Isles' Carkner Returns: Matt Carkner (lower body) will return to action Thursday against Montreal. (Updated 3/21/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/18/13).
With Matt Carkner back in the Isles' lineup, Radek Martinek will take a seat on Thursday. (Updated 3/21/13).
04/18/2013 22:05 Islanders rally, close in on Leafs for fifth in East
John Tavares had two goals and an assist Thursday as the New York Islanders rallied past Toronto 5-3 on Thursday and moved within two points of the Maple Leafs for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Matt Carkner wasn't brought to Long Island to light the lamp, as he has only scored four goals in three NHL seasons, but to add toughness to the defensive unit of the team. Carkner made enemies with the Rangers while playing for Ottawa during last season's playoffs, delivering some questionable hits, so his presence on the Islanders could make life interesting during the six games these teams play against one another. Carkner posted three points in 29 games for the Senators last year. (Updated 8/14/12)