Devils' Steve Bernier, left, clears the
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New Jersey Devils' Steve Bernier, left, clears the puck away from New York Islanders' John Tavares in the first period of an NHL presesason hockey game. (Sept. 24, 2011)

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New Jersey Devils' Mattias Tedenby, right, and New
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New Jersey Devils' Mattias Tedenby, right, and New York Islanders' Mark Streit, left, fight for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Sept. 24, 2011)

New York Islanders' Mark Streit, left, is congratulated
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New York Islanders' Mark Streit, left, is congratulated by teammate John Tavares after scoring the team's second goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils. (Sept. 24, 2011)

Boston Bruins' Lane MacDermid (64) falls on New
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Boston Bruins' Lane MacDermid (64) falls on New York Islanders' Dylan Reese (42) while battling for the puck in the second period of a preseason hockey game in Boston. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, center, celebrates with
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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, center, celebrates with teammates Johnny Boychuk (55) and Matt Bartkowski (43) after defeating the New York Islanders 6-3 in preseason hockey game in Boston. (Sept. 23, 2011)

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (39) reaches
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New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (39) reaches to break up a shot by Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) as Islanders' Trevor Frischmon (28) defends in the second period of a preseason hockey game in Boston. (Sept. 23, 2011)

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New York Islanders' Dylan Reese shoots and scores
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New York Islanders' Dylan Reese shoots and scores on the Boston Bruins in the first period of a preseason hockey game. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, and
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Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, and New York Islanders' Jeremy Colliton (37) battle for the puck in the first period of a preseason hockey game in Boston. (Sept. 23, 2011)

New York Islanders' Tyler McNeely (62) and Boston
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New York Islanders' Tyler McNeely (62) and Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) battle for the puck in the first period of a preseason hockey game in Boston. (Sept. 23, 2011)

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