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Greiss in goal, lineup hinging on Kulemin's health

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Thomas Greiss will start in goal for the Islanders on Wednesday and the defense corps will stay the same, according to head coach Jack Capuano. The forward lines hinge on whether or not Nikolay Kulemin will be ready to go for the Islanders.

Kulemin left Tuesday's practice, feeling the effects of an injury suffered on Sunday night. If Kulemin can't go, Capuano said Mathew Barzal would likely get the call, though he'd have to adapt his lines to play Barzal at center. 

"If anything it would be [Ryan] Strome to the wing because he's played there before," Capuano said of the hypothetical line shifting. "Brock [Nelson], John [Tavares] and Casey [Cizikas] have played extremely well down the middle with the system that we've implemented with our exits and how we want to get out of our zone."

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