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an­tic­i­pated back in Au­gust,” head coach Jim Hulton said.

“It adds to the strength and depth up front. At this time of the year, and come play­off time, depth is one of the key in­gre­di­ents for good teams.”

Hulton said he ex­pected to re­unite Ch­lapik with rightwinger Daniel Sprong while Sa­muel Blais is likely to start as the line’s left-winger. Kielly skated with wingers Keith Get­son and Bradley Kennedy at Thurs­day’s prac­tice.

But the head coach had proven he is will­ing to shuf­fle the deck.

“I’m not mar­ried to any com­bi­na­tions, so we’ll play around with (it) a lot over the course of the week­end,” Hulton said.

Tonight starts a stretch of three games in three days for the Isles.

“Saint John has had our num­ber re­cently, but they’ve all been re­ally good hockey games,” Hulton said.

The Is­lan­ders play at Monc­ton Satur­day at 4 p.m. and host Hal­i­fax Sun­day at 3 p.m.

De­fence­man Dex­ter We­ber re­mains out of the Is­lan­ders lineup with an up­per-body in­jury for this week­end.

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