Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pre Game: Avs @ Islanders

Tonight, our Islanders close out their pre Olympic schedule with a match up against Pa Parenteau and the Colorado Avalanche.

The goalie match up tonight features JS Giguere for the Avalanche and Evgeni Nabokov for the Islanders.

Tonight marks PA Parenteau's first game on Long Island since the winger left following the 11/12 season.  In an article for the Denver Post Parenteau pretty much confirms what I thought and was reported at the time which was that the Islanders low balled him with contract offers before he hit the open market.

After Thursday's trade of Regin and Bouchard the Islanders only have 12 forwards up with the big club so there will be no forwards scratched tonight.  With Travis Hamonic coming off IR, Matt Donovan was sent back to Bridgeport so he can play during the Olympic break.  I would expect Matt Carkner and Radek Martinek to be the teams healthy scratches tonight.

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