GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy isnt sure if quarterback Aaron Rodgers will start the teams winner-take-all NFC North matchup with the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. McCarthy did say Monday that the team wants to make a decision on Rodgers availability "sooner than later." Rodgers, who has not played since fracturing his left collarbone against the Bears at Lambeau Field on Nov. 4, has missed the past seven games. Including the loss to the Bears when Rodgers was injured at the end of the Packers opening series, the Packers have gone 2-5-1 with three different starters at quarterback. Throughout the process, the team has emphasized that Rodgers has not been "medically cleared" by team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie. McCarthy also emphasized last week that the decision not to start Rodgers in Sundays 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was an "organizational decision," suggesting that general manager Ted Thompson, McCarthy and McKenzie made the call. "(There is) lot of conversation going on with Aaron and obviously Dr. McKenzie and Ted Thompson and I. Were working through that," McCarthy said Monday of the teams plans for Rodgers. "I do not have anything to announce today. Hopefully we can get the question answered sooner than later. Were still working that." Asked directly if Rodgers has been medically cleared, McCarthys answer was different than previous answers to the same question. "Thats all part of the conversation. Were still gathering information today," McCarthy said. "Theres testing and things to get done, so were still working through that. I, personally, havent talked to Dr. McKenzie yet. He left for surgery. Were working through it." Last week, McCarthy had also said that Rodgers looked "ready to play" after observing him in practice last Wednesday and Thursday. While Rodgers had experienced pain in his shoulder after returning to practice in advance of the Dec. 8 game against Atlanta, he was essentially pain-free before the Dec. 15 game against Dallas and before Sundays game against the Steelers. "Clearly after seeing Aaron practice for two weeks, this is something Ted Thompson and I need to sit down and we need to assess all the information and to decide if its time for him to play," McCarthy said. "Aaron wants to play, has wanted to play for the last couple of weeks. He fully accepts, understands everything going on with his injury, so this is really a decision for Ted Thompson and I representing the organization. Thats how it works." Backup Matt Flynn had led Green Bay to back-to-back double-digit comebacks in victories over Atlanta and Dallas the previous two weeks to keep the Packers playoff hopes alive. And their loss to Pittsburgh ended up having no ill effect because of the Bears 54-11 blowout loss at Philadelphia later in the night. Now, the Packers (7-7-1) and Bears (8-7) will square off Sunday, with the winner earning the NFC North crown and a home playoff game in the NFC wild-card round. "We know whats at stake," Flynn said. Rodgers status isnt the only issue for the Packers on the injury front. Four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who missed four games earlier this season after breaking his right thumb against Detroit on Oct. 6, broke the thumb again Sunday and may be lost for the season. "The training staff didnt feel very good about the injury, so were still working through the process," McCarthy said. And running back Eddie Lacy, who has been hobbled by a sprained right ankle since suffering the initial injury Dec. 8, hurt the ankle again Sunday and could be out, too. "Eddie, hes sore, which he has been pretty much the whole season," McCarthy said. "Were not going to practice on the field until Thursday, so Ill probably have a better feel for where hes at." 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The Blackhawks went ahead 2-0 on Patrick Kanes goal early in the third period, but Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky tallied 51 seconds apart midway through the final stanza to grab the lead for good and cool off Chicago. Cal Clutterbuck added a second-period strike for the Islanders, while Jaroslav Halak turned aside 23 shots for the win. I told our guys, Weve got to get that attitude, weve got to get the swagger back in our game. And I think we did that, Isles head coach Jack Capuano said. If we do the right things, we can compete with anybody. The Isles enter Mondays contest with 40 points, placing them two behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Metropolitan Division lead. The Pens also play Monday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. New Jersey, meanwhile, enters Monday tied with Philadelphia for fifth in the Metro and trailing the second-place Islanders by 13 points. The Devils have lost three straight and nine of their last 11 games, but hope to pick up a victory tonight in what could be their final visit to the Coliseum. Barring a playoff meeting this spring between New Jersey and the Isles, Mondays encounter will be the teams final encounter on Long Island. New York, of ccourse, is moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn after this season.dddddddddddd This is the second of four regular-season meetings between the clubs. The Isles notched a 3-1 home win over Jersey on Nov. 29. It was New Yorks third straight win in the series and sixth in the last eight meetings. The Isles, who will visit New Jersey on Jan. 9 and March 21 to complete the season series, have won their last two home encounters against the Devils. New Jersey will try to salvage the finale of a three-game road trip tonight after going 0-2 at the start of the swing following setbacks in Philadelphia and Dallas. The Devils fell to 8-11-1 as the guest on Saturday after dropping a 4-3 decision to the Stars. New Jersey allowed the first two goals before tying the game at 2-2, but Trevor Daley and Shawn Horcoff put Dallas ahead for good with tallies late in the second period. Jon Merrill, Eric Gelinas and Scott Gomez all lit the lamp for New Jersey. We battled hard tonight, but we just came up short, Devils forward Michael Ryder said. Weve got to find ways to win. Cory Schneider allowed four goals on 33 shots over the first two periods and Keith Kinkaid made three saves in relief during the third. Schneider is 1-1-1 with a 1.31 goals against average in three career starts against the Islanders. Halak is expected to face him tonight and owns a 4-4-1 mark and a 2.41 GAA versus New Jersey in his career. Mike Cammalleri left Saturdays game in Dallas with a lower-body injury and is questionable for tonight. Cammalleri is leading New Jersey with 11 goals this season despite playing in only 23 of 31 games due to various injuries. ' ' '