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Informal Skate Updates

A group of Islanders held an informal workout at Islanders IceWorks

Friday, 09.5.2014 / 1:12 PM ET / News
By Cory Wright
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Informal Skate Updates

A group of Isles held an informal skate Friday, as members of the team continue to filter back to Long Island. The group, which included Frans Nielsen, Matt Martin and Brock Nelson among others, skated at Islanders Iceworks in Syosset, running a series of conditioning and puck-handling drills.

Coaches are not permitted to work with the players until training camp officially opens on Sept. 18 (rookies report on Sept. 11), so veterans Eric Boulton, Matt Carkner and Martin are holding court for now.

“Right now we’re just trying to get the timing back,” Boulton said. “We are doing a lot of the drills the coaches ran last year. [We’re working on] condition, timing, foot speed and getting back into game shape.”

Jaroslav Halak, the Islanders new goaltender, checked in at Iceworks Friday and is expected to begin skating Saturday.

The informal skates also serve to get the newest Islanders acclimated with the practice facility and Long Island. T.J. Brennan and Lukas Sutter were both on hand Friday.

“I’ve been here for a few days living in the hotel… so it’s nice to get acquainted with some of the guys,” Brennan said. “I’m getting to know the area and finding my way around. It’s definitely in my plans to get out and try to golf at a couple of the nice courses around here.”

Friday’s Roster:





J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08 is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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