The 23-year-old has 10 goals and 19 assists this season, his first with the Islanders following four years with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Islanders have lost four of their last six games and are 43-22-4 this season. They are tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference behind the Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.
The Islanders host the Ottawa Senators on Friday.
- Paul Palladino