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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak to miss Islanders' Brooklyn opener against Blackhawks

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak will miss the team's first regular season game in Brooklyn on Friday night because of an undisclosed upper body injury.

Halak left New York's preseason opener on Sept. 21 after two periods and was sidelined for most of training camp. He took part in practice all week and was on the ice before the morning skate on Friday, but coach Jack Capuano said Halak "isn't 100 per cent."

Halak was 38-17-4 with six shutouts and a 2.43 goals-against average last season in his first year with the Islanders.

Thomas Greiss will start against the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks when the Islanders open their first season in Brooklyn after spending 43 years on Long Island.

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