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Morning skate rundown

by Katrina Doell / New York Islanders


Keeping with the schedule of the last two days, goalies took the ice first at 9 a.m. at the Coliseum. The full team joined them at 10:10. Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano watched practice while tonight's coaches, Brent Thompson and Eric Boguniecki were on the ice with the players. Eric Cairns was also on the ice.

Capuano said that Mikko Koskinen will play tonight. He's expected to play the full 60 minutes. Coaches will announce Tuesday's goalie after the morning skate.

Lines remained the same for the third straight day.

Forwards: Rhett Rakhshani-David Ullstrom-Justin DiBenedetto; Nino Niederreiter-Ryan Strome-Tyler McNeely; Kirill Kabanov-Casey Cizikas-John Persson; Brett Gallant-Tony Romano-Mitchell Theoret

D-pairings: Mark Katic-Calvin de Haan; Matt Donovan-Aaron Ness; Andrey Pedan-Art Bidlevskii; Brenden Kichton-Benn Olson.

Notes: Tonight's game will be streamed live on newyorkislanders.com and on MSG.com. The Islanders live blog will also be up and running with the Reporter and the Rookie eager to bring fans this early dose of hockey. Join the conversation here at 6:30 p.m.

Updates all day and during the game on Twitter. Follow @NYIslanders.
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