Rush has missed the previous six games with a sprained toe. If he can play, it is unclear if the team will opt to ease him back into action. Shabazz Muhammad is also questionble, so Rush could be needed for some extra minutes if he cannot go.
Green was limited to 15 minutes during Monday's game against the Heat for precautionary reasons after being kneed near the groin area in the first half, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Green indicated after Monday's game that he'll likely play Wednesday against Sacramento, although it's certainly possible that coach Gregg Popovich will err on the side of caution and allow Green to rest Wednesday, even though the injury isn't believed to be overly serious. If Green sits, Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons will be in line for added minutes.
Hanifin served as a healthy scratch for Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Hanifin was a minus-3 in the Canes' previous game -- Friday's 7-1 loss to the Penguins -- so this was probably just a case of coach Bill Peters sending the 19-year-old rearguard a message. Hanifin had played in 45 consecutive games prior to the benching, so it's safe to say he probably won't be sitting out for long.
Clutterbuck (undisclosed) is back in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Flyers.
Clutterbuck returns to the Islanders' fourth line after a three-game absence due to injury. Considering he averages only 14:49 of ice time, his three goals and 12 assists aren't actually too bad. However, "not too bad" isn't good enough for fantasy purposes and that leaves Clutterbuck as nothing more than a bottom-six filler for now.
Slavin recorded an assist for the second consecutive game during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. The helper came on the power play, where he saw a season-high TOI of 6:04.
Slavin is now up to 18 points on the season, and should easily surpass last year's total of 20 which he scored in 63 games as a rookie. Overall, Slavin continues to develop into a well-rounded, top-four caliber defenseman, thanks to the additional on-ice responsibility being afforded him by Canes coach Bill Peters. He still provides fantasy value in deeper formats only, but his stock is rising.
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