After missing the first week and a half of training camp, veteran forward Kyle Palmieri returned to the ice at Northwell Health Ice Center for the New York Islanders on Wednesday.
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Palmieri missed the first part of training camp while listed as day-to-day as he nursed an undisclosed injury that he suffered in unofficial workouts prior to the start of camp.
Although he wasn’t participating in practice, Palmieri skated on his own and was present in team meetings, according to Islanders head coach Lane Lambert.
The Islanders tried a number of different players in Palmieri’s place on the second line next to Brock Nelson and Pierre Engvall during his absence, including Hudson Fasching and William Dufour. While both Fasching and Dufour performed well, Palmieri’s return to the lineup nearly solidifies the Islanders’ top six.
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Now that Palmieri is back skating with the team, he has little time to prepare for the start of the regular season on Oct. 14, as the Islanders only have two preseason games remaining.
Last season, Palmieri posted 33 points with 16 goals for the Islanders while limited to just 55 games due to injury.