Islanders' Derick Brassard: Doesn't play Saturday

Brassard (illness) missed practice Friday and was likely held out of the game Saturday versus the Rangers as a precaution, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Brassard shouldn't be in any danger of missing the season opener versus Washington on Friday. He's expected to center the third line for the Islanders to start the season with Leo Komarov and Anthony Beauvillier flanking him.

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