Kyle Palmieri, Anthony Beauvillier remain out of Islanders' lineup
BOSTON — Not quite yet.
Right wings Kyle Palmieri (injured reserve/upper body) and Anthony Beauvillier (lower body) both skated with the Islanders for a second straight day at Tuesday’s morning skate. But neither took pregame warmups as they sat out again in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins at TD Garden.
“They are skating so that’s a good sign,” Lambert said.
Palmieri, injured in a collision with defenseman Morgan Rielly in a 3-2 overtime win in Toronto on Nov. 21, missed his 10th game. Beauvillier, who went hard into the backboards in Friday’s 6-4 road win over the Devils, missed his second.
As a result, Lambert elevated Cal Clutterbuck to second-line center Brock Nelson’s right wing along with Josh Bailey. Hudson Fasching skated in Clutterbuck’s usual spot with fourth-line center Casey Cizikas and Matt Martin.
It was Fasching’s fourth game since being recalled from the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport. He logged 9:16 without a shot.
Said Lambert, “We’ll hopefully see him continue to grow.”
The Islanders will not practice on Wednesday as they fly to Arizona for Friday night’s game against the Coyotes. Lambert did not say whether D Adam Pelech (suspected head injury), who did not travel to Boston, would rejoin the team at its next stop…D Robin Salo logged fewer than eight minutes of ice time for the second time in three games…Future Hall of Famer Zdeno Chara, who concluded his career with the Islanders last season, attended the game and visited his ex-teammates outside the postgame dressing room…Clutterbuck continued to wear a full cage to protect his nose, which was head-butted by Devils D Brendan Smith on Friday…LW Ross Johnston was the lone healthy scratch…C Mathew Barzal went 1-for-11 on faceoffs…D Alexander Romanov blocked a game-high five shots.