John Tavares to meet Islanders in Carolina after All-Star game. JT tallied a goal, an assist and had an impressive six shots in his NHL All-Star debut, but his Team Alfredsson fell by a score of 12-9 to Team Chara.
Arthur Staple reports that the Islanders recall F Rhett Rakhshani and G Kevin Poulin on loan from Bridgeport. There is no word yet on why Kevin Poulin has officially been recalled.
Chris Botta speculates that with Al Montoya not at 100% and Evgeni Nabokov drawing some trade interest with deadline a few weeks away, the Islanders are being smart with Kevin Poulin’s recall.
Staple adds, Brian Rolston, Tim Wallace likeliest candidates to sit if Rhett Rakhshani plays.
Brian Rolston is skating with Matt Moulson and Kyle Okposo while Rhett Rakhshani joins Josh Bailey and Matt Martin. Al Montoya, Evgeni Nabokov and Kevin Poulin are all skating at practice today. Marty Reasoner (IR) is also a full participant.
Casey Cizikas is playing in the AHL All-Star game in Atlantic City, N.J. tonight.