In Sunday afternoon's World Cup semi-final, Oliver Ekman-Larsson appeared to suffer a lower-body injury in an awkward fall, but he was able to continue to play, albeit gingerly. Now that Sweden has been eliminated, his NHL club, the Coyotes are giving him an extra few days worth of rest to make sure he is feeling his best, when he finally dons the team's colours to start the season. The coaching staff has come out and said that he won't be participating in any preseason action this week and his status will likely be re-evaluated on the weekend.
The Islanders are dealing with a couple of lower-body injuries of their own. Forward Cal Clutterbuck and tryout forward Stephen Gionta were both injured in camp over the weekend, but neither are believed to be serious and are only listed as out day-to-day.
Clutterbuck is the closest to being pool worthy of the two, but it would have to be a pretty deep pool to get down to his scoring projections. I currently have him in at 20 points, used as a bottom six grinder.