The Islanders are looking to get more Pageau more playing time than he is currently getting, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Pageau has averaged 15:11 of ice time this season, and coach Barry Trotz believes he needs to get Pageau on the ice more to get the best out of him. Pageau did receive an extra 28 seconds of ice time in the Islanders' 6-2 win over the Canadiens on Thursday and rewarded that extra time with his first multi-point game of the season. Whether or not Trotz can keep his promise and give more minutes to Pageau will likely depend on how well Pageau is playing on the third line with Oliver Wahlstrom and Zach Parise, along with how well the top two centers are are playing. The Islanders may not have dynamic goal scoring, but they are deep down the middle with Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas and Pageau.

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