Halak ruled out of Islanders' 1st-round series
Head coach Jack Capuano confirmed Tuesday that Halak won't be available for the Islanders' first-round series, as he's still recovering from a groin injury suffered in March.
In Halak's absence, New York started Thomas Greiss, who endured a minor injury down the stretch, as well. Greiss was solid for the Islanders this season, posting a 23-11-4 record with a 2.36 GAA and .925 save percentage.
The Islanders went 9-6-2 after Halak's injury.