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Isles Day to Day: Komarov Nearing Return

Leo Komarov could return this week, plus Lou Lamoriello gives updates on the Isles injured players

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

New York Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello provided some updates on the team's injured players on Tuesday morning. 

Leo Komarov, who has been out with an illness and neck injury since Oct. 19, has resumed skating and could join the team within the week, per Lamoriello. It's unclear when Komarov suffered the neck injury, but Lamoriello said it was a combination of the two that's kept the forward out for the past six games. 

Matt Martin, out with a lower-body injury since Oct. 25, has resumed skating, but will be out at least another week to 10 days. Tom Kuhnhackl, also out with a lower-body injury since Oct. 25, has not resumed skating. Both Martin and Kuhnhackl were initially slated to miss four-to-six weeks.Nick Leddy is considered day to day with a lower-body injury. 

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Down to 12 forwards and six defensemen, the Islanders called up some reinforcements ahead of Tuesday's game with Ottawa. Forward Otto Koivula and defenseman Seth Helgeson were both recalled from Bridgeport, but will be sent down on Tuesday night as long as the Isles don't suffer any further injuries ahead of puck drop, as the Sound Tigers play on Wednesday morning. 

Lamoriello also offered updates on Andrew Ladd, who is on conditioning assignment in Bridgeport, and Bode Wilde, who is getting back into hockey shape after recovering from a high ankle sprain. 

Ladd will be recalled by the Islanders after Wednesday's game, while Wilde, the Isles' 2018 second-round pick, could make his AHL debut next week. 

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