Yesterday it was reported that the with their recent struggles, the Islanders had made changes to their forward lines in practice.
Well today, changes to the defense were made.
The new lines:
Matt Carkner skated earlier today, he is not yet ready to return according to Newsday however.
Well like the 5-5 offense had been rather comatose, the defense has had huge struggles getting pinned in their own zone. A guy like Hickey who was good at the first pass out of the zone was supposed to aid with that but he hasn't done much. One thing to note is that for the first time in a while Hamonic and MacDonald have been split up. Being they were together so long maybe this change can spark there play.