The New York Islanders will be without Anthony Beauvillier when they take the ice on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Beauvillier suffered a lower-body injury on Jan. 24 against the New Jersey Devils and was placed on the injured reserve list two days later. He has been day-to-day since. Beauvillier had begun skating on his own earlier this week at Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow.
Islanders head coach Barry Trotz said that Anthony Beauvillier skated “basically by himself” on Friday.
“He’s made some good strides,” Trotz said. “He’s pretty happy. He had a big smile on his face. When guys start getting a big smile on their face they’re making progress.”
However, the Islanders coached added that Beauvillier wouldn’t be available to play against Pittsburgh.
Anthony Beauvillier has one point — an assist — in five games this season and had been one of the players the team needed to step up a bit more before the injury. The Islanders offense has continued to struggle without Beauvillier, but things had gotten slightly better.
The Islanders had scored nine goals through the first five games, which Beauvillierhad been in the lineup for. They only scored 10 over the four games that he was not in the lineup.
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