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Projected lineup for Islanders

Tuesday, 10.25.2011 / 10:45 AM

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineup for Islanders
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- This should be the Islanders lineup for Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh.
 
Matt Moulson - John Tavares - PA Parenteau
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo
Brian Rolston - Josh Bailey - Blake Comeau
Matt Martin - Marty Reasoner - Jay Pandolfo

Mark Streit - Steve Staios
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Mark Eaton - Mike Mottau

Evgeni Nabokov will start in net. Rick DiPietro will serve as the backup.
 
Islanders coach Jack Capuano said defenseman Milan Jurcina (groin) and forward Nino Niederreiter (groin) are getting close, but neither is ready to return to the lineup. Jurcina practiced with the team Monday, and Niederreiter could re-join his teammates in practice next week.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.
 
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