The Islanders will play in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs ... eventually.
New York, which swept the Pittsburgh Penguins, is still waiting to find out who it will play given the Hurricanes forced a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals with a 5-2 win in Game 6 on Monday night.
The Islanders last played April 16, when they beat the Penguins 3-1 to finish off the sweep. In the days since, they have focused on getting healthy, as several players, including Cal Clutterbuck and Scott Mayfield, have been dealing with injuries.
The Capitals and Hurricanes play Game 7 on Wedensday night in Washington, D.C., meaning the Islanders won't play again until at least Friday. So will the long layoff affect the Islanders?
"When you get time, you can use it," head coach Barry Trotz said.