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Islanders Practice: Palmieri Still Missing, Salo Back Up & More



New York Islanders

EAST MEADOW, NY– After four straight wins, which included a colossal third period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night,  the New York Islanders were back on the ice for practice on Monday morning.

The New York Islanders face the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night at 7:30 PM at Wells Fargo Center.

Everyone was accounted for at practice except forward Kyle Palmieri. The 31-year-old has missed the last three games for New York with an upper-body injury. He was removed from the contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs last Monday due to concussion protocol, as he took a brutal hit from Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly.

Simon Holmstrom has played the last three games in his place, as the 21-year-old made his NHL debut in the 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Robin Salo, who was loaned to Bridgeport on Sunday morning, is back up with New York after playing in the 6-4 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds (St. Louis Blues).

“It was fun. It was good. It’s always fun to play,” Robin Salo told NYI Hockey Now. “It’s great to play, get some ice time there, and we got a win too.”

As for how he thought he played: “I mean, we got the win, and that’s the most important. I felt like I just had to get into it a little bit. It took a while to get into it, timing-wise. I hadn’t played in a while, but then when I got going, I felt good.”

After their routine warmup, the Islanders ran an in-tight three-on-three drill.

Once they switched rinks, they ran an offensive-zone drill which turned into a rush in transition.

During those rushes, here were the lines:

Josh Bailey-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-JG-Pageau-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck

Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Alex Romanov-Scott Mayfield

Ilya Sorokin
Semyon Varlamov

Ross Johnston and Robin Salo were the extras.

Ilya Sorokin was the first goaltender off the ice, so take that as you may.

Following practice, New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert shared that Palmieri was still considered day-to-day and would not make the trip to Philadelphia.