Isles recall eight

The Islanders are still waiting on Sunday night's game between the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators to learn their first-round opponent, but the team recalled eight players on Sunday in advance of this week's action.

Among the list of players summoned from the minors?

Top prospects Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson.

Rounding out the group of eight players who will form a taxi squad for the Isles are forwards John Persson and Johan Sundstrom; defensemen Matt Donovan, Aaron Ness and Calvin de Haan; and goaltender Anders Nilsson.

Conspicuously absent from the list?

Former first-round pick Nino Niederreiter, who asked for a trade from the Islanders earlier this season, and goaltender Rick DiPietro, who was waived by the team and sent to the minors.

Niederreiter will play for Switzerland during this year's World Championships.