Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 Months

Grabner was activated off IR on Tuesday.

Grabner was ready to return to the team on Thursday, however, there wasn't an open spot on the roster for him at that point in time. With Lubomir Visnovsky headed to IR on Tuesday, Grabner will now get a chance to suit up with the Isles' when they take on the Canucks Tuesday. Grabner has scored two goals in five games with the Islanders this season.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 Months

Grabner (lower body) is ready to return to the team, according to Newsday.

That's the good news, the bad news is that even though Grabner is ready to return there isn't a spot on the roster right now for him. The Isles don't seem inclined to change up their starting lineup right now and no one seems to need to go on IR. Grabner may have to wait for a roster spot to open before he gets a chance to play again.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 Months

Grabner (lower body) no longer appears on track to play Wednesday against the Jets, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Grabner appears to be skating and was believed to be trending toward an activation, but the Islanders' roster still remains full heading into Wednesday's contest. The team will have to waive or place another player on IR to facilitate the return of Grabner.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 Months

Grabner (lower body) is expected to return Wednesday to the Islanders, according to Newsday.

Grabner has only played in five games so far this season due to multiple injuries but he did have a pair of goals during those contests. Grabner's speed will be a welcome addition to the Islanders once again.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.