Michael Grabner RW NYI 5 Days

Grabner (lower body) was moved to injured reserve Wednesday.

Grabner was previously labeled as day-to-day with the lower-body injury, but the Islanders evidently didn't think he'd be ready to go for the next two games. His placement on IR will create an open roster spot for either Johnny Boychuk (upper body) or Travis Hamonic (upper body), both of whom are expected to be ready to play over the weekend.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 7 Days

Grabner is day-to-day with a lower body injury.

The speedy winger is injured once again, and won't play in Monday's game against the Devils. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Casey Cizikas for the time being.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 12 Days

Grabner tallied a goal on his lone shot attempt in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.

Since returning from sports hernia surgery to make his season debut Dec. 4, Grabner has provided the Islanders with goals in two of his three games. Grabner will likely struggle to score which much consistency on the Isles' third line, but he should benefit from playing with better quality linemates than he enjoyed in his previous four seasons in Long Island.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 19 Days

Grabner (sports hernia) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday.

Grabner was back skating on the Isles' second line at right wing, where he'll likely slot in for his season debut Thursday in Ottawa. He missed nearly two months after requiring sports hernia surgery.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 21 Days

Grabner (hernia) could return to the lineup sometime this week.

Grabner has yet to play this season, but after experiencing some setbacks in the rehab process, he finally appears poised to return. He probably won't play Tuesday, but Thursday's game against the Senators or Saturday against the Blues both look like possible return dates for the speedy winger.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 1 Month

Grabner (sports hernia) is now looking unlikely to play before Thanksgiving, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Grabner looked like he might be activated from IR to make his season debut over the weekend, but he's apparently not progressing as the Islanders hoped at this point. The winger wasn't able to skate Saturday morning, prompting coach Jack Capuano to say that Grabner would be reevaluated Monday. Grabner contributed 12 goals and 26 points over 64 games in 2013-14, so he could represent a decent third-line option for the Islanders once he's healthy.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 1 Month

Grabner (sports hernia) will travel with the team to Pittsburgh for Friday's game, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

The team didn't verify that Grabner would be activated from injured reserve to play Friday against the Penguins; that will be determined based on how he performs during the team's morning skate earlier that day. Grabner resumed practicing with the team Monday and seems to be very close to suiting up for his first game of the season, though he might have to first head out on an AHL conditioning assignment before suiting up for the Islanders.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 1 Month

Grabner (hernia) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

It was Grabner's first practice with the team after undergoing offseason hernia surgery, so even though he's getting a lot closer to a return, he may need a few more practices to work on his conditioning before suiting up.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 1 Month

Grabner (hernia) skated on his own prior to Monday's practice, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Grabner has yet to suit up after having surgery to remove a hernia before the season began, but it sounds like his recovery is progressing, although he's still expected to miss the next week at least.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 Months

Grabner (hernia) could start skating again next week, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Grabner is less than four weeks into his four-to-six week timetable, but appears to be nearing his first step towards recovery. He will need to start practicing with the team before he can rejoin the lineup.