SEE IT: Islanders captain Anders Lee already back on ice after ACL surgery

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New York Islanders center Anders Lee vs Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders center Anders Lee vs Buffalo Sabres

The big story for the Islanders on Monday is the pivotal Game 5 bout with the Boston Bruins on the road, where they could take control of the second round series.

But there is one pretty big side note that needs some attention, too.

Islanders captain Anders Lee, who was lost for the remainder of the season months ago due to an ACL injury, was spotted in front of the net at TD Garden during morning skate doing some tip-in drills. Take a look:

Back when Lee sustained the injury against the Devils on March 11, GM Lou Lamoriello did say that it wasn't like other ACL injuries that saw more damage.

"It is an ACL and that’s as far as I will go," Lamoriello said at the time. "The doctors are extremely comfortable with a 100 percent recovery because of the type of injury that he has. But it is an ACL and the rehab will not be as bad as a lot of ACL injuries are because there is nothing else damaged other than the ACL."

Since it's been three months, I guess a drill like this in Boston with not much skating other than circling around the pipes is good to participate in.

It's also a great sign to see that not only is Lee back on the ice, but he's with his teammates on the road in these playoffs to show support and continue his leadership.