Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd have been through surgery, but they are on different recovery timelines.
After undergoing back surgery, Clutterbuck -- who had two slipped discs, two rotated vertebrae and a stress fracture -- has a good chance to be ready for training camp.
"It's my understanding he will be," Lou Lamoriello told The Athletic. "But honestly it's a process I don't know much about. He's doing well right now. I get updates all the time, he's been here. We just have to trust the process and the doctors. It turned out the way the doctors felt it would."
Clutterbuck's injuries bothered him to the point where he had to be scratched for Game 4 in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against Carolina, the final game of the Islanders' season.
Ladd, meanwhile, had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Lamoriello told The Athletic Ladd's recovery timetable is "more black and white" at five-to-six months, meaning he probably won't be ready for the start of next season.
The 33-year-old wing had 11 points in 26 games for the Isles. He still has four seasons remaining on a cumbersome seven-year, $38.5 million contract.