Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald is out for Saturday's game with an injured hand.
MacDonald, who suffered the hand injury during last night's 3-2 OT win over Tampa Bay, flew back to New York today to undergo a medical evaluation with team doctors.
Either Jack Hillen or Bruno Gervais will replace him in the lineup
Blake Comeau, who left the ice briefly after being tripped by Pavel Kubina with less than ten seconds to play in regulation last night, suffered a charley horse from the hit, but it fine. Comeau returned to the ice during the overtime period.
Select few players on the ice with assistant coaches Dean Chynoweth and Scott Allen for practice at BankAtlantic Center today:
Forwards: Josh Bailey, Nino Niederreiter, P.A. Parenteau, Trevor Gillies
Defenseman: Jack Hillen, Bruno Gervais
Goaltender: Dwayne Roloson