Matt Martin, however, did not make the trip.
Interesting. This doesn't necessarily mean Nielsen will play, but it'd be strange for him to make the trip just to sit down. That said, it wouldn't be the first time the Isles brought a player on the road this year despite plans to keep him sidelined (they brought Kyle Okposo on the road for a few games before he made his return). Either way, it's encouraging to hear that Nielsen is in attendance.
On the other hand, I'm starting to worry a bit about Martin. Maybe the Islanders are being extra cautious because of his style of play, but I'd feel a lot better if Matty got back into the lineup by Saturday.