It is not yet clear when the Islanders will see Adam Pelech or Ryan Pulock return to the lineup after the latest update from Lane Lambert Tuesday morning was to say only that neither (nor Scott Mayfield) are expected to travel to Washington and Carolina this week.
So maybe it is a little premature to start playing out scenarios.
But when the Islanders do finally get a healthy blue line, whenever that may be, reuniting Pelech and Pulock on a pair for the first time this season is a step that could be on the table.
That is because Alexander Romanov and Noah Dobson, in their play together, have facilitated such a possibility.
Recall that the original plan upon acquiring Romanov at the 2022 draft was to pair the two young D-men while letting Pelech and Pulock continue on as the top pair.
That was abandoned after 19 games last season because Romanov and Dobson never quite looked on the same page when they were on the ice together and the Islanders could not keep waiting for them to click.
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