The Islanders' defenseman will take the place of Travis Hamonic, who left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury. de Haan has been a healthy scratch for the Islanders in their last six games, a decision that has left some people puzzled. He will skate on the right side of Brian Strait.
Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin will remain out of the lineup as well. They are both suffering from undisclosed injuries, but both players did skate this morning at Nassau Coliseum.
Jaroslav Halak will start in goal for the Islanders, while the Columbus Blue Jackets will start Curtis McElhinney.