DETROIT — Take a seat, Shane and Scott. Just don’t get too comfortable in it.

Cal Clutterbuck and Thomas Hickey returned to the lineup for the Islanders on Friday night, replacing Shane Prince and Scott Mayfield, but coach Doug Weight said before the game that he’s intent on finding ways to slot in the two 24-year-olds.

“[They’re] tough decisions,” Weight said. “I think the guys have all played well when they had the chance, so I think it’s a good thing for our staff to have these difficult decisions. We reiterated with Shane and Scott that they’ve been really good. We’re going to try to get everyone in more frequently.”

Clutterbuck returned to the ice after suffering a lower-body injury on Jan. 26 and missing Tuesday night’s game against the Capitals. Hickey (lower-body injury) missed the last two games.

Chimera reaches 1,000

Friday night was Jason Chimera’s 1,000th NHL game, 20th among active players. The 16-year veteran forward is the 307th player to achieve the feat in the league’s nearly century-old history. He said his parents, his wife and former AHL teammate Brian Swanson made the trip to Detroit to watch.

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“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t pretty cool,” said Chimera, 37, who has played in 155 straight games. “It’s just a cool number. You can be proud of that.”

Weight added that accomplishments like that soon could go by the wayside as the league skews younger.

“I think that’s probably the most undervalued [attribute] that a player can have is that longevity,” he said. “Over the past five, six seasons, we’ve seen this league go very young. These kids are ready, they’re determined and they come in and make a point early to force you to put them into the lineup. Those older guys, you’ll see less and less guys. Whether it’s cyclical, we’ll find out, but we’ll see less and less guys get to that point. It’s an amazing achievement for Jason.”