NEW YORK -- It's been nearly a month since New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss has played, but he'll get the start when the Islanders host the Edmonton Oilers at Barclays Center on Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET; SNW, MSG+, NHL.TV).
Greiss, arguably the Islanders' most valuable player the first half of the season, hasn't played since Jan. 12, when he made 18 saves in a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He finds himself in a three-goalie rotation with Jaroslav Halak and Jean-Francois Berube.
"It's been a little while, but he's practiced extremely hard," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said of Greiss. "He takes a lot of pride on and off the ice on how he handles himself. He's got to come up big for us here today."