Alan Quine returned to the New York Islanders on Wednesday morning after completing a two-week conditioning stint with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Quine, who suffered an upper-body injury in September, was assigned to Bridgeport on Oct 26. The Islanders forward scored one goal in four games with the Sound Tigers, using the two weeks to get his timing back on the ice.
"It was important for me to get some games in, I missed training camp so it was good to get some of the rust out and get used to playing games again," Quine said. "Every game I felt like I was taking steps to where I need to be... getting back into game action and taking hits and all of that stuff and getting the rust out, so it's important."
Head Coach Doug Weight said Wednesday that he expects to see Quine in the lineup for Friday's game against Dallas, especially since Nikolay Kulemin was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, retroactive to Nov. 7.