ST. LOUIS — The injury news was relatively promising for the Islanders on Thursday.
Michael Dal Colle logged 16:46 in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues at Enterprise Center and defenseman Andy Greene participated in the morning skate, though he did not dress for the game.
Both left Tuesday night’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum with what initially appeared to be potentially serious issues.
Dal Colle, trying to locate the puck at his skates, took a huge check from defenseman Jacob Trouba at 5:52 of the third period that forced him into the concussion protocol. Trouba was not penalized and the NHL did not issue supplementary punishment.
“It happened quick,” Dal Colle said. “I know hockey is a fast-paced game. I was in a vulnerable position. The puck was a little behind me. He made a play. Maybe it was a little high. Maybe it wasn’t. It’s not really up to me. But I’m just thankful nothing too serious came out of it.”
Greene, listed as day-to-day, exited in the first period after appearing to injure his left shoulder or arm in a collision with Brendan Lemieux.
He said he received treatment on Wednesday and Thursday.
“I feel much better today,” Greene said. “I tweaked it a little bit.”
Cal Clutterbuck (left wrist), out since Dec. 19, also skated with the team.
Jordan Eberle extended his point streak to five games, with five goals and two assists . . . Mathew Barzal had two assists for the third straight game . . . Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, out for the season after suffering a cardiac episode on Feb. 11, watched from a suite and received a standing ovation during a first-period stoppage . . . Matt Martin was a healthy scratch for the first time since Oct. 17.
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