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A look at the Islanders' three groups in training camp

Joshua Ho-Sang of the Islanders skates during the

Joshua Ho-Sang of the Islanders skates during the first day of rookie camp at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso

Islanders coach Jack Capuano decided to divide his full-to-bursting camp of 62 players into three groups rather than separate by NHL and AHL campers. So the groups, which will rotate ice times each of the three days before Monday's two games in Newfoundland, are built according to the coach's specifications, but not built with an eye on future line or defense combinations.

Here are the groups:

GROUP A

Forward lines

Michael Dal Colle-Ryan Strome-Kyle Okposo

Nikolai Kulemin-Mikhail Grabovski-Jack Skille

John Persson-Alan Quine-Colin McDonald

Mike Halmo-Chris Langkow-Eric Boulton

Defense

Lubomir Visnovsky-Ryan Pulock

Griffin Reinhart-Travis Hamonic

Adam Pelech-Aaron Ness, Mark Nemec

Goaltenders

Jaroslav Halak, Phillippe Trudeau

GROUP B

Forward lines

Michael Grabner-Frans Nielsen-Cory Conacher

Brock Nelson-Casey Cizikas-Josh Bailey

Brett Gallant-Lukas Sutter-C.J. Stretch

Justin Courtnall-Victor Crus-Rydberg-Ross Johnston

Defense

Thomas Hickey-Ville Pokka

Matt Donovan-Matt Carkner

Andrey Pedan-Jesse Graham

Goaltenders

Chad Johnson, David Leggio

GROUP C

Anders Lee-John Tavares-Joshua Ho-Sang

Matt Martin-Johan Sundstrom-Cal Clutterbuck

Harry Zolnierczyk-Kael Mouillerat-Sebatian Collberg

Colton Gillies-Connor Graham-Scooter Vaughan

Defense

T.J. Brennan-Brian Strait

Kevin Czuczman-Scott Mayfiel

Calvin de Haan-Loic Leduc, Kyle Burroughs

Goaltenders

Kevin Poulin, Shane Owen

There are some interesting combinations and trios that you won't see once the puck drops in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Oct. 10. Dal Colle and Ho-Sang, the Isles' two 2014 first-round picks, are getting a little education in their first NHL camps by playing with Okposo and Tavares.

The preseason game rosters should be a better indication of who is where on the depth charts.

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