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Islanders vs. Capitals [Game #81]

There is no ATO #55 and no surprise callups, but Ryan Pulock is the latest to miss out from illness as the New York Islanders host the Washington Capitals for the second half of a home-and-home.

Brock Nelson and Zdeno Chara return from illness. Former Capital Semyon Varlamov is expected to start in goal.

#Isles tonight: Varlamov in net. Nelson and Chara back from illness. Pulock has the illness (non COVID) going around room and will not play. Salo stays in.

— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) April 28, 2022

Meanwhile, a surprisingly positive sign for Otto Koivula, the Islanders’ forever fifth (or even sixth option at center, after his latest stint before being returned to Bridgeport?