NHL Live with Bill Pidto and Ken Daneyko, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will continue its 2014-15 season preview by focusing in on the New York Islanders and Arizona Coyotes.
Newsday reporter Arthur Staple will call in from Brooklyn, where the Islanders face the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center in preseason action Friday.
Standout defenseman Keith Yandle will join the show to talk about the Coyotes.
Former Devils standout John MacLean, now working for MSG Network, will join the show in the second hour.
The Carolina Hurricanes have lost center Jordan Staal for 3-4 months following surgery to repair a broken fibula. General manager Ron Francis will call in at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Staal's absence and the Hurricanes' hopes for this season.