NY Islanders (5th - Metropolitan) at Pittsburgh (2nd - Metropolitan)

Matchup Details
Fri, Mar 24 - PPG PAINTS Arena
FACEOFF - 7:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
NY Islanders 34-26-8-440-32-18920-10-5-214-16-3-237-30
Pittsburgh 46-17-6-434-3948129-4-2-117-13-4-342-27
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
New York
PPlayerStatusNotes
LWS. Prince
Ques Fri
Leg
03/22/17
Prince is sidelined with an injury to his leg and it is unclear if he will return Friday against the Penguins.
RWR. Strome
Out indefinitely
Wrist
03/23/17
Strome broke his wrist and is not expected rejoin the team unless they make a deep run in the playoffs.
DJ. Boychuk
Out indefinitely
Foot
03/20/17
Boychuk sustained an injury to his foot and it is unclear when an official timetable for a return will be established.
CM. Grabovski
I-R
Concussion
09/26/16
Grabovski is dealing with concussion-like symptoms and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Pittsburgh
PPlayerStatusNotes
CE. Malkin
Ques Fri
Shoulder
03/23/17
Malkin missed his third-consecutive game due to a shoulder injury and it is undetermined if he will rejoin the lineup Friday against the Islanders.
LWT. Sestito
Ques Fri
Upper Body
03/23/17
Sestito has sat out the past two games due to an upper-body injury it is unknown if he will play against the Islanders on Friday.
CJ. Guentzel
Out indefinitely
Concussion
03/22/17
Guentzel is going through the league's concussion protocol and it is unknown when he will be cleared in time to rejoin the lineup.
DR. Hainsey
Out indefinitely
Upper Body
03/17/17
Hainsey is expected to miss an extended amount of game action due to an injury to his upper body.
LWC. Hagelin
Late April
Lower Body
03/12/17
Hagelin is coping with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks of game action.
DO. Maatta
Early April
Hand
03/21/17
Maatta has been placed on the injured reserve following surgery to fix a left hand injury and is hoping to return during the beginning of April.
DK. Letang
Out indefinitely
Upper Body
03/07/17
Letang has been designated for injured reserve due to an upper-body injury and there is no timetable for a recovery.
DT. Daley
Early April
Knee
02/23/17
Daley underwent left knee surgery and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
RWB. Rust
Out indefinitely
Arm
02/14/17
Rust is on injured reserve after sustaining an injury to his arm and will miss an extended amount of game action.
NEWS

Covers Preview - The New York Islanders look to build off a huge road victory when they visit the Metropolitan Division-rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. The Islanders rallied to edge the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday to remain in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as they sit two points behind Boston for the second wild card.

 
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