Rhett Rakhshani is out 6-8 weeks with a knee injury sustained in Calgary.
Trent Hunter signed a one year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
Islanders website: Report the New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with defenseman Steve Staios updated to include his comments.
Obviously not my first choice, however we'll see how things play out. The loss of Katic, Jurcina for now and the six month injury time frame for MacDonald, do not make this the worst signing.
Islanders twitter feed has tonight's lineup in Newark vs the Devils, which will be live streamed on the Islanders website, and again keeps out many of the clubs tops players.
Here's Friday's 20-man roster headed to New Jersey:
Rick DiPietro starts in goal.
Forwards: Comeau, Reasoner, Niederreiter, Pandolfo, Bailey, Parenteau, Martin, Strome, Wallace, Gillies, Frischmon, Haley
Defensemen: Streit, Staios, Ness, Eaton, Donovan, Mottau
Goaltenders: DiPietro, Poulin
Devils website: Reports Johan Hedberg starts again, which will again be leaving out many of their top players.