Pulock (upper body) is in the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Lightning. Pulock could make for a decent value play in daily contests, as the 21-year-old blueliner has a bit of offensive upside, notching seven points and 18 shots on goal over 19 games this season. The 2013 first-round pick will skate alongside Thomas Hickey on the Islanders' third pairing in Friday's Game 4.
Pulock (upper body) was once again at practice Thursday for the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. It was thought that Pulock would return for Game 3 but he was given a few extra days off. He is expected to replace Marek Zidlicky in the lineup for Friday's pivotal Game 4. Pulock still has plenty of rough edges to grind down but he also possesses a rocket of a shot from the point and isn't afraid to let it go.
The reason Pulock (upper body) didn't play Tuesday wasn't because he suffered a setback, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. All signs were pointing towards a return to action in Game 3 for Pulock but he ended up being scratched. Coach Jack Capuano has been known to be loyal to a fault with his veteran players so perhaps that is the reason he kept Marek Zidlicky in the lineup or perhaps he just wanted to give Pulock a couple of extra days to heal. Either way he is expected to play in Game 4 on Friday.
Pulock (upper body) will not be available for Game 3 against the Lightning on Tuesday, Newsday reports. Previous reports indicated that Pulock was on track to return Tuesday night, but evidently needs more time to recover. Without him, look for Marek Zidlicky to remain on the third defensive pairing with Thomas Hickey.
Pulock (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday for Game 3, Andy Graziano of Islanders Point Blank reports. Pulock has missed the first two games of the series due to the injury but should replace Marek Zidlicky in the lineup. Pulock will still make the occasional mistake in his own end but his booming shot from the point gives the Islanders a dynamic they want and need in their lineup.
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