The Islanders plan to have a new home in Belmont Park by the 2021-22 season, but there are some fears that the project to build a new arena is dragging.
Islanders owner Jon Ledecky insists there is nothing to worry about.
"Everything is moving forward on schedule," he told The Post during his team's 5-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.
The Islanders were given permission for a new arena in Belmont Park in December 2017 but have received some pushback, most notably from citizens who live in nearby Elmont and Floral Park, who are leading protests against the project.
Empire State Development (ESD), which is leading the way for the new arena, has conducted surveys and polls on a number of issues ranging from environmental impact to traffic studies and factored in the pushback when establishing a timeline for the new arena.
"The ESD is in charge of the actual schedule," Ledecky said. "And they're on schedule and we're on schedule with them."
The Islanders have split their home games between the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale this season after spending the previous three seasons solely in Brooklyn, which has not gone well.
The NHL determined earlier this season that the Islanders, who are battling for first place in the Metropolitan Division, would play their first-round playoff games at the Coliseum before shifting to Barcalys Center for the remainder of the playoffs.
The league said in a statement that Nassau Coliseum "does not qualify as an NHL major league facility."
The Islanders are expected to begin construction for the new arena in May or June and with their home arena situation in flux until then, it remains important for things to stay on schedule.