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Potential lineups for Sabres, Islanders

Tuesday, 11.29.2011 / 2:12 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / At the Rink blog

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Potential lineups for Sabres, Islanders
The Buffalo Sabres lineup should have a more familiar look tonight when they face the New York Islanders, as three of their injured regulars -- forwards Patrick Kaleta and Drew Stafford, along with defenseman Robyn Regehr -- will be back in the lineup.

For the Islanders, rookie forward Nino Niederreiter draws back in, while Michael Haley is a healthy scratch.

Here is a look at the lineups each team likely will use tonight.

SABRES
Thomas Vanek - Jochen Hecht - Jason Pominville
Nathan Gerbe - Derek Roy - Zack Kassian
Ville Leino - Luke Adam - Drew Stafford
Matt Ellis - Paul Gaustad - Patrick Kaleta

Andrej Sekera - Jordan Leopold
Marc-Andre Gragnani - Christian Ehrhoff
Robyn Regehr - Brayden McNabb

Jhonas Enroth will start in goal, with Drew MacIntyre the backup.

ISLANDERS
Matt Moulson - John Tavares - P.A. Parenteau
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo
David Ullstrom - Josh Bailey - Brian Rolston
Matt Martin - Marty Reasoner - Nino Niederreiter

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

Al Montoya will start in goal, with Rick DiPietro the backup.

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

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK
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