PRACTICE NOTES — Grabner Ready to Go

Kevin Schultz , Islanders Point Blank:

14 players on the Islanders roster skated informally today at IceWorks, with no coaches present. Also skating were Ryan Strome and Radek Martinek. Josh Bailey, Jesse Joensuu, and (of course) Lubomir Visnovsky were not present on the ice. Joensuu was in the building and looked fine, I’m not sure where Bailey was but there was equipment in his locker… Michael Grabner says he “didn’t feel anything” from his injured ab today and seems to be ready to go… John Tavares was cut in the face, and dripped some blood onto his jersey. Not sure if it was a puck or stick that got him. He’s got a cut near his mouth. Left the ice for a few minutes but returned and is fine… “You can’t take anything for granted,” said Rick DiPietro. “I’ve done everything I can throughout this lockout to be ready to go and am looking forward to it.” DiPietro and Nabokov played in opposite nets during a scrimmage today…