Jaroslav Halak will be the Islanders' starting goaltender for Friday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Halak has given up at least three goals in three of his last four starts, including Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Montreal.
Head coach Doug Weight did not announce what the rest of New York's lineup will be. Casey Cizikas is with his wife in the hospital awaiting the birth of their first child, while Jordan Eberle is "a little sore," Weight said.
At 29-28-7, the Islanders are four points back of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.