Travis Hamonic will miss "a couple of games" due to his lower-body injury, Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Thomas Greiss will be in net when the Isles face the Panthers.
Hamonic played in the Islanders' 2-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, but he missed Monday's practice with a lower-body injury. The 26-year-old defenseman has two goals and 10 assists in 35 games this season.
Adam Pelech, who was recalled from Bridgeport of the AHL on Jan. 5, will get a chance to play regularly while Hamonic is out.