Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will not play in back-to-back road games this weekend, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Hedman, who has a lower-body injury, will not play Saturday against the New York Islanders nor Sunday against the Washington Capitals.
Defenseman Matt Taormina has been called up from Syracuse of the American Hockey League.
Forward Nate Thompson will return to the Lightning lineup after serving a two-game NHL suspension for a hit delivered against the New Jersey Devils.
Goalie Ben Bishop, who posted a 5-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes in his Tampa Bay debut Thursday, will start. He was acquired in a deadline-day trade from the Ottawa Senators.
Here is how the lineups might look Saturday at Nassau Coliseum:
Benoit Pouliot - Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis
Richard Panik - Vincent Lecavalier - Brett Connolly
Teddy Purcell - Alex Killorn - Tom Pyatt
Tyler Johnson - Nate Thompson - B.J. Crombeen
Eric Brewer - Matthew Carle
Sami Salo - Matt Taormina
Keith Aulie - Radko Gudas
Injured: Victor Hedman (lower body), Ryan Malone (shoulder), Anders Lindback (ankle), Pierre-Cedric Labrie (upper body)
Matt Moulson - John Tavares - Brad Boyes
Josh Bailey - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner - Keith Aucoin - Colin McDonald
Marty Reasoner - Casey Cizikas - Matt Martin
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Thomas Hickey - Lubomir Visnovsky
Mark Streit - Matt Carkner