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Thomas Greiss hoping to form bond with new Islander Semyon Varlamov

Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period of a game at Barclays Center on Jan. 13, 2019. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Thomas Greiss worked alone on the ice for more than an hour on Wednesday at the Islanders’ practice facility in East Meadow, rimming pucks around the boards, dropping to his knees to stop imaginary shots and testing his post-to-post agility.

The goalie’s solo workout followed two days of skating with several teammates as the informal practices leading up to September’s training camp have begun. Monday and Tuesday’s group included Semyon Varlamov, signed as an unrestricted free agent to replace Robin Lehner as Greiss’ partner in net.