Islanders face Columbus for the first  time this season just as they acquired a couple new players in a trade with Washington yesterday. The Capitals traded captain Chris Clark and defenseman Milan Jurcina for left wing Jason Chimera.

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Roloson in net

Doug Weight was skating with the rest of the team, an indication he's getting closer to returning from a shoulder injury.

Also, Rick DiPietro is out on the ice this morning along with Martin Biron and Dwayne Roloson. Assuming he feels good after this morning's skate, he'll head to Bridgeport to play in a game this weekend.

***A quick World Junior's update: Both Travis Hamonic and Calvin de Haan both had an assist as Canada remains unbeaten after yesterday's 6-0 win over Switzerland. Kirill Petrov also had an assist in Russia's 2-0 victory against Finland. And Anton Klementyev had 2 penalty minutes in the game.