Varlamov (undisclosed) didn't practice with the Islanders on Wednesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Varlamov was forced to leave the game Monday with what coach Barry Trotz called a strain, but he didn't elaborate any further. Trotz also stated Wednesday that he fully expects Varlamov to be ready when the Islanders open up the playoffs versus the Penguins, possibly Saturday or Sunday.

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