Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pre Game: Isles Return To Action Vs Leafs

Tonight, our Islanders return to action after the nearly 3 week Olympic break playing host to Nazem Kadri and the Leafs.

The goalie match up tonight features Jonathan Bernier for the Leafs and Evgeni Nabokov for the Islanders.

With injuries taking its toll on the team the lineup will look quite different then the Islanders pre Olympic lineup.  Bridgeport callups Ryan Strome, Anders Lee, and Mike Halmo will all be in the lineup tonight with Lee making his season debut and Halmo making his NHL debut.  As everyone knows, Tavares is out with a leg injury, Frans Nielsen is out with a broken hand, and Matt Martin is out with a lower body injury but it is possible that he gets back in the lineup this weekend.  The lone healthy scratch for the Islanders is Matt Carkner.

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