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Rosner Wrap: Provorov Skips Pride Night Warmup, Maurice Blames Official

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The New York Islanders are off back in action Wednesday night, as they host the Boston Bruins before flying to Buffalo to face the Sabres on Thursday.

The Islanders are currently 1-1-2 on this homestand and find themselves not in a playoff spot with the Pittsburgh Penguins (second wild-card spot) having played two fewer games (50 points each).

Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:

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The New York Islanders have a problem. The opposition continues to take liberties against them without a fear of retaliation as no one on the Islanders went after Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin Monday night following his dangerous hit on Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

Tuesday morning, Dr. Chris Nowinski, a neuroscientist and the CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, ripped the NHL for their concussion protocol in a Twitter post.

Monday night following the game, New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert was asked if he believed his team had enough finishers on the roster. Here’s his answer.

On Monday morning, Vancouver Canucks president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford spoke to the media to provide a status report on the team, as well as Bo Horvat’s contract situation.

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Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy admitted that it wasn’t until last March that he realized just how good his teammate and sometimes partner on the Bruins’ blue line, Hampus Lindholm is.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Tristan Jarry says he doesn’t have a target date for getting back into the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup.

Philly Hockey Now: Citing his religious beliefs, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov missed Pride Night warmups Tuesday.

Washington Hockey Now: Here’s why Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette scratched Anthony Mantha for the third time and why he shook up the lineup again after a win. 

Florida Hockey Now:  Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice believes his past with referee Francois St. Laurent came into play in their 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Detroit Hokey Now: Here is a list of Detroit Red Wings players who could draw interest at this year’s trade deadline.

Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights could benefit from the Vancouver Canucks mess.

San Jose Hockey Now: San Jose Sharks Kevin Labanc and David Quinn aren’t seeing the game the same way. That’s why the forward was benched.

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