Then, it was reported by Arthur Staple that Poulin was indeed up with the team and that Jaroslav Halak hadn't traveled with the team on this brief trip due to injury. His injury isn't believed to be serious, according to Newsday.
#Isles have Kevin Poulin up from BPT. Jaroslav Halak did not make trip to Chi. Have not heard what injury is, not believed to be serious.If this doesn't make you nervous, especially so close to playoffs, more power to you. The play of Halak is going to be a huge factor in how far the Islanders can take their playoff run. If he isn't at 100% for whatever reason, that will severely hamper their chances.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) March 17, 2015