DETROIT - The Islanders placed defenseman Radek Martinek (left wrist) on injured reserve Friday, retroactive to Dec. 22.
Defenseman Jack Hillen did not play Friday night, either, although it was good news that kept him out of the lineup.
Hillen is expected to join the team in Calgary.
Former Islanders goaltender Chris Osgood, who recorded his 400th career win Wednesday for Detroit, said some of his favorite memories came while playing for the Islanders from 2001-2003 (he went 49-39-10).
"When people ask about the Islanders that year, I always say that was one of my favorite years," Osgood said, referring to 2001-02. "I was [in Detroit] for 10 [years] and we had won so much that we didn't appreciate winning as much as we should have. When I went to Long Island, we had a great group of guys that really enjoyed winning. We had a great year, making the playoffs for the first time in a while, and had an unbelievable series against Toronto. It's one of those years that when you look back on it, you'll always appreciate it because we had so much fun."
Matt Martin had 25 friends and family in attendance Friday night. Joe Louis Arena is a mere five minutes from where he grew up, just across the border in Windsor, Ontario.