Grabovski (upper body) will play Friday against the Canadiens. Grabovski left Monday's game against Arizona with an upper-body ailment, but returned to practice Wednesday, and will draw into the Islanders' lineup for Friday's tilt against Montreal. He is expected to return to his role centering the Islanders' third line and second power-play unit in the contest.
Grabovski (upper body) practiced Wednesday, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports. Grabovski took a stiff hit in Monday's matchup, but the good news was that it looked to be more of a rib injury and wasn't a head injury. He's been plagued by concussion problems in the past, but this injury is wholly unrelated to that. While he's not a big scorer as he has just eight points in 19 games, he's an integral piece of the Isles middle-six. The Islanders don't play again until Friday, which should give him time to rest up.
Grabovski will not return to Monday night's game against the Coyotes with an upper body injury. Grabovski totaled just 7:45 of ice time Monday before leaving in pain after a collision. He can be considered day-to-day until the Islanders provide an update on his condition. His next chance to return to the ice will be on Friday when the Islanders host Montreal.
Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, TSN's James Mirtle reports.
Coach Jack Capuano said after Wednesday's practice that Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) has a "real good chance" of playing in Thursday's Game 5 against the Capitals, Katie Strang of ESPN New York reports.
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