Isles consider Halak day-to-day with upper-body injury

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The New York Islanders announced that goalie Jaroslav Halak is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

New York Newsday’s Arthur Staple believes that this cancels Halak out for the Isles’ next game, which takes place in Brooklyn against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. With that, it’s unclear who the team may call up to back up Thomas Greiss.

Injuries – sometimes smaller, nagging ones – have been unfortunately common for Halak for some time now.

The good news is that Greiss has been every bit as effective as Halak so far this season, giving the Islanders one of the league’s most enviable goalie duos.

From the look of the Islanders’ schedule, the team could lean on Greiss for quite some time without needing a backup (barring injury or other factors), as they won’t face back-to-back games until next weekend.

It’s quite possible that Halak could be healthy by then, although “day-to-day” can be a frustratingly vague injury description.

In other Islanders news, Kyle Okposo practiced on Saturday.