The New York Islanders will be without several key players ahead of their first-ever game in their new home, UBS Arena, on Saturday night against Calgary. Adam Pelech, Andy Greene and Anthony Beauvillier were added to the COVID-19 protocol list on Saturday, joining captain Anders Lee, Josh Bailey and Ross Johnston.

Beauvillier, a forward, is tied for third on the team in scoring with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists), while Pelech and Greene are mainstays on the blue line. Each has played in all of the team's first 13 games this season, as New York posted a 5-6-2 mark, all on the road.

The Islanders recalled forwards Andy Andreoff and Richard Panik, and defensemen Grant Hutton and Paul LaDue, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced on Saturday afternoon.

Several dignitaries took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for UBS Arena on Friday, as the Islanders prepare to open the $1.5 billion multi-purpose facility next to the Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, N.Y.

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