With the hockey world on pause, along with seemingly the rest of the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, Islanders head coach Barry Trotz took a moment to send a message to Islanders fans, thanking them for their continued support.
"Hello everyone, just want to thank everybody for their support this year," Trotz said. "Couldn't be prouder of the Islanders and the Islander family.
"Everyone stay safe, listen to our leaders, and practice your social distancing and hopefully we'll see you back at the rink in a short time. These are unprecedented times and we want to make sure that everyone is safe."
In the NHL's latest guidelines regarding the pandemic, the league was hoping to open "a training camp period roughly 45 days into the 60-day period," referring to the CDC's recommended period of eight weeks without gatherings of more than 50 people.
The league added that once the self-quarantine period is over, allowing teams to open up their facilities for "scheduled and coordinated small groups for voluntary training and care" can occur.
When the season was put on pause, the Islanders had totaled 80 points, finding themselves one point behind Carolina and Columbus in the Eastern Conference Wild Card standings.