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Introduction of new Islanders owners postponed

Jonathan Ledecky, left, and Scott D. Malkin.

Jonathan Ledecky, left, and Scott D. Malkin. Photo Credit: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak

The scheduled news conference to officially introduce new Islanders minority owners Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin was postponed from Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict with one of the men (not identified) who have purchased a share of the team from Charles Wang.

The public unveiling will likely take place in the next week or two, according to the team. There is no issue with the sale, which has already been completed and approved by the NHL's Board of Governors.

Ledecky, a former co-owner of the Capitals, and Malkin, a London-based investor, agreed to purchase a share of the Islanders from Wang in August. They will be minority owners for this season and next before taking over a majority interest in the 2016-17 season.

Lineup remains the same

Jack Capuano is loath to change when things are going well, so he kept the same three healthy scratches as the first two games: forwards Eric Boulton and Colin McDonald and defenseman Matt Donovan.

But changes could be coming soon. Calvin de Haan skated with his teammates yesterday morning, the second straight practice he's had with the full group since suffering an upper-body injury the first week of training camp.

De Haan was projected as one of the Isles' top four defensemen before the injury, which was also before the acquisition of veterans Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk. If de Haan is ready to come off injured reserve for tomorrow's game with the Sharks at Nassau Coliseum, rookie Griffin Reinhart may be the odd man out and headed to Bridgeport.

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