Aho (personal) returned to practice Friday, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Aho missed Thursday's loss to the Devils to be present for the birth of his child, but he'll be an option for Saturday's matchup with Washington. The 25-year-old defender has been a healthy scratch for five of the Islanders last six games, so he'll be facing an uphill battle to crack the lineup against the Capitals.
Aho is out of the lineup Thursday due to the birth of his child, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. Aho may not have played Thursday anyway, as he and Robin Salo have been battling for the final spot on defense with Ryan Pulock still on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury.
Aho has been taken out of COVID-19 protocols by the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Aho should be good to go when the Islanders next play Jan. 13 versus the Devils.
Aho was placed in COVID-19 protocols on Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Aho will not be available Thursday against the Sabres and will have to quickly leave protocols to have a chance at playing Saturday against Edmonton. The 25-year-old defenseman has two points and 17 shots through 12 games this season.
Aho only has two points, both assists, and a minus-6 rating in 12 games this season. Aho will be competing with Robin Salo (COVID-19) for the right to play on the third pairing with Andy Greene until Ryan Pulock (lower body) is ready to be activated from injured reserve.
Last 7 Games
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