Islanders practice: Palmieri still missing, Salo supported and more

EAST MEADOW, NY — After four straight wins, including a whopping third third against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, the New York Islanders got back on the ice to practice Monday morning.

The New York Islanders take on the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

Everyone was considered in training except striker Kyle Palmieri. The 31-year-old has missed the last three games for New York with an upper-body injury. He was removed from contention against the Toronto Maple Leafs last Monday because of a concussion when he was brutally hit by Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly.

Simon Holmstrom has played in his place for the last three games as the 21-year-old made his NHL debut in the 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Robin Salo, on loan to Bridgeport on Sunday morning, is back with New York after beating the Springfield Thunderbirds (St. Louis Blues) 6-4.

“It was fun. It was good. It’s always fun to play,” Robin Salo told NYI Hockey Now. “It’s great to play, to have some time on the ice there and we got a win too. “

How he thought he played: “I mean we won and that’s the most important thing. I felt like I just had to dig into it a little bit. It took me a while to get in there in time. I hadn’t played for a while, but once I did, I felt good.”

After their routine warm-up, the islanders completed a tight three-on-three exercise.

After changing rinks, they performed a drill in the offensive zone, which turned into a rush when changing.

During those rushes, here were the lines:

Josh Bailey Mat Barzal Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee Brock Nelson Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-JG-Pageau-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck

Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
Adam Pelech Ryan Pulock
Alex Romanov-Scott Mayfield

Ilya Sorokin
Semyon Varlamov

Ross Johnston and Robin Salo were the extras.

Ilya Sorokin was the first goalie to leave the ice, so take that as you will.

After practice, New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert shared that Palmieri is still considered day-to-day and will not be traveling to Philadelphia.

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