By KEVIN MACKAY NHL.com The New York Islanders are set to host the New York Bruins on Monday night for the first time since the team moved to Brooklyn in the 1970s.
Islanders owner Jean-Claude Briere said Tuesday that the Islanders will play the Bruins on the third-to-last game of their season.
The Bruins will host the Islanders on Wednesday night.
Briere’s decision comes amid the uncertainty of the NHL’s salary cap and the possibility of the league having to change its plans for next season.
Islanders GM Garth Snow said last month that the league would likely have to reduce its salaries next season if it was to make any cuts.
He said he expected that would happen if the league increased its cap, which has not happened yet.