Roster Picture to Clear Up Tuesday

The Islanders have yet to make any roster cuts following their first four preseason games, but those cuts surely are coming. In fact, we should have a much clearer picture of what the roster could be within the next 48 hours.

In Newsday, Arthur Staple notes that the Islanders will divide back up into two practice groups this week. However, the two groups will be aligned towards which players have a shot at the NHL roster and which players do not. As many as 28 could be a part of the NHL group on Tuesday, depending upon how this shake out:

¬†After Sunday’s game in Nashville, the Isles will divide up into NHL and AHL camps starting on Tuesday. Indications are only a few prospects will stay with the Islanders group; Reinhart and fellow defensemen Matt Donovan and Calvin de Haan are possibles to stay, along with forwards Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome. But it appears Capuano will have a group that only includes 15 forwards, nine or 10 defensemen and two or three goaltenders once Tuesday comes.