Jordan Eberle returned to practice on Monday morning, his first skate with the team in nearly three weeks.
Eberle wore a non-contact jersey during the team's practice and also came out for work with the Islanders goalies beforehand. The 29-year-old forward has been out since Oct. 12 after suffering a lower-body injury in the third period of the Islanders' 3-2 shootout win over the Florida Panthers.
Trotz said there was no timetable for Eberle's return, but it was obviously a good sign to see him participate in practice.
Eberle has three assists in five games for the Islanders this season.
LEDDY MISSES PRACTICE:
While Eberle returned, Nick Leddy was absent for Monday's practice.
The defenseman missed Saturday's 1-0 win over Buffalo with a lower-body injury and is considered day to day. Trotz said the team opted to hold Leddy off the ice for an extra day and should have more info on Tuesday. Noah Dobson practiced in Leddy's spot alongside Johnny Boychuk. Leo Komarov, who has been out since Oct. 19, also missed Monday's session. Komarov skated "hard" before the team's practice, but does not have a set time table for a return, per Trotz.
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