Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 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.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 4 Months

Grabner underwent sports hernia surgery Thursday and will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, Andy Strickland of 550 KTRS reports.

The report illustrates a more definitive recovery timetable for Grabner, who had previously been placed on injured reserve Monday without much fanfare. The winger proved to be a useful depth scorer for the Islanders last season with 12 goals in 64 games, but the team probably has enough quality forwards on hand to replace his production.

Michael Grabner RW NYI 4 Months

Grabner (upper body) will start the season on IR, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Grabner is reportedly not close to returning anytime soon, so he'll start the season on IR to open up a roster spot. The speedy winger posted 12 goals and 14 assists in 64 games last season.