Tom Kuhnhackl took a maintenance day on Friday, per Islanders Head Coach Barry Trotz.
Trotz said Kuhnhackl had a slight strain on Thursday, but is expected to be in the lineup during Saturday's game against Boston. Kuhnhackl has four points (3G, 1A) in 16 games this season, with all three goals coming in the past six games. With Kuhnhackl absent, Ross Johnston took line rushes with Derick Brassard and Michael Dal Colle.
Watch Trotz's media availability and see photos from practice below.
Video: Practice 1/10: Barry Trotz
AHO RETURNED TO BRIDGEPORT:
Sebastian Aho was returned on loan to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Thursday afternoon. Aho was recalled on Jan. 3 in wake of a season-ending injury to Adam Pelech. The Sound Tigers play three games over the weekend.