Washington gets a fourth-rounder in 2014; Islanders get the negotiating rights to the pending UFA goaltender.
For the second time this season, Neuvirth will be unable to make a scheduled start.
During Sunday's broadcast analyst Joe Micheletti said that General Manager George McPhee told him that Washington would have 10 more points with better goaltending this season.
Who should start against the league-worst Sabres?
The 25-year-old netminder will make his first appearance since Nov. 22.
Watch the rookie netminder's highlight-reel save from Thursday's 4-3 win in Tampa.
More from the Caps' goaltending coach on Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
The Capitals goaltender acknowledges that his confidence has been shaken by his recent struggles.
Oates shares some insight into how he's selected the starting goaltender this week.
The rookie netminder will make his ninth start in the past 12 games.