Josh Bailey, Ryan Pulock of the Islanders lineup vs. the Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Josh Bailey and enduring defender Ryan Pulock can both miss more than just the Islanders ’6-1 loss to the Panthers on Tuesday night at the FLA Live Arena.

Bailey was placed on the COVID-19 protocol after a positive test, although he was asymptomatic. He did not follow the team back to New York after the game, but was quarantined in a Florida hotel. He is the first resident of the island to be placed on the COVID-19 protocol this season.

The Islanders will play next Saturday night as they open a $ 1.1 billion UBS arena against Flames. They will also host Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

Pulock (lower body), who was likely injured in Monday night’s 4-1 loss to Lightning, will be re-evaluated in New York, and coach Barry Trotz said he has no update on his possible return timeline.

He had just made a series of Ironman record defenses while playing the 263rd consecutive game Monday night in a 4-1 loss to Lightning and overtook the Hall of Famer Denis Potvin.

Pulock’s absence allowed Noah Dobson to retire after he had been healthy Monday.

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Islanders and UBS Arena Partners announced a five-year deal with Orange Comet, powered by Avalanche Blockchain, for team-themed NFTs (non-fungible tokens). The first will be available on Saturday at the same time as Islanders ’new home opens… Casey Cizikas returned to the line-up when he was out of Monday’s match due to non-COVID-19 illness. . . The Islanders scored four goals in the episode for the second time in four games. They lost 5-2 in Minnesota on Nov. 7 after taking one goal lead in the third period. . . Kieffer Bellows ’entry point was his first entry of the season and his first entry since his NHL debut on February 4, 2020.. . The six goals of the Panthers matched the most goals allowed by Islanders this season.

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