Coburn has only played two games with the Islanders since being acquired at the trade deadline.

The Islanders traded for Coburn because they wanted an insurance policy in case one of their top six defenders got injured. The Isles trust Coburn more than Thomas Hickey or Sebastian Aho, but Coburn won't crack the lineup barring an injury, unless the Islanders opt to rest one of their regulars on defense now that they have clinched a playoff spot.

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