Islander Coach Jack Capuano told reporters following Thursday's practice that Matt Martin, Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck were still all day-to-day.
"We'll continue to monitor as we move forward," he said.
Clutterbuck did skate during the Islanders' practice at Nassau Coliseum. The winger skated with Michael Grabner, Brock Nelson and Mikhail Grabovski. Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen were absent from the ice and it would be hard to imagine that they will be ready for Friday's game in Pittsburgh.
On a positive note, Grabovski took part in practice once again. It was his second full team practice, according to Capuano. He took part in a skate with the team on Monday as well.
"He's getting better," the Isles' bench boss said when asked about Grabovski. "There is no question. He is definitely getting closer, there is no doubt about it. The other guys we'll see, but it's good to see him go through it. We always evaluate with our trainers after the practice, but it's good to see him go through a full practice. We had a little bit of battle out there today and he went through it fine."
Jaroslav Halak could go in the net for Friday's matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Capuano said that it will be something that the coaching staff will discuss heading into Friday's game.
"We have to evaluate it," he said. "We always do that the day before a game and we can discuss that later."
The Islanders are 3-1 against the Penguins this season and Halak is 2-1 against Pittsburgh. He started in the 4-1 win over the Penguins in November and in the 6-3 victory in January. In Halak's last start against the Pens he made 21 saves on 24 shots.