It would thus appear that he would not play in tonight's game in San Jose either.
The Isles will be looking to break their 10-game road losing streak (0-10-0) and 10-game overall winless streak (0-8-2) when they face the Sharks. It's only the 2nd time in Isles history that they will enter a game with a chance to break a road losing streak and an overall winless streak, each of 10 games or more. On January 18, 1973, the Isles went into Boston having gone 0-13-0 in their previous 13 road games and 0-12-0 in their previous 12 overall. They beat the Bruins 9-7 that night in a memorable game, recapped here: http://www.nyiskinny.com/2011/10/isles-40-in-40-36.html
The Isles also need a victory (or at least an overtime point) to avoid falling two games under NHL .500 for the first time since losing to Cleveland 5-3 on January 11, 1978 in their first game after trading JP Parise and Jean Potvin to the Barons (4-time Cup winner Wayne Merrick and future NHL GM Darcy Regier came to the Isles in return). The Isles would follow that loss with a 6-game winning streak, and have not been two games under NHL-.500 since. Six times over the last two seasons the Isles have been one game under, and they have gone 5-0-1 in those six games.