He'd have been even happier if his equipment had made the trip as quickly.
The 18-year-old son of former NHL defenseman Paul Reinhart had to spend his first day as an Islander watching everyone else take part in drills at IceWorks because his equipment was somewhere between Long Island and his home in North Vancouver, B.C. -- although given Reinhart's whirlwind schedule during the past week, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said giving the youngster a day off from on-ice workouts on Tuesday wasn't such a bad idea.
"Talking to Griffin, he probably could use a break," Capuano said. "He's been going through a lot this weekend -- not only physically but mentally, it's a drain on a young kid."