Johnny Boychuk skated before Monday's practice, his first skate since sustaining a lower-body injury on March 3 against Chicago.
"He's been working hard getting his lungs going a little bit, getting his legs a little bit," Interim Coach Doug Weight said. "He felt pretty good today, so it was a positive day, but he's got a ways to go."
Boychuk has 21 points (6G, 15A) in 59 games this season.
Shane Prince also returned to practice on Monday. Prince has been sidelined since March 7 with an upper-body injury.
"Princey looked good," Weight said. "He feels pretty good. He really pushed it and it was a tough practice, obviously. He decided he wanted to get out there and see how it reacts."
Prince has 18 points (5G, 13A) in 47 games this season.
ISLES PRACTICE LINES:
Doug Weight shuffled his lines at Monday's practice, reuniting his fourth line of Nikolay Kulemin, Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck, while also shifting Andrew Ladd to John Tavares' left wing.
Weight didn't commit to these as Wednesday's lines against the New York Rangers, saying it's part of the Islanders ongoing player analysis.
|LEFT WING ||CENTER ||RIGHT WING |
|ANDREW LADD ||JOHN TAVARES ||JOSH BAILEY |
|ANDERS LEE ||ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER ||JOSH HO-SANG |
|BROCK NELSON ||RYAN STROME ||JASON CHIMERA |
|NIKOLAY KULEMIN ||CASEY CIZIKAS ||CAL CLUTTERBUCK |
|STEPHEN GIONTA ||ALAN QUINE ||SHANE PRINCE |