Practice Updates 2/26/14

News, notes and quotes from the Islanders practice at Nassau Coliseum.

Wednesday, 02.26.2014 / 12:39 PM / News
New York Islanders

The Islanders hit the ice for their final day of practice before kicking off their final 22 games of the season tomorrow night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Head coach Jack Capuano called the last week of practices a mini-training camp, aimed at reconditioning his players after having 10 days off for the Olympic break.

“It feels like we’ve had a week’s worth of practice and we’ve had some pretty good skates,” Travis Hamonic said. “At this point, we’re getting sick of practicing. We’re excited to get it going and get it started.”

Prior to practice, the Islanders did some extended work on their power play. Call ups Ryan Strome and Anders Lee practiced on the second power-play unit, while Brock Nelson centered the first unit. Due to the injuries up front, both units also featured two defensemen on the point.

Wednesday’s Power-play Units:

1st: Vanek-Nelson-Okposo, MacDonald-Visnovsky

2nd: Lee-Strome-Bailey, Hamonic-de Haan

Martin Skates: Matt Martin skated with the team in a yellow non-contact jersey. Capuano said Martin would not play Thursday against Toronto, but could be back this weekend.

Wednesday’s Lines:

Vanek-Nelson-Okposo; Grabner-Bailey-Clutterbuck; Lee-Strome-McDonald; Boulton-Cizikas-Halmo

De Haan-Hamonic; Hickey-Visnovsky; Strait-MacDonald


Ryan Strome and Casey Cizikas face off during the Islanders practice.

The Islanders work on their power play during Wednesday's practice.

The Islanders work on their power play during Wednesday's practice.

Matt Martin skated in a yellow non-contact jersey during Wednesday's practice.

Ryan Strome skates during Wednesday's practice at Nassau Coliseum. 


K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
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