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Projected lineups for Islanders, Canadiens

Thursday, 11.17.2011 / 3:14 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Islanders, Canadiens
Here is what the lineups likely will look like when the Islanders and Canadiens meet tonight at Nassau Coliseum.

ISLANDERS
Matt Moulson - John Tavares - Michael Grabner
Brian Rolston - Frans Nielsen - PA Parenteau
Blake Comeau - Marty Reasoner - Nino Niederreiter
Matt Martin - Josh Bailey - Jay Pandolfo

Mark Streit - Steve Staios
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Milan Jurcina - Mike Mottau

Evgeni Nabokov will start in goal, with Rick DiPietro the backup.

Forward Kyle Okposo, defenseman Mark Eaton and goalie Al Montoya will be healthy scratches

CANADIENS
Travis Moen - Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Ian Cole
Scott Gomez - Lars Eller - Aaron Palushaj
Petteri Nokelainen - Andreas Engqvist - Mathieu Darche

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban
Josh Gorges - Raphael Diaz
Jaroslav Spacek - Yannick Weber

Carey Price will start in goal, with Peter Budaj the backup.

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