As expected, Pageau (hand) will be ready for the Islanders' Opening Night matchup with the Hurricanes on Oct. 14, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Pageau underwent hand surgery in late-June after the Isles were eliminated by the Lightning in the playoffs, but he was always expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign. The 28-year-old forward picked up 14 goals and 28 points while averaging 16:47 of ice time through 54 games last season.

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