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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders vs Golden Knights

News, notes and quotes ahead of Wednesday's Islanders-Golden Knights game

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night at Barclays Center at 7 p.m. Buy tickets. Watch the game on MSG+, MSG GO, or NHL.TV. Listen live on 88.7FM WRHU, 103.9FM LI News or online at Read the game preview. Check the game notes.


Cal Clutterbuck and Jordan Eberle both participated in the team's morning skate and appear to be healthy and ready to go for Wednesday's game. Both Clutterbuck and Eberle left Monday's game in the third period. 

Tom Kuhnhackl and Leo Komarov were not on the ice for Wednesday's skate. Kuhnhackl, who has missed two straight games, is still considered day-to-day, while Komarov, who is dealing with some stiffness, is a game-time decision. 

Robin Lehner was the first goalie off the ice after morning skate, suggesting he'll start on Wednesday. Lehner stopped 23-of-24 shots in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss. 


Should Komarov not be able to play, Josh Ho-Sang is expected to fill in on the third line and make his season debut. 

"I'm excited and looking forward to the chance to potentially play," Ho-Sang said. "I'm here for backup." 

Ho-Sang last played an NHL game on Dec. 14, 2017, spending the next calendar year with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Ho-Sang led the Sound Tigers with 22 points (2G, 20A) at the time of his recall on Sunday. 

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Paul Stastny's status is the big question for Vegas heading into Wednesday's game. The center has been out since Dec. 8 with a lower-body injury. He practiced with Oscar Lindberg, Tomas Nosek and Ryan Carpenter at Tuesday's practice, but is officially a game-time decision. 


Jonathan Marchessault - William Karlsson - Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty - Cody Eakin - Alex Tuch
Oscar Lindberg - Tomas Nosek - Ryan Carpenter
Will Carrier - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Ryan Reaves

Brayden McNabb - Nate Schmidt
Shea Theodore - Deryk Engelland
Nick Holden - Colin Miller

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