Tonight, our Islanders return home to play host to the Ottawa Senators.
The goalie match up tonight features Ben Bishop for Ottawa. Meanwhile, he will be opposed by Evgeni Nabokov making his 10th straight start for the Islanders.
The Islanders lineup will remain the same which means both Matt Carkner and Jesse Joensuu are not yet ready to return. Additionally, according to Newsday Michael Grabner skated this morning. He is doubtful to return tonight. However, there is a chance he is back for Thursdays game against Montreal.
For Ottawa, it was announced today that forward Milan Michalek would be out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to clean up his knee. This is yet another long term loss for Ottawa who is without Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, and Craig Anderson.