New York Islanders: Five Things To Watch Down the Stretch

By Kenny Conrade
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Feb 17, 2015; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski (84) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

4. Will Everyone Get Healthy? 

After playing such a condensed schedule in the month of February, understandably, many Islanders are a bit banged up.

Forward Frans Nielsen has missed some practice time over the past few weeks because he is a bit dinged up and Tyler Kennedy is rumored to be out of tonight’s game as well. Michael Grabner has also not been in the lineup the past few games because he is sick.

Mikhail Grabovski has also not played for the Isles since mid February due to a concussion and is yet to practice with the team. According to Jack Capuano he has his good and bad days, just like anyone who has gotten their bell rung in that fashion.

It will also, obviously, be crucial for the Isles to stay healthy as we come down the home stretch if they want to make some noise in the playoffs.

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